New Karnivool Song
2013-05-20 by Rowan5215 | 109 Comments

Australian five-piece Karnivool have released a new song, entitled 'The Refusal', which is
taken from their upcoming third studio album, due out later in 2013.

The song can be streamed and downloaded for free from ABC's Triple J website, at
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/media/s3762814.htm

A high-quality version can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjacfhkt25c

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Texture
May 20th 2013

40 Comments


Link is broken or has been removed.

Boo.

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

14056 Comments


hahahahaha

thumbcrusher
May 20th 2013

3547 Comments


you need to take out the full stop at the end

thumbcrusher
May 20th 2013

3547 Comments


song is ok, they've done better

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 20th 2013

30316 Comments


Link works now

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baldymort
May 20th 2013

661 Comments


it's a b-side by the way. they've been playing this one live for the past few years.

henryChinaski
May 20th 2013

2459 Comments


It's okay.

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Rowan5215
May 20th 2013

20501 Comments


Yeah I know they've been playing it for a few years, but I'm not sure it's a b-side, it could be on the album. Have they said as much?

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

14056 Comments


^So you say it in the article but you don't actually know if it's true?

BigPleb
May 20th 2013

28829 Comments


Bet this progs harder than Floyd.

No but seriously, this band are fucking awful.

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Gwyn.
May 20th 2013

14056 Comments


do they prog as hard as btbam

Benwx
May 20th 2013

127 Comments


I'm a Karnivool fanboy and don't even dig it that much. Production is also ordinary.

jimmykidd
May 20th 2013

521 Comments


Yeah not really new but w/e. Still rules.

chug73
May 20th 2013

632 Comments


the harsh vocals were a surprise.
the drums sound great stop being high

EvilCookieStudios
May 20th 2013

9 Comments


The song is pretty good, feels a bit weak, but enjoyable. Might feel a bit better in the context of the album. The mixing, though, feels pretty severely off as compared to Sound Awake. Oh well, I guess we'll see.

baldymort
May 20th 2013

661 Comments


fuck production and mixing are pretty horrible. hope this is just on the b-side.

JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


They said there'd be more harsh vocals but I'm not so sure about this. Sound Awake was perfect

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chug73
May 20th 2013

632 Comments


sound awake wasn't perfect but it was p good. dem bass tones were great

pxl
May 20th 2013

6 Comments


cool story, let's release a song for download in radio stream quality...

tempest--
May 20th 2013

10931 Comments


Been waiting so long for new 'Vool

zuzek
May 20th 2013

748 Comments


Hope this is just the band messing about, because this song is truly !@#$! awful. Crap by any standard.

tempest--
May 20th 2013

10931 Comments


agreed this is as bad as blood on the dance floor

BigPleb
May 20th 2013

28829 Comments


Ye, it's real boring.

tempest--
May 20th 2013

10931 Comments


base what happened to all your comments?!?!?!

fromtheinside
May 20th 2013

16485 Comments


not exciting at all. 12345 years later

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SitarHero
May 20th 2013

4047 Comments


Dafuq is this?

Puzzles
May 20th 2013

3065 Comments


This is pretty awesome, but I kind of wish I hadn't listened to those shitty live recordings over the last year, it would seem a lot fresher then. I remember hearing the live recording the first time and thinking, "holy shit, this is insane!". In any case, one would hope this isn't on the record mainly for its predictable use of down tuned guitars and the relative lack of progression from Sound Awake. Let's face it, Set Fire To The Hive was more cutting edge than this. Cool track though

EvoHavok
May 20th 2013

1248 Comments


Not much in this.

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jmh886
May 20th 2013

748 Comments


songs ok. I have very high expectations for this album.

NapalmCrusader
May 20th 2013

1737 Comments


Production is fuckin terrible, tracks seems ok but is a let down compared to their previous 2 albums

N0S3BLEED
May 20th 2013

7 Comments


It's ok. The use of harsher vocals is a huge surprise to me. In a positive way!

JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


Track is awful.

Captain North
May 20th 2013

6743 Comments


I enjoyed it. His harsh vocals aren't great

InFiction
May 20th 2013

3591 Comments


Yeah, I love this band but that was really nothing special.

JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


I don't mind the vocals at all. I mind that the songwriting is shocking compared to how amazing it was on Sound Awake, even on Themata. Had been looking forward to this...

