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Review: Cathis Ord - The Far Shore
Cathis Ord
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The Far Shore

Label: Independent
Year released: 2011
Duration: 56:26
Tracks: 6
Genre: Progressive Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 8, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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The Far Shore

Rated 4.22/5 (84.44%) (9 Votes)
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This is an interesting album of mellow, proggy music that flirts with post-metal a bit but not too much. It's a little doomy, a little deathy, all mixed in together. The vocals are all a harsh rasp that really adds nothing and is far more one-dimensional than the music. This is a band I think has outgrown the harsh vocals and needs a melodic singer, as the music is quite layered and atmospheric. This album is definitely best when there are no vocals, and the guitars just get to run wild. I like it. It's singular and different, drawing a bit from bands like My Dying Bride or Anathema, a bit from Agalloch, a bit from Swallow the Sun and Black Crucifixion - all moody, dark, but rather melodic and relaxed sounds. This is very different, but not in the usual sense of being crap. An interesting and affecting album.

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