Shoutbox

  • Vorathiel

    Hel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYzmval86CQ

    Oktober 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Bonuses for those, who haven't hear them yet. Entropie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGq0k58TXe8

    Oktober 2013
  • mauesndkj

    "I really don't think it's Opeth's new direction, but instead, something Mikael just really wanted to do." It's strange, because i said they changed their style, and i don't agree with myself today haha. The new album is going to be heavier according to Mikael, so it'll surely be a great one. Anyway, i loved Heritage, i found it refreshing and full of ideas and i wouldn't be angry if he decides to make another album in that style. But, well, let's talk about Ihsahn, he deserves it (!)

    Oktober 2013
  • TheNightsnail

    New album is pretty obscure. Das Seelenbrechen had my curiosity, but now it got my attention.

    Oktober 2013
  • Darkfall_

    ""I still think it's Leprous' "Coal" obscure brother." I was thinking that as well. Especially since Ihsahn was on Contaminate Me and they play together anyway. Both have a similar atmosphere as well. " You forgot that Tobias Ørnes Andersen from Leprous also had played drums on "Das Seelenbrechen" as well as on "Eremita"

    Oktober 2013
  • GothicRedneck13

    Gotta say, this album really surprised me. But, I absolutely love it so far. It's different, it's weird, and it's got some interesting atmosphere.

    Oktober 2013
  • Barakalypse

    Please re-tag Hilber to Hiber and Sub Alter to Sub Ater, they are incorrect spellings! Proof on Nuclear Blasts product page: http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd-digi/ihsahn-das-seelenbrechen.html

    Oktober 2013
  • ravenexiled

    I think the Heritage comparison comes from NaCl intro, there is always tin bits of Opeth in Ihsahn music, but people tend to focus too much on that aspect. Das Seelenbrechen is far more linked to Ihsahn previous works in Peccatum and TSS, and others influences like Diamanda Galas, etc ...

    Oktober 2013
  • Edward_Blake

    Исан молодца.)

    Oktober 2013
  • Muinaiset

    I'm really liking the new album. I don't really get the Heritage comparison at all.

    Oktober 2013
  • MateusMC

    Even if Heritage was intended to be just a tribute, it doesn't make it less great. But I understood your point MusicSnob. That's why Ihsahn is an awesome musician, every record sounds different from the previous one (except for Anthems To The Welkin Dusk and IX Equilibrium).

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    ""...and not just copying a particular style, like opeth did with Heritage" i don't agree. For me, they changed their style, they didn't rip off from nobody. Of course Slither is a bluesy heavy rock song, but it's obvius, that's the only 'tribute' of the album. The other songs are very original, i mean, i don't know any prog band (and i'm a huge fan of it) that made a song that could sound similar to The Devil's Orchard, or I feel the dark, for example" I never said the songs don't have originality, but even after the tons of times I've listened to it I still think it's just a bigass tribute to ELP, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull. I really don't think it's Opeth's new direction, but instead, something Mikael just really wanted to do.

    Oktober 2013
  • mauesndkj

    "...and not just copying a particular style, like opeth did with Heritage" i don't agree. For me, they changed their style, they didn't rip off from nobody. Of course Slither is a bluesy heavy rock song, but it's obvius, that's the only 'tribute' of the album. The other songs are very original, i mean, i don't know any prog band (and i'm a huge fan of it) that made a song that could sound similar to The Devil's Orchard, or I feel the dark, for example

    Oktober 2013
  • thedarkdream

    I can't not get bored by Das Seelenbrechen :(

    Oktober 2013
  • Nehebkau

    V Aye.

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    But Heritage is just a 70's prog tribute, while DS is Ihsahn trying to change his sound and not just copying a particular style, like opeth did with Heritage. The comparison doesn't make sense when you're talking about sound or change of direction.

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    "I still think it's Leprous' "Coal" obscure brother." I was thinking that as well. Especially since Ihsahn was on Contaminate Me and they play together anyway. Both have a similar atmosphere as well.

    Oktober 2013
  • MateusMC

    I can't get the why people says the new album sounds like Opeth's Heritage...[3] There's almost nothing similar to Heritage. Maybe some common influences on some sections, but Das Seelenbrechen has a really dark atmosphere and it's much heavier than Heritage. I still think it's Leprous' "Coal" obscure brother. They even have songs with the "same" name (Salt and NaCl)!

    Oktober 2013
  • Svartorn

    I don't think people are saying it SOUNDS LIKE Heritage, but more like Opeth:Heritage::Ihsahn:Das Seelenbrechen. It's a radical change of direction/rebirth.

    Oktober 2013
  • Silesia_Obscura

    @mauesndkj couldn't agree more.

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    After>Adversary>Eremita>Das Seelenbrechen>AngL. These are so pointless because musical preference is subjective.

    Oktober 2013
  • SoldiersOfFilth

    After>AngL>Das Seelenbrechen>Adversary>Eremita

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    I think this album is meant for Ihsahn to start to flesh out what he will be doing next with his solo career.

    Oktober 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    The new album is fantastic. I know we all wanted more sax, but it is great none the less.

