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Old 02-28-2015, 09:21 PM   #1
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Pretty recent heavy metal band that just released their second album, Vessel, and damn it's fine. A lot of different influences of metal all over this album and they all flow together seamlessly. Got a bit of power metal in the leads and vocals juxtaposed to some modern melodic black metal riffing and structure here and there. Real good.

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Old 03-01-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
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That's some damn fine stuff, the acoustic parts remind me of a slightly more cheery Nevermore. Actually just started listening to another track, definitely get some 90's Nevermore vibes but it's like Grunge never happened. Thanks Morph.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Wow this stuff keeps you on your toes. I am most definitely checking this album out more thoroughly. I like how the sound has a variety of aspects to enjoy, despite never straying from being "just" Metal. Top notch stuff from this first listen. Riffy as all hell. Teeters on the edge somewhere between songwriting and composition.

Fantastic.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:12 PM   #4
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Fukk it. Ordered this shit on wax. Thank you, Morpho.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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Best new heavy metal album I've heard since Portrait's last year. Definitely buying this pronto. This is one hell of a find Morph you beautiful bastard.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #6
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awww shucks guys. <3

The band have another album that they released a few years back too. It's pretty good as well, a little more streamlined but I'm liking it pretty well too.

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:37 AM   #7
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Aye, I grabbed The Primordial Temple the other day. Fantastic stuff, like you said it's a little more straightforward. But the foundation for their sound on Vessel is definitely there.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:43 PM   #8
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Been listening to Vessel on nonstop repeat (only breaking for A Merging to the Boundless because fukk what a record!) since it got here. This record has the high class, moves, and contemplative mood of Fates Warning - The Spectre Within. White collars and Shakespeare skull staring at its finest.

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Take my pale hand and waltz with me
A beauty in frenzy and ecstasy
Solemnly, a journey on the wildest of tides
At the end, were you able to capture your life?


The riffs are as sophisticated as this prose, gents. fukkng put on your Phantom of the Opera Crimson Glory mask and brood in your study.

The wax itself came in fantastic packaging as well, nice bonus,
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:56 PM   #9
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These guys got some USPM in their Swedish meat balls
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I plan on ordering Vessel very soon. It's a piece of music that I just cannot let escape my mildly impressive CD collection.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:42 PM   #11
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Just ordered this shit on Compact Disc if you know what I mean. Yea it may not be vinyl but killer riffs are killer riffs are killer riffs.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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After listening to this album again, I think it's definitely my favourite of 2015 so far. That's meaningless, but it's catchy like AIDs. The ballsiest riffing of this year as of yet!
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:31 PM   #13
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Further beyond, for thirst bounds the flesh to life


Sophistication!
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:13 PM   #14
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Listen to this guy followed by The Spectre Within afterward. One classy ass riff filled seance. Read a fucking book.

Meanwhile their classy ass cousin, Crimson Glory S/T, is also serving up a big 'ol heap of sophisticated sauce but doing things straight. Bringing to the table the same sophistication on gilded silver plates with similar waltzing movements but a tendency to ignore exposition and forego outright any Shakespearean meandering. I cannot at the moment conjure up another class act who does the same, white collars straight to the throat.

Regardless I don't have a preference one way or the other when it comes to killer stuff like this. Cannot recommend it enough.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:07 PM   #15
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It has a nice transition from Ecstasy Waltz to Through Bewilderment, hinting at the notion that this may be considered a whole piece rather than just a collection of (killer) tracks. Or I like to see it as a transition from say, Act I to Act II. Something along those lines. Regardless, it has the kind of continuity throughout that I appreciate in an album.

However I wouldn't suggest listening to this and The Spectre Within back-to-back. There is a danger of henceforth speaking only in the olde english tongue and wearing frilly shirts places. (too late for me)
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Donned my frilly white shirt hard as fuck today.

The more you listen to this slab of music, the more you notice the mud and blood stains on your frilly white shirt. Praise this shit hard gents.

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Old 07-30-2015, 06:32 PM   #17
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A mighty slab indeed! Their balls had more of an influence on their music than their brain did. Lead melodies are in tune to the underlying riffs to the point of not being able to separate the two. A+ solos no less, while on the topic.

But I really have to praise the singer's control, it's perfectly nuanced, sounding very full. I definitely see The Spectre Within follow up. Their voices suit each other so well.
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Giving them a fairer chance now that the initial listen is out of the way. Really cold sounding melodies. Vocals are so pleasant to hear though.

Hopefully this sets off some sort of heavy metal listening around here.
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Vessel and Stargazer - A Merging to the Boundless did not leave my record player for weeks at a time during 2015. Vessel has not lost any of its touch with time. A perfectly enjoyable listen with no song dropping the ball at any given time.
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Vessel is one of the top modern heavy/power metal albums. Composition-wise it's sophisticated and unique and pretty much stands above the rest in that regard. Even above bands like Portrait probably.
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