Captain North
May 20th 2013

6743 Comments


It's definitely not awful. I even thought some of the song writing was genuinely interesting. They clearly decided they needed a big rocker like SetFire to the Hive as their opening single again. I'm sure the rest will be different (just like Hive had nothing much in common with the rest of Sound Awake)

JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


Well Hive was definitely the worse song on that album so maybe this won't be so bad. I hope

iswimfast
May 20th 2013

1137 Comments


this is a b-side by the way. although i am kinda worried about the production.

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JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


But the website says it'll be on the album?

Captain North
May 20th 2013

6743 Comments


I didn't even hear what was so bad about the production, but then I only listened once

Benwx
May 20th 2013

127 Comments


Listen again! It is just doesn't sound right. The mids are like fighting against each other. The bass and drums are at the background and don't mix well, and the extra 'sounds' just don't fit. I don't know, compared to the production of Sound Awake it is just not good... if this is the kind of sound they are going I just don't think it suits their style! But yeah, the other songs they have played live are certainly different (and better), so there is still hope

digs795
May 20th 2013

29 Comments


WHY U BE SCREAMIN IAN KENNY?

Drummerboy123
May 20th 2013

2174 Comments


It's a B-side guys hence why the production isn't great. This isn't actually on the album. Just
something to hold people off till the album comes out in the summer.

digs795
May 20th 2013

29 Comments


"'The Refusal' is the first offering from Karnivool's highly-anticipated third album due out mid-year."

SitarHero
May 20th 2013

4047 Comments


"WHY U BE SCREAMIN IAN KENNY?"

Actually, that's the beardy guitarist who isn't Drew Goddard.

Drummerboy123
May 20th 2013

2174 Comments


Pretty sure I read somewhere that it was only a b-side....

Their making a music video for a song atm. If it's the refusal then it will obv be on the album.

Sites can sometimes get things wrong.

Screaming sounds really cool. I hope to god that the production isn't like thus on the album tho.

Decent song for Karnivool. Kinda seems the new one is gonna mix Sound Awake and Themeta together.


Underflow
May 20th 2013

2185 Comments


That was underwhelming.

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CrownOfMagnets
May 20th 2013

2191 Comments


I got over this band.

PistolPete
May 20th 2013

3465 Comments


"due out mid-year" probably means 11:59:59 pm September 30, 2013 =[

song was nice, believe me if you've been following his other band Birds of Tokyo for the last few years...let's just say it's nice to finally hear some music with a little edginess and anger to it (guy's been writing conservative indie pop for far too long)

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TheCollectiveFacade
May 20th 2013

650 Comments


meh

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SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


SING ALONG! SING ALOUD! TO BE ALIVE! IT'S SO GOOD TO FEEL YOU NEAR!

SWIM ALONE! LIVE A DREAM! SEE ME DROWN! ALL THIS IN APATHY!

Hi, I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't like Themata then fuck you.

tacos N stuff
May 20th 2013

313 Comments


lol so much hate ITT

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


Pretty sure that production is not indicative of the album production. Pretty damn sure.

ncguitar
May 20th 2013

2200 Comments


omg i haet faux prog die carnivool batman n the mars volta long live tr00 prog coz im the tr00est prog fan ever

Yeah, production brought the quality down a lot in this track. Disappointing, since the song had some potential.

ProtestTheLegacy
May 20th 2013

32 Comments


Wow this is pretty garbage production. Also sounds like they're trying a bit too hard to be nu metally.

kevynwight
May 20th 2013

2 Comments


The sound is terrible. The track is excellent, it's just brickline compressed to become paper thin. No impact to any of the percussion. Shockingly fatiguing.

I need to listen to Shrine of New Generation Slaves to wash out the poor mastering...


Keyblade
May 20th 2013

13291 Comments


you can't even call this band faux prog tho

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ncguitar
May 20th 2013

2200 Comments


That's not the point lol

PostMesmeric
May 20th 2013

224 Comments


I thought nu-metal was dead.

JS19
May 20th 2013

3661 Comments


omg i haet faux prog die carnivool batman n the mars volta long live tr00 prog coz im the tr00est prog fan ever [2]

I hope the rest of the songs are better quality

ncguitar
May 20th 2013

2200 Comments


Of course they're terrible! Any band that has a name with less than 50 characters that doesn't sound intricate and esoteric automatically sucks!

Gard3n
May 20th 2013

272 Comments


No. Just... no.

