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|4.0 excellent||Alex Newton | February 9th 13|
"almost nothing happens throughout the whole album, it's just one predictable build to ranother predictable build"rThat's like analyzing the sentence structure of Moby-Dick and concluding that it's just a rbunch of descriptions that build to more descriptions with way too many commas in between. rLight Bearer are a medium for a story and ideology, and without that framework it is indeed rjust a bunch of build ups and riffs like any other post-metal album. An opinion is just rthat, but I think this album demands a more holistic view than most.
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|2.0 poor||DarkNoctus | February 9th 13|
i can't get over how basic this is, almost nothing happens throughout the whole album, it's just one predictable build to another predictable build to another boring riff with a simple drum beat over and over and over for 80 fucking minutes
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|3.0 good||Andrew W. Gold CONTRIBUTOR | February 11th 13|
As bloated as it is frustrating, Light Bearer's second album is plagued by complete and utter lack of inspiration during its middle tracks. Download 'Beautiful Is This Burden,' 'Aggressor & Usurper,' and 'Silver Tongue,' and forget the rest ever existed.
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|3.0 good||Ryan Kroner | February 8th 13|
I fully expect to enjoy this, but I highly, highly doubt that it will deserve a 4.9 average.
EDIT: Holy shit, is this ever bloated.
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|2.5 average||Lambda | December 23rd 13|
Opener "Beautiful Is This Burden" is absolutely fantastic. It is an 18-minute post-metal extravaganza, with a gorgeous orchestral opening and excellent heavy riffing throughout. Unfortunately, after that the album takes a turn for the worse, delving into dull, unmemorable, plodding numbers for most of its remaining runtime. The closing title track shows some promise, but aside from that and maybe one or two other sections, Silver Tongue is a very dragged out and uneventful listen. Major points for "Beautiful Is This Burden," but the rest isn't as good. 2.7
|3.0 good||Travis Montgomery | February 15th 13|
I'll admit that there's a lot of continuous building, but that's just what Post-rock/metal is. To be honest, the really beautiful moments are few and far between; still, it's far from a "worthless" album like some are supposing. 3.0/5
|3.6 great||Jacob Royal STAFF | February 10th 13|
The bookends are great, and the rest can hop off a cliff (whoa, I'm controversial tonight hehe)
|4.0 excellent||geasoftime | February 9th 13|
This website is ruled by trends. The new Darkthrone release is a shining example of that. Once so many people had rated the album a 5, it became difficult for anyone to rate it negatively. Alot of people who didn't even like the album rated it a 4, or 3.5, to be conservative. It couldn't possibly be a 2, because to so many others it was flawless. It is difficult to rate something without taking everyone else's opinions into consideration. This album has fallen foul to another trend, and the trend here is to dislike the album. Give the first and last track respect, and disregard the remainder. Well, I disagree. The entire album is fantastic. There are no bookends, every track is great. Light Bearer embraces the "post-" aspect of their music, and they take time to build crescendos and develop atmosphere. To the impatient, this causes the album to appear drawn out and boring. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you haven't listened to this, I hope you will disregard the trendy negativity and listen to it with an open mind. You will not be disappointed.
|4.0 excellent||tacos N stuff | February 9th 13|
no where near perfect but entertaining to say the least
|3.5 great||G.M.B. | February 9th 13|
Overall, this is another great release. However, it suffers from being too long for its own good. The album can drag on, especially in the middle section. At the end of the day, Lapsus>Silver Tongue
|0.0 ||fromtheinside | February 8th 13|
pretty dope. really beautiful opening segment that builds upon the bands intent to be "epic" in all forms of the word. much stronger over lapsus.
|4.0 excellent||XingKing | February 8th 13|
In two years, Light Bearer managed to release one full length, one EP and one split, each one building upon the last showcasing just what the band could do. Enter Silver Tongue, technically only the bands sophomore effort. It largely builds upon the ground work laid prior, expanding on it in subtle ways, such as the use of orchestras and keys. Silver Tongue has a decidedly darker atmosphere than Lapsus but it is as equally beautiful as it is crushing. How the band managed to top Lapsus is a feat in itself.
|4.0 excellent||cb123 | February 28th 15|
|3.5 great||Fujay | January 28th 15|
|2.5 average||VanPelt | January 26th 15|
|4.5 superb||fdrc | November 9th 14|
|4.5 superb||Amebix | May 17th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Le P. | November 1st 13|
|4.0 excellent||kotsaja | October 21st 13|
|4.0 excellent||John | August 15th 13|
|2.5 average||YUJOS | July 31st 13|
|3.0 good||Hail | July 23rd 13|
|4.0 excellent||Mkbart | June 1st 13|
|4.0 excellent||Uqnivde | April 27th 13|
|4.5 superb||Zao666 | February 28th 13|
|2.0 poor||C.F. | February 27th 13|
|2.0 poor||Rail | February 20th 13|
|5.0 classic||JSPRG | February 16th 13|
|4.0 excellent||fjutt | February 15th 13|
|3.0 good||rid | February 12th 13|
|2.5 average||Jack W. | February 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||buzz | February 11th 13|
|4.5 superb||gumi | February 11th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Brains | February 8th 13|
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