Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
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Based on 121 ratings
2014 Ratings: #4
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This was unbelievably awesome. This is incredible progressive metal, every single track bringing such raw power and intensity through either instrumental or vocals, it honestly feels like being trapped under a waterfall, but the warm glow of the sunset surrounds you and it just feels so right. It gives you calmer moments to recover from the chaos, and then throws you right back into it. maybe a couple of the tracks could have been cut down a little bit, but really that’s my only ... read more


This thing is a modern masterpiece and is a progressive symphonic metal album that blows me away with its power, beauty and diversity every time I listen to this


Painters of the Tempest got me into Ne Obliviscaris. It's a 16 min song that feels like a journey that takes you from sea storm to flying in the clouds. Meaningful, touching, beautiful and grows a lot easily. After 100-105 listens I've given to it, it doesn't hit the same, but it's one of my fav songs. 100/100

Pyrrhic is, probably, the best of these three to me. I used to find it the weakest of the album, but after getting used to Xen's screams and fully understanding NeO as a band, it feels ... read more


holy fuck what the fuck. The problem I and many other people have with avant-garde prog metal is the fact that these bands often tend to use their music as an outlet for dick-stretching and flexing of their technical capabilities, but thank god, Ne Obliviscaris does not go down that path here. This is easily up there with the grandest and most epic-sounding metal albums. The "Painters of the Tempest" trilogy is one of the best metal songs i've heard. thanks bybebye


This album is fucking NUTS. 3 songs all with the most brutal screams and shreds, as well as the most orgasmic guitar riffs and solos I've heard. Definitely worth a listen with how well written all of these songs are, as well as a clear know-how when it comes to their instruments. Also love how the use of a violin here isn't a gimmick; one to make the album sound large... but is instead another core part of their sound as a band. I'd rate it higher if some of the parts didn't drag on a bit... ... read more


This is my favourite album ever and funnily enough this album is also the last one to get a review. Focusing in quality rather than quantity, this album has only 3 tracks, but goddamn those are the 3 best tracks I've ever heard.

Painters of the Tempest has 3 parts by itself, and every single part adds something, it doesn't really feel long for the sake of being long. Pyrrhic sadly gets a little overshadowed for being in between these beasts, but it's definitely up there with them too. While ... read more

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Added on: October 24, 2014