    Oktober 2013
  • Nehebkau

    I can't get the why people says the new album sounds like Opeth's Heritage...[2]

    Oktober 2013
  • mauesndkj

    I can't get the why people says the new album sounds like Opeth's Heritage... i mean, i'm a big fan of both Open and Ihsahn, and Heritage has really nothing to do with Das Seelenbrechen. It's clear that Heritage aims to be a prog rock/metal album, while this one is more experimental and avant garde. I really liked this record when i listened yesterday, i think it's going to grow up on me

    Oktober 2013
  • Wolfstroy

    Das Seelenbrechen is one of the best solo albums of Ihsahn's career. As the German title states, it's a real soul breaker. Tacit 2 is pure metal Stockhausen.

    Oktober 2013
  • rainandsmoke

    another masterpiece <3 i am not dissapointed at all

    Oktober 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Eremita>Adversary>DasSeelenbrecher>After>AngL.

    Oktober 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Anybody got bonuses?:P

    Oktober 2013
  • Svartorn

    OCD ALERT. WHY DOES TACIT 2 COME BEFORE TACIT. *pulls hair out* Honestly, though, I don't really know what to think of the new album. I'm the self proclaimed biggest Ihsahn fan on Earth. Individually I think I love all the songs, but together it just sounds so schizophrenic. As someone else said, a lot of the time the songs are just meandering noise. On the first listen, it's exciting because I have absolutely no idea what will happen next. I think that novelty will wear off after a few listens, though.

    Oktober 2013
  • bjeer

    I love the fact that he's trying really hard to reinvent himself, being more experimental than ever, dabbling into unexplored areas such as incorporating trip-hop/drone/noise elements, but as a whole, this album really doesn't quite cut it for me. The pacing seems a little off and the transitions between different parts in the songs lack smoothness, which is especially problematic, since he seems to be keen on producing atosphere through a more mellow, repetitive approach, that may feel predictable, maybe even aimless, not really having the synergy with the techincal parts he throws in. The highs just aren't all that memorable or even too far from what he's already done, and while the "lows" aren't low enoungh to make this album bad, they still show for his inexpereince when creating outside the comfort zone of previous releases. Overall it's still a really fun album and an important step in the process of departure from his old sound into increasingly more progressive efforts.

    Oktober 2013
  • aphoticapathy

    My highlights are Hiber, Regen, NaCl and Pulse. [2] I concur.

    Oktober 2013
  • Hopkinator

    Godly

    Oktober 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Oh shit! Rec is so fuckin Peccatumish, that I really mourn about its short lenght! What a great, moody song!

    Oktober 2013
  • Vorathiel

    First half of M is so great, so dark and moody, ut second... agh, I really hate prog rock, especially from old times. (strange that I'm still Ihsahn fan, huh? :P)

    Oktober 2013
  • Nehebkau

    M was reminiscent of the song Bridge of Sighs for me, once it finished it's build up.

    Oktober 2013
  • chess_master

    Ihsahn goes Pink Floyd on track M, cant believe it, instant love <3

    Oktober 2013
  • alvaricoca_arch

    Das Seelenbrechen is amazing. It's Opeth's Heritage for Ihsahn. I was waiting for an album like this, hence his work in Peccatum. Synths, Sax, nice solos, cool vibe... Really surprising. Maybe the second best album of the year, behind Ulver's Messe. You did it Ihsahn! You did it.

    Oktober 2013
  • DonCappuccino

    Das Seelenbrechen surprised me on the first listen, Ihsahn did something different. I can appreciate that, and I dig it for the majority of the album. There are some moments that sound like Leprous. Pulse has a really cool trip-hop/electronic vibe. The last track (See) just goes nowhere, experimentation without an ending point. But this is an album that needs more listens and I am definitely going to do that.

    Oktober 2013
  • Mrozikos667

    Oh, what a great album it is. Some say that it's experimentation for the sake of being weird. I say to that: all the better! Especially when the musicianship is this masterful.

    Oktober 2013
  • Dustspell

    As a lot of prog space/rock 70/80

    Oktober 2013
  • Dustspell

    "Very different from his other albums, but still a great album. It also sounds like a "brother" of Leprous new album. " I would say more towards the intimist side of Opeth

    Oktober 2013
  • slaytanic1

    Hmmm, I hate to dismiss an Ihsahn album on first listen as few of them have been immediate but I can't see myself falling for this at all. A couple of the tracks in particular are just meandering noise. I've always applauded his willingness to experiment but I fear he's lost me with much of this one.

    Oktober 2013
  • sanerinchains

    wierdo

    Oktober 2013
  • MateusMC

    Very different from his other albums, but still a great album. It also sounds like a "brother" of Leprous new album.

    Oktober 2013
  • adace

    Good album, but it doesn't grab me like the last two did. My highlights are Hiber, Regen, NaCl and Pulse.

    Oktober 2013
  • savaman

    strange new album, but pretty damn solid

    Oktober 2013
  • GoreDaemon1

    New album here

    Oktober 2013
  • v0j4

    well, the new album is definitely weird :P

    Oktober 2013