AOTY 2019

Lotus

Soen - Lotus
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Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2019 Ratings: #427
February 1, 2019 / Release Date
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Silver Lining / Label
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patozf
75
'Lotus' presents what it might be Soen's peak in terms of personality and style. The mixture of emotion, melody and heaviness has reached the band's highest points with tracks like 'Martyrs', 'Opponent' and 'Lascivious'.

However, in terms of the record itself, I have to say that it gets monotonous pretty fast. The first songs are extremely enjoyable, but once you get to the middle of the album, it all starts to sound pretty much the same: power ballads once and once again.

I think that a ... read more
Sappy
80
Top Favorite: River
Other Favorites: Lotus, Penance, Lascivious
Least Favorite: Lunacy
gas_souza
78
Opponent - 80
Lascivious - 75
Martyrs - 80
Lotus - 80
Covenant - 75
Penance - 80
River - 80
Rival - 75
Lunacy - 80
84
The album had a very strong start that showed a lot of potential to be a candidate for early aoty. However, it started to go downhill near the middle of the tracklist, in terms of the attention-grabbing/holding features that were present early in the album. It's not as if it went from excellent to bad, but merely excellent to great. Now, when I say "from excellent to great", you can still see that I enjoyed the album. I just believe that it could have been just a bit better, simply ... read more
75
a neat little oddity here. Definitely worth a listen if you're cool with a bit more docile stylings when it comes to metal. It still bangs though. that cannot be undersold
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Track List

  1. Opponent
  2. Lascivious
  3. Martyrs
  4. Lotus
  5. Covenant
  6. Penance
  7. River
  8. Rival
  9. Lunacy
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Added on: January 3, 2019