Wonder why they didn't provide this as one of the prizes for their kickstarter though.
Digging: CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
Probably because the Kickstarter thing wasn't exactly well-thought out. Pretty much everyone
complained about how they ran it. I gave $30 for a lyrics sheet though anyway. This ought to be
Digging: Primal Fear - Black Sun
Just a heads up Blood Music is doing a repress of Portal of I sometime in the coming months.
@sevengill You just got into metal and you already dig these guys? Gotta say thats pretty awesome!
Digging: Krypts - Unending Degradation
They've got violins and clean singing! It was just a step away from Saor :P I went through the news
articles to see what that event was all about and totally jumped on it. I don't feel like seeing any
more awesome bands get big before I get on the wagon.
album art's cool. Portal of I wore off a bit so hopefully their sophomore release doesn't fall into that same trap
Looking forward to this. Hopefully with this record they've done away with a lot of the pretentiousness that brought down Portal of I.
they just need to adress a few writing missteps and bloating issues and they could release a classic
people not knowing what pretentious means again lmao
Digging: Interpol - El Pintor
people actually giving reasons rather than throwing generic blanket statements
Really eager for this, their debut grew off me a lot but they definitely have the potential to release something spectacular
Digging: Spectral Lore - III
Debut was flawed but "Forget Not" is one of the best prog metal songs ever. Hope to see something on here that rivals that.
Really eager for this, their debut grew off me a lot but they definitely have the potential to release something spectacular 
Digging: Hominido - Estirpe Litica
Just hope they get the production right this time
Digging: Strawberry Switchblade - Strawberry Switchblade
I didn't see much wrong with the production on Portal of I. In fact, I thought it was pretty good.
It's not bad so much as it is disappointing. The super clean production works in some respects, but I feel that they could really push their sound to the next level with production that brings the best out of every aspect of their sound.
"In fact, I thought it was pretty good." 
Looking forward to this. Loved almost everything about Portal of I, I'd be happy if they released something similar but with a bit more black metal influence. I doubt that'll happen, and they'll move towards a more prog angle, but I can hope.
Digging: The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
"Forget Not" is one of the best prog metal songs ever 
Excited for this, even if nothing comes close to that song. Even at almost 70 minutes, "Portal of I" left me wanting more
'Debut was flawed but "Forget Not" is one of the best prog metal songs ever. Hope to see something on here that rivals that.' 
The only decent song of Portal was Tapestry, so hopefully the new one will be a bit more consistent
Xenoflux and Plague are really sweet, but the other songs sorta blend into each other. The rerecorded tracks are inferior to the originals except for Icicles cuz the vocals are more restrained and not as corny.
Excited. Great dudes, great music.
Freaking love "Icicles." The riffs in the second half are awesome, but not in the buzzy, random way a lot of black metal riffs sound.
this year just keeps getting better
dam since when were most people like "portal of I is good but could be better" I remember when it came out everyone was like hell yea this is the best thing ever which it is
A lot can change in people's tastes in 2 years especially considering
that a lot of people back then thought it was the best black metulz evar
which speaks volumes in itself. Also the novelty of zomg violins in metal
prolly wore off in that time
it's not even bm though haha
and like the violin isn't even at the forefront really I reckon it's just like a cool addition I mean half the album you can't even hear it
I said even 3 times in that comment
and like twice
wat r u doin
The songs on Portal of I just drag a lot. Except for Forget Not, I will forever love that song to death.
im a 13 year old girl oops
everyone's a 13 year old girl sometimes
it's not even bm though haha
lol that was my point dude
It's got bm influences but without being lame. These dudes just got announced for Soundwave, stoked.
Portal of I is nearly flawless. Can't wait for this.