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Reco: Ossein - Declination

Discussion in 'RC' started by Ellestin, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    Ossein - Declination
    self-produced - 2008

    This one is courtesy of Crimson Death, who forwarded me a link out of the blue a couple months ago. Here a statement from the band: "Ossein is the new project of Nile Bowie, former member of Symphonic Black Metal band Northern Myst. Ossein promotes a vegan lifestyle, spirituality, the use of natural drugs & substances, and a liberal political view." Rings a bell? Well, for a fact Declination bears similarities to WITTR in the long-winded, panoramic compositions, though their actual sound hovers somewhere between Weakling and old Alcest. An opaque, yet tasteful blend of harsh, intense guitar work, subtle atmospheres and many-sided vocal input. There's something of giant scope at work in those three tracks, that needs to be explored further in subsequent releases.

    Tracklist
    01. Divinity Was Born Between Blue Wings
    02. A Fool Sees Not The Same Tree That A Wise Man Sees
    03. The Road To Awe
     
  2. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    In this song I didn't hear any Weakling, but I can see what you mean with the comparison to Alcest. I really don't know what to think of the song, it almost is like it's too forced. Perhaps this is clearer throughout the album?

    I'd definitely be up for listening to this album as a whole before judging it. It seems quite dense.
     
  3. einride

    einride friendly pal with a smile

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    i dont even need to check to know that this band is american
     
  4. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    swizzlenuts I was drunk Thursday night in a pub and met someone that really looks like you, it was.. weird

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    Am I imagining?
     
  5. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    Which guy?! I don't see any guy that look like me.
     
  6. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    lol
    I guess I really was drunk
    I meant the guy with the brown/grey shirt.
     
  7. spikes77

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    drunk indeed :zombie: :loco: ^^

    Good recco ellestin. The song took a little while to get going, but after the interlude at around five minutes, the track really takes off. The spoken word, with the harsh vocals over that riff was a highlight. Some definite sweet riffs during the last few minutes as well. As swizzle said, not sure where the weakling is, but i DO get a French feel to some of the riffs. I shall have to investigate the band further! :cool:
     
  8. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Yea, I don't see a soul that bares your resemblance.

    http://www.myspace.com/ossein "Excerpt II" is class. I didn't get a chance to download the yousendit, so not sure which of the tracks it's from. Good stuff, worth looking further in to for sure.
     

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