Leprous (opeth fans enter)

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  1. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    dont know much about these guys. but they were advertised in a new album i just picked up (the second album by Diablo Swing Orchestra), and they mentioned this about the band:

    "leprous 'tall poppy syndrome'
    tall poppy syndrome is the debut release from leprous, a young norwegian band hellbent on creating innovative and experimental music. their exploration of the dark side of metal draws inspirations from icons EMPEROR and OPETH, classical compositions as well as 70s progressive rock. recommended to musically open minded listeners..."

    at first i was like 'what the fuck? too many influences and genres mixing and mashing, this has GOT to suck! plus, i'm not a fan of opeth AT ALL! but i thought i'd give it a listen, and :eek::eek:

    holy hell! they do sound a lot like opeth, but for whatever reason, i'm liking this as supposed to opeths stuff...

    they kind of have a hint of karnivool too em too...

    regardless, give it a listen. see what you think:
     
  2. Leper

    Leper YAAARGH

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    Interesting, will check this out when I'm back home
     
  3. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    I really enjoyed it, thanks.
     
  4. MSalonen

    MSalonen SS.org Regular

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    Great find, thanks!
     
  5. WarriorOfMetal

    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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    A quick look on Metal Archives reveals that they're the live backing band for Ihsahn's solo project. Badass stuff, too...thanks for the recommendation!
     
  6. MatthewK

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    Tall Poppy Syndrome was my favorite album of 2009.

    Maybe a little off topic, but I was browsing their page on metal archives the other day and decided to read some reviews and one really tore it apart. Not all that uncommon on metal archives, really. I've read some of the snobbiest unobjective bullshit on that site.
     
  7. AlucardXIX

    AlucardXIX Is Encircle

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    I remember finding these guys last year and falling in love. Especially since I'm a huge fan of Opeth!
     
  8. OrsusMetal

    OrsusMetal In brightest day...

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    This is great.
     
  9. MSalonen

    MSalonen SS.org Regular

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    :yesway:

    I can't even count how many reviews of that nature I've found on that site.
     
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    +1 :yesway:. Stay away from those elitist assholes.
     
  11. WarriorOfMetal

    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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  12. DLG

    DLG not guthrie govan

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    don't miss these guys live, if you get the chance.

    I saw them open up for Therion and they killed it. And the new material sounds amazing.

    To me they sound more like early Pain of Salvation than Opeth, though, musically.

    Except Tall Poppy Syndrome is better than everything PoS has done since Remedy Lane.
     
  13. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    Wow, i really like that - thanks for sharing! :yesway:
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    We're happy to announce release dates, cover art and release concert for our upcoming album "Bilateral"! The album has been produced by Ihsahn -Official- and Starofash -Official- and has been mixed by Jens Bogren @ Fascination street studios! The cover art has been done by the surrealistic painter Jeff Jordan and the spanish designer Ritxi Ostáris. "Bilateral" will be released on August 22nd, 2011 in Europe and August 23rd, 2011 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

    [​IMG]

    there's how you do a prog album cover, dream theater. armored anteaters ftw.
     
  15. DLG

    DLG not guthrie govan

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    a half goat/half mermaid bathing in a pitcher of lemonade too.
     
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    Sikthness SS.org Regular

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    Wow this is great news! Tall Poppy Syndrome is such an underrated CD. It has some moments that remind of Unexpect at times, as well as Opeth. I strongly encourage anyone interested in prog to check these guys out, you cannot be disappointed.
     
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    Awesome, thanks! :)
     
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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    YES, thanks for posting, this makes my day.
     
  20. Doug N

    Doug N SS.org Regular

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    Just ordered Tall Poppy Syndrome on Amazon, this is too good to pass up.
     

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