Scoot
May 20th 2013

17493 Comments


3.5 bit weak hopefully it's one of the lamer tracks like caudal or some shit

also i don't think the whole album will sound like this, sky machine sounds like sound awake

mursu
May 20th 2013

253 Comments


The song was alright

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SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


With a band that has two consecutive 4.1's on here I think you guys complaining about this band are clearly the vocal minority. Band's great.

Underflow
May 20th 2013

2185 Comments


The band owns, but the song is mediocre.

baldymort
May 20th 2013

661 Comments


omg i haet faux prog die carnivool batman n the mars volta long live tr00 prog coz im the tr00est prog fan ever [3]


peterdigiacomo
May 20th 2013

53 Comments


I didn't really like this song, love the band though

iswimfast
May 20th 2013

1137 Comments


http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2013/05/17/karnivool-inching-closer-towards-new-album-release-b-side-
the-refusal-to-be-made-available-for-free-download-on-monday/

about the b-side thing as you can tell from the url. apparently the article has been changed though.
so that's disappointing.

Epicenter
May 20th 2013

166 Comments


To baseline: You don't like Sound Awake? Wow, that incredible. Oh well, it's not like you one other important awesomeness like - YOU 1 OM'S "ADVAITIC SONGS!" YOU ALSO COMPARE IT TO FUCKING LULU!

Calm down, it's nothing, it's just two really awesome albums he- HE 1 THANK YOU SCIENTIST! OH! OH...

Relax, calm down. That's just thre- YOU 1 FUCKING NE OBLIVISCARIS!

Alright, calm - OPETH! I DON'T THINK THERE THAT GOOD, BUT EVEN I DON'T THINK THEY DESERVE THAT!

All that said, agree with you, for the most part, on Muse's the Second Law. I would give it a 4 out of 5, but it's still pretty good. I got your back on that rating. All that said, how could you look yourself in the mirror and justify those.

Oh, wait. I look myself in the mirror the same way when I justify the 1 for Meshhugah. Alright, carry on. Sorry for ranting at you. Also, I think I'll check out Autechre and figure out why you love them so much.

Scoot
May 20th 2013

17493 Comments


can you calm down

Epicenter
May 20th 2013

166 Comments


I'm calmed down now. Once again, sorry for the aforementioned raging. It won't happen again.

UnnamedOcean
May 20th 2013

3932 Comments


Song isn't bad but I can't help but feel like it's a b-side from Sound Awake....which it isn't.

UnnamedOcean
May 20th 2013

3932 Comments


"With a band that has two consecutive 4.1's on here I think you guys complaining about this band are clearly the vocal minority."

There are 3 or 4 people who spend all day talking crap about Karnivool. Baseline and Silentpotato are the worst.

Epicenter
May 20th 2013

166 Comments


I find it pretty weird to call it a B-side to Sound Awake when there's harsh vocals involve. It sort of make it more like Themata than Sound Awake.

Drummerboy123
May 20th 2013

2174 Comments


"To baseline: You don't like Sound Awake? Wow, that incredible. Oh well, it's not like you one other important awesomeness like - YOU 1 OM'S "ADVAITIC SONGS!" YOU ALSO COMPARE IT TO FUCKING LULU!

Calm down, it's nothing, it's just two really awesome albums he- HE 1 THANK YOU SCIENTIST! OH! OH...

Relax, calm down. That's just thre- YOU 1 FUCKING NE OBLIVISCARIS!

Alright, calm - OPETH! I DON'T THINK THERE THAT GOOD, BUT EVEN I DON'T THINK THEY DESERVE THAT!

All that said, agree with you, for the most part, on Muse's the Second Law. I would give it a 4 out of 5, but it's still pretty good. I got your back on that rating. All that said, how could you look yourself in the mirror and justify those.

Oh, wait. I look myself in the mirror the same way when I justify the 1 for Meshhugah. Alright, carry on. Sorry for ranting at you. Also, I think I'll check out Autechre and figure out why you love them so much."

Are you new to Sputnik?


NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4509 Comments


Silent is gone you fuckwit. Shut up

Epicenter
May 20th 2013

166 Comments


Yeah, been commenting here about a month. I'm slowly learning that some people have the polar opposite of good music to me.

UnnamedOcean
May 20th 2013

3932 Comments


Oh right Silent isn't here anymore.

Good.

Benwx
May 20th 2013

127 Comments


Then you do not realize that baseline has been trolling for ages, and has been banned numerous times yet keeps returning. Blowing up only feeds the russian troll.

