Behaving unwillingly like a recording machine All these emotional standards reduced to leftovers of a dream Is everything just like it seemed to be Moments ago who am I, where have I been, And how will I know? Have you ever had a date with an oracle That told you some of her secrets? The only breed in the following term; - share them with reasoning creatures In The Woods Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. The philosophical mind that questions everything and the poetical skill of whoever is responsible for lyrics in the group had a dramatic improvement during the two years between the two releases, and lyrics are now an additional instrumental, guiding the voices and instruments and the music's overall mood.
This possession will last for the next hour, so be well prepared. The composition is incredibly spontaneous, changing and progressing all the time. The culminations are many; there are various mellow and emotional parts, all connected together.
It seems that the first track consists of a large number of culminations, where the music absorbs you completely and you learn something absolutely refreshing and new. I Am Your Flesh is the next track and it is almost the exact polar opposite of the predecessor, although the group's style remains the same. The lyrics are intimate and so personal, that perhaps it was not the right idea to utilize them in the song at all.
The lyrics aren't Jan's, yet he was so deeply impressed and felt the sorrow of the author, that he was able to deliver the lyrics in a way I can not compare to anything I have heard before.
This track will seem raw and unpleasant at first, and there is a clearly a reason for that. The lyrics express pain, grief and insanity in an extremely abstract way, without resorting to aggression, as strange as it may sound. The lyrics, much like on the other tracks, are impossible to really understand the way it was meant to be, although one can and should make his own interpretation of the message. Myself, I have associations of an inability to feel love, grief concerning problems of intimate character and madness.
Once the topic reaches insanity, Jan's voice unleashes a grotesque growl. It should be noted that extreme singing style is not used to sing the lyrics anymore, and is used only in a limited number of moments, when the songwriting reaches its culmination. The guitar solo in the end of the track, which fades out, ending the song, is very disturbing, if you have been listening attentively enough.
Despite the short length, the traits of the music are similar to the other tracks; it is a very captivating track, especially for its length. Weeping Willow is the next epic composition, and this times the vocal duties are Jan's once again. This is a very dark, mesmerizing number with usage of pianos in unison with the guitar riffs, which the structure relies on heavily on, in the beginning and keyboards in the end.
The emotional level of expression reaches its peak here, and all instruments and voices create a hypnotising, trance-like state here, that I have never been able to witness before. It is a spacy, keyboard driven interlude, that evolves almost like a Post Rock strong, building up, accompanied by guitars and then suddenly exploding together with a high shriek, calming down afterwards and going into the last track, which leads the album to its grand finale.
Simply put, Omnio is a unique, original, ambitious and inspired album, that will appeal to any intellectual and adventurous listener. It is highly recommended and essential for every person, who took the time to read the content of this page, regardless of who you are - a Progressive Metal fan or an outsider to the genre for whatever reasons, including the belief that the genre is stagnant and full of stereotypes, which Omnio is devoid of completely.
In The Woods The five tracks on here, three of them exceeding the min mark can offer everything any fan of sombre and melancholic prog metal is looking for. They're accessible without being catchy, reveal an enriched sound using acoustic instruments like violin, viola, cello and piano without showing any sign of bombast and own a high variability and emotionality using intense, expressive, clear and well comprehensible vocals both male and female.
Growls are being used very sparsely and only in appropriate moments to emphasize a certain mood. As well the very pleasant, strong and highly skilled female vocals aren't omnipresent at all but have been used only when needed.
Thus for those people being scared of getting something like Theatre Of Tragedy or any "beauty-and-the-beast"-type of Gothic Metal band I can clearly say, there isn't any similarity to such bands to be found on here. Not to forget mentioning the beautiful, highly poetic lyrics of this work which are certainly worth taking a closer look at.
In "Omnio-Bardo" there's also the most celestial electronic sound I've ever heard on here. Actually I couldn't find any detailed information about which equipment they've been used for that and in fact I've to say they failed completely to reproduce this atmosphere on stage at the Caledonian Hall concert there it sounded just like a noisy mess.
It sounds as something like a Theremin or maybe some amp-effect but anyway absolutely unique and spine-chilling like the whole of this masterly done album. To sum up my review I just can say that "Omnio" must be considered a definite must-have in any metal-oriented prog collection.
This album is really exceptional and extraordinary providing an ultimate experience of haunting and goose-bumping music even after hundreds of spins. Though usually I'm trying to be mean with my 5-star-ratings I think this one fully deserves it. This song is an absolute masterpiece, one of the best in the whole metal genre if you ask me.
The way it opens, so dramatically well, actually I would say that that is one of the characteristics of this band, the dramatically, emotional cuasi operatic feel this band has is what makes them stand aside from the rest of the Black, Death, or Gothic metal scene. Then the crescendo, and when finally the vocals drop in, then you have one of the best moments in metal history my friends.
But after that, no track, so song comes remotely close to it. Of course, they are not exactly alike, but the sound. Kobro - drums. Recorded: September - March And our faces turned away from the earth we trembled into the world of dreams The cradle of imagination Our knowledge was complete all our needs fulfilled we could not feel a fairytale so unreal for adventures like me and you being nothing but shadows of our mortal selves I a way, I perceive myself as my own god my own master and my own slave I am but a thrall towards my own desires Just when it all seems so hopelessly to break free from what I have done I will try, do it all over again, and flow with the waves like the sun I draw parallels between intuitions and instincts I carried since dawn when dusk comes, I would like to see I was wrong, though I still am a thrall towards my own desires oceans of infinity The song also contains some vicious growls that impress along with heavy blast beats and devastating guitar riffs.
The song has several random bass and guitar breakdowns but keeps a very strong keyboard line throughout the track. The song finally fades off an a heavy note, accompanied by more wicked guitar work. The song is the shortest track on the album, clocking only 3 and a half minutes. This doesnt mean the track fails to deliver a powerful punch, keeping its vicious riffage and drum line through out, it is the least progressive song on the album.
Weeping Willows is another epic track clocking at 11 minutes and 39 seconds. The track begins with a dark ambient intro followed by violins and more distorted ambiance before it kicks into the guitars, bass and vocals all at once. The track is also a lot slower and contains some great keyboard riffs.
The song keeps a very similar and steady pace throughout, with occasional blast beats near the end and another haunting guitar solo. The next three tracks are all technically one monster track, Omnio?. Vocals and drums kick in a little after the 2 minute marker.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. In his review for AllMusic , Thom Jurek calls Omnio a "devastatingly beautiful marriage of prog metal, gothic texture, epic scope, and amazingly intricate, deeply moving songwriting for a tour de force that stands as one of European metal's classic recordings.
The titles of the three tracks "Omnio? Pre is a prefix used to say "before", Bardo is a Tibetan word for "intermediate state", and Post is a prefix meaning "after".
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