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"My Domain..." An Instant Classic?

Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by Overlord Purple Rainbow, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Overlord Purple Rainbow

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    I love the whole UNIVERSAL album. It challenges the listener. After the folk goodness of ORIGIN, the band has returned to heavy, and have made complex songs for people to wrap their heads around after a few listens.

    However, the one track that seemed to fill me with that Borknagar-y feeling was the final track, "My Domain," featuring a brief return from I.C.S Vortex. Very epic and grand. A beutiful track that hits you immediately.

    I think it's an instant classic. One of Borknagar's great tracks among their MANY great tracks.

    What do you think?
     
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    I agree it's great. I wouldn't complain if Vortex would rejoin the band.
     
  3. Overlord Purple Rainbow

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    Well, I think Vintersorg has the job permenantly, but it was nice to hear that voice with Borknagar again. But I'm speaking as a Vintersorg fan. I don't know if he'll step down or if they even want him to.
     
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    theoden236 Soul Wandering

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    Agreed. Awesome song.
     
  5. Defiance

    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Ah here we go again.

    I think it's a great song, very epic, but not the best one of the album. For me that'd be Reason, Worldwide or Coalition of the Elements (what an epic title! Could fit Golden Sun hehe).
     
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    Undefined Indefinite Entity

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    I have to agree, that this song was the first that I loved immediately, didn't take any repeated plays for me to get into it. But I also feel it is the simplest song on the album, but doesn't fail to produce that 'epic' feeling.
     
  7. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    I agree. My Domain rocks.

    But... Fleshflower was my favorite on the album. I think it's the most interesting track.

    It's still good that there's two tracks that really, really stand out. Abrasion Tide is one of my favorites too; I just don't find myself listening to it over and over like Fleshflower.
     
  8. Allfader

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    It's like a new Colossus/Oceans Rise.
     
  9. ShadarLogoth

    ShadarLogoth Long Dead God

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    i wouldn't go that far, but my domain is a damn good track. i also like fleshflower and abrasion tide quite a bit.
     
  10. Nick_Perrin

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    I think he meant in general style - My Domain has a lot of similar compositional elements as Ocean's Rise and Colossus, not to mention they all share soaring vocal lines by ICS Vortex. The track could just as easily fit on TAC or Quintessence, and according to the digipack booklet was indeed composed around the time of Quintessence anyway.

    Great track, this album is growing on me on the whole.
     
  11. Overlord Purple Rainbow

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    Yeah...

    Aside from putting a spotlight on this track, the whole album is what metal is all about. The good stuff grows on you after a few listens...
     
  12. Vintgar

    Vintgar First Lieutenant

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    It is my favourite from Universal. Damn good song! Anyway, the album hasn't started growing on me yet, and I feel a bit bad because of this, but I don't want to force it on myself, I'll just put it aside a bit and start to listen to it when I have some spare time just for this.
     
  13. Allfader

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    Yup. I also thought about Winter Millenium, specially on the 2nd half of My Domain.

    I remember Øystein said that it was intented for TAC and the booket on Universal says it was composed on Q days. It sounds pretty much like TAC, so the booklet is wrong?
     
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    I thought it was written during the Q days, but left out because it sounded more like something from TAC.

    Also I love the lyrics on the song, really beautiful.
     
  15. AngelOfDeath

    AngelOfDeath I like to dissect women

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    Am in the only one who thinks vortex stole his patterns and style from garm (in the song that is). :err:

    Good song dont get me wrong but i thought it was garm when i first heard it.
     
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    nutslap dr. nutslap

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    you can definitely tell it's a tac song and i like it, but i wouldnt put it up there with colossus/oceans rise. a full album like that would be great.. if only borks could put aside reinventing their sound with every album
     
  17. Drummer Dave Kinkade

    Drummer Dave Kinkade I'm in the band

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    I'd have to say the my favorite song on the new album is Reason.....its by far the most monumental for me and fun to play. Looking forward to playing some of this new stuff live.
     
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    Garm has quite pop'ish way of harmonizing (which he admitted in some interview). Maybe it can be some sort of clue ;)
     
  19. Erik Erna

    Erik Erna Sheriff Of T.S.G

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    In the United States? Eh? Eh?

    Don't make me go into the Monty Python "Wink, wink, nudge, nudge" skit!
     
  20. Drummer Dave Kinkade

    Drummer Dave Kinkade I'm in the band

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    Hmmm, Ya NEVER know.........Guess everyone will just have to wait and see.
     

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