Good music is subjective.. so who gives a fuck if someone doesn't like your taste if it sounds good to you then that's all that matters!

Epicenter
May 20th 2013

166 Comments


And now I feel like a fool for giving the troll what he wants. Shit. Thanks for the info.

Yeah, I know music is subjective, but I always get that knee-jerk reaction who really dislikes something that I love. I guess I get a little too personal with music at times.

Aspenshadow
May 20th 2013

302 Comments


Why so much hate for this band?

pizzamachine
May 20th 2013

12568 Comments


hrm, not diggin' this at all.

WhiteNoise
May 20th 2013

2883 Comments


I thought Sputnik used to jizz all over this band? Where has this crowd come from?

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NeoSpaz
May 20th 2013

4509 Comments


Well, that's what happens when you make an emotional connection to a band. you're going to feel like shit when people make fun of them.

MO
May 20th 2013

17399 Comments


oh hey look a new shitty karnivool song nothing to see here

UnnamedOcean
May 20th 2013

3932 Comments


I cannot believe Sound Awake has a 4.1 rating with how much hate Karnivool gets on this site.

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


To reiterate, Karnivool > (TheBigLebowski + √CrownOfMagnets * [Keyblade² - Rosie O'Donnell]) ÷ (Ellen DeGeneres * MetallicOpeth).

MO
May 20th 2013

17399 Comments


"I cannot believe Sound Awake has a 4.1 rating with how much hate Karnivool gets on this site."

Ha I remember the day I gave it a 2.5 the rating dropped to the 4.1 its at now

proud accomplishment if i do say so

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


Did Ian Kenny fuck your mom?

MO
May 20th 2013

17399 Comments


holy shit mom insults!? youre something else!

but nah, she prefers good band members

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


Yo momma's so fat...

MO
May 20th 2013

17399 Comments


she plays pool with the planets

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


... she outlasted Michael Moore at the buffet.

SarcasticBastard
May 20th 2013

164 Comments


AWWWWWWW SHIT! GAUNTLET THROWN! GAUNTLET FUCKING THROWN!

Puzzles
May 21st 2013

3065 Comments


This would be a fantastic track if it weren't for the awful production/mastering. This shit is brickwalled to hell

Puzzles
May 21st 2013

3065 Comments


Wait, I eat my words - I just downloaded the track and it sounds much better in iTunes. The mastering is actually quite
reasonable, it certainly hasn't been brickwalled. The mids are definitely fighting though and the drums are just blunt
impact. Other than that, I think it's probably just the low file size on the stream that makes it sound like shit. 128kbps
can't handle stuff with more than three instruments and a vocal.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2013

9505 Comments


I really see no reason for me to pay any attention to this. The track may be on the next album, maybe not, and
either way the album will be much higher quality than this. I'll just wait until then.

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chug73
May 21st 2013

632 Comments


Waiting for potsy to come be pretentious up in here.
Song is alright. Not the best they've ever done but imply the whole album can be judged off one song?

NeoSpaz
May 21st 2013

4509 Comments


Potsy is dead and gone.

Keyblade
May 21st 2013

13291 Comments


wow so many butthurt karnivool fans

Scoot
May 21st 2013

17493 Comments


someone posted a 1080p version on yt

Rowan5215
May 21st 2013

20501 Comments


"someone posted a 1080p version on yt"
Sweet will change the link.

NonApplicable
May 21st 2013

1830 Comments


Not particularly great. Disappointing :/

KerfuffleinaHussle
May 23rd 2013

629 Comments


I heard this was only a B-side too but who knows. Also it's actually the bassist doing the harsh vocals.

Song is ridiculously 'meh.' Still that song 'New A.M.' they've played is really good so who knows

Drummerboy123
May 23rd 2013

2174 Comments


Yeah hopefully that made the cut for the album. That song sounds soooooo good!

Benwx
May 24th 2013

127 Comments


New A.M sounds good for the most part to me, but the end of it really sucked.. the transition was really awkward. Aeons was my favourite of the new stuff they played.. epic song

SadAndHolyGlow
May 24th 2013

1448 Comments


Not liking this TOO much, but it's okay. Hope the upcoming album (whenever it comes out) is better as a whole.

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Minus.
June 9th 2013

2666 Comments


You'd think after 4 years since the last album they'd written something a little better than this. Hopefully this isnt how the rest of the album is going to sound.



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