Shoutbox

  • 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.

    octobre 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.

    octobre 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)!

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • Silesia_Obscura

    @mauesndkj couldn't agree more.

    octobre 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

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

    octobre 2013
  • SoldiersOfFilth

    After>AngL>Das Seelenbrechen>Adversary>Eremita

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

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

    octobre 2013
  • Nehebkau

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

    octobre 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

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • rainandsmoke

    another masterpiece <3 i am not dissapointed at all

    octobre 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Eremita>Adversary>DasSeelenbrecher>After>AngL.

    octobre 2013
  • Vorathiel

    Anybody got bonuses?:P

    octobre 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.

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • aphoticapathy

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

    octobre 2013
  • Hopkinator

    Godly

    octobre 2013
  • Vorathiel

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

    octobre 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)

    octobre 2013
  • Nehebkau

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

    octobre 2013
  • chess_master

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

    octobre 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.

    octobre 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.

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • Dustspell

    As a lot of prog space/rock 70/80

    octobre 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

    octobre 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.

    octobre 2013
  • sanerinchains

    wierdo

    octobre 2013
  • MateusMC

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

    octobre 2013
  • adace

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

    octobre 2013
  • savaman

    strange new album, but pretty damn solid

    octobre 2013
  • GoreDaemon1

    New album here

    octobre 2013
  • v0j4

    well, the new album is definitely weird :P

    octobre 2013
  • Cheremenin

    He reminds me of Adam Jensen

    octobre 2013
  • Nehebkau

    There is still plenty of his signature screams throughout the album. The sax only has a couple small roles on the album, though.

    octobre 2013
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Ihsahn has obviously been working on his singing voice. That much shows in NaCL. I just hope that doesn't mean he will stop growling, or that his growls have weakened. I also hope the rest of the album is a bit heavier and that theres sax on it. He can never go wrong with dat sax.

    octobre 2013
  • Nehebkau

    My short review of the new record is right here http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/reviews/903951-ihsahn-das-seelenbrechen.html#post10721000 Mtay.

    octobre 2013
  • bardia1661

    WTF is up with the NaCl?? Is it the new Heritage?! Didn't like the new single at all!!

    octobre 2013
  • TheNightsnail

    Obvious is obvious and so on... Anyway, NaCl is good and better than Hiber.

    octobre 2013
  • Vorathiel

    NaCl on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92g3KGbZXU0

    octobre 2013
  • Vorathiel

    What? Where did you get that info?

    octobre 2013
  • Neue_regel_

    New Emperor album also probably coming next year

    octobre 2013
  • friikiness

    DILF

    octobre 2013
  • frisovandaalen

    New album is completely different but amazing. One of their best albums ever!

    septembre 2013
  • MateusMC

    Hiber is awesome. The darkness in the song is incredible.

    septembre 2013
  • SoldiersOfFilth

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA4LJMNYSL0 New song is on YouTube!

    septembre 2013
  • panoskoni

    Holy shit,the new song was good.

    septembre 2013
  • adace

    new song "Hiber" can be heard at 21:40 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039p50h

    septembre 2013