Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
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Evreaia
May 29th 2012


4261 Comments


You heard their debut or the burial tree? The first thing they made was kinda sucky, but that last one was most certainly just as good as this, even better perhaps (for me it was).

That album just always does the exact opposite of what you thought it would, This is so predictable compared to Ana Kefr.

Either way different genre.

Buzzkillr
May 29th 2012


1541 Comments


"I don't see it. Stuff has been done before. Taking a huge part of musicians out of context and saying what they do in comparison to what one band does who represents also a larger part of musicians is not really an argument. If we wanna go on a level of specific argumentation we gotta be specific and also look at circumstances, not just go with some kind of blanket statement generalization.
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Could you please provide some examples of bands similar to Ana Kefr, because I have yet to find any.

And following your definitions of "originality", this probably isn't either.

Gmork89
May 29th 2012


5786 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Pretty cool album, really dig the Townsend influence.

BigPleb
May 29th 2012


41758 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

That average rating...

Wolfhorde
May 29th 2012


13861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Could you please provide some examples of bands similar to Ana Kefr, because I have yet to find any.



And following your definitions of "originality", this probably isn't either."

I never said anything about similarities in sense of a similar style but in a sense of elements and certain structures/methods that have been used before. Mashups of Prog, Death and whatever, mashups with symphonic influences and similar. We have it here, we have it with Ana Kefr, we have it with bands like Dornenreich, Drautran, Septic Flesh, Hidden in The Fog, Mirrothrone, Transcending Bizarre?, Sigh, Lykathea Aflame and so on. And they're just partly rather "modern" ones. Certain aspects we already had before.



And I'm gonna repeat myself for the case you haven't already read it: I think they're both not "original", they're good but bands but sure as hell not anything really "original".





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derkaderka
May 29th 2012


67 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I listened to the first half of The Burial Tree and wasn't too impressed. The second half was much better but I still don't think they come anywhere near Ne Obliviscaris.

heyadam
May 29th 2012


1771 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really, really digging this.

Digging: toe - Hear You

Ending
May 29th 2012


2107 Comments


Interested am I.

Digging: bansheebeat - Lumine

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 29th 2012


4968 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Do you like progressive metal? If u do u will like this.

D41V30N
May 29th 2012


949 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

As far as "originality" is concerned, Ne Obliviscaris is obviously more original. But as far as "maturity" is concerned, the sound of The Burial Tree of Ana Kefr is superior to Portal Of I. No matter how good or original the album is, it's all over the place. It's over-ambitious and tries to go over everyone's heads - but the songwriting holds it back. The progressions from one part of the song to another is really terrible at times, and the drummer makes it worse. Ana Kefr does a much better job in this section. Also, the cleans in Ana Kefr were much better, and the guitar solos were melodic rather than being aimlessly complex.



Yeah, Portal Of I is a VERY fresh listen. That's probably why everyone's so hyped about it. But in actuality, it becomes quite boring and dull at times. Why? Because it really lacks parts which are really "memorable"; it has its moments, but in comparison to Ana Kefr, it doesn't. And even though I find it's "all over the place" progressions terrible, maybe some actually find them good.



Also, Ana Keft's record is a grower and this is more like an "ungrower" - first listen is the best, and then it starts to drop in quality. Give it a month or two and it'd be forgotten. People would probably still argue about how "good" this is - people who have stopped listening to the album and moved on to other albums, that is.

Gmork89
May 29th 2012


5786 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0



Pretty much what kingsoby1 said, though I don't think it's a masterpiece by any means.



chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


pree good

chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


lets all name drop obscure prog bands we think are better then this in the hope someone turns around and lauds us with praise about how good our pr0g taste is.

chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


I know who Colin Stetson is and that message wasn't directed at you. By all means continue getting mad on the internet.

chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


no need to be an asshole. I know it's your thing but still...

chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


oh don't make me blush

chug73
May 29th 2012


1400 Comments


i bet you are

balcaen
May 29th 2012


3183 Comments


looooool why is this under black metal on the front page

it's actually decent though.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
May 29th 2012


4968 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah it's not black metal. uses some black metal, but it's prog metal through and through

wacknizzle
May 29th 2012


13961 Comments


This isn't even close to black metal, Emperor and Darkthone are black metal.

Digging: Whorls - Petrichor



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