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bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

No problem. You'll have to post what you think of it.

Atari
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July 3rd 2014


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I wouldn't even know musk ox released the new album if it wasn't for Evreaia m/

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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2014


20756 Comments


I know lol i just didn't want to take all the credit

bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The neofolk side is definitely there, but I think when the violin and cello really come together (see Arcanum), they hit hard and almost manage to capture a metal atmosphere.

bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's killer. It's definitely epic chamber folk first and foremost, but these guys have ties to metal and I think it really shows in places.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2014


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"I personally see metal music as having more to do with emotional content than distorted guitars. I feel a single nylon string guitar can have the same emotional intensity as a wall of distortion."

from an interview with nathanael.



bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cool quote. I could agree with that.

bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Maybe the emotional drive is similar, but channeling it through a "clean" medium gives it a somewhat different feel? I think of "Jagd" on Dornenreich's In Luft Geritzt album and the last minutes of "Fortgang" on Empyrium's Weiland album. The harsh vocals are there, I guess, but the music is entirely acoustic and those tracks are pretty intense.

bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers Captain! I'm psyched to hear "Approaching," btw.

Totengott
July 3rd 2014


2589 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Listening to it for a bit, wow, this is simply amazing. Going to listen to the entire album when I am back.

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Totengott
July 3rd 2014


2589 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

''"I personally see metal music as having more to do with emotional content than distorted guitars. I feel a single nylon string guitar can have the same emotional intensity as a wall of distortion."



from an interview with nathanael.''



And the song I just listened to really shows that. Nice quote.

bnelso55
July 3rd 2014


552 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

If you're bringing back some of the old style then I doubt it will disappoint, Cap. I thoroughly enjoyed Black Horse Plague.



Agreed. Woodfall is an inspiring record.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
July 3rd 2014


20756 Comments


glad you guys like it so much :D

and yeah captain's new album is solid. actually had it stuck in my head this morning

Mendross
July 3rd 2014


428 Comments


Couldn't get into "The Mantle" anything in a similar vain ??


Artuma
July 3rd 2014


19729 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Couldn't get into "The Mantle" "



...

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Mendross
July 3rd 2014


428 Comments


Feel's like it lacks intensity


Mendross
July 3rd 2014


428 Comments


I've only listened 2 times. Did it strike you as a instant classic or should i give it another go ??


Hawks
July 3rd 2014


37989 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The Mantle took forever to grow on me.

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Artuma
July 3rd 2014


19729 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that's because it's meant to be extremely atmospheric



check ashes if you wanna hear intensity

Artuma
July 3rd 2014


19729 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Did it strike you as a instant classic or should i give it another go ??"



it was pretty much an instant classic for me but people are different



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