Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers

New 2015 Album Gatefold Double LP on 180 Gram Vinyl

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On Lonely Towers is the third studio album by Finnish progressive death metal band Barren Earth, released in March 2015 by Century Media Records.

Finnish “all-star” band Barren Earth features bassist Olli-Pekka Laine (ex-Amorphis), keyboardist Kasper Martenson (ex-Amorphis), guitarists Sami Yli-Sirnio (Kreator) and Janne Perttila (Moonsorrow) and drummer Marko Tarvonen (Moonsorrow). They are joined for the first time by new vocalist Jon Aldara.

Over the last couple of albums, Barren Earth has quietly stepped forward to fill the void left when Opeth decided to move to a more purely Progressive Rock sound. Barren Earth has the mix of Progressive technicality and Death Metal heaviness and aggression that Opeth did so well, and they add both melodic and doom elements to the mix. The result is part Opeth, part Enslaved, part Amorphis, part Daylight Dies, and all amazing.

On Lonely Towers is about as good as this kind of music gets. The musicianship and progressive song structures are completely satisfying on an intellectual level, while the heaviness and atmospheric keyboards give it an emotional resonance. It’s just this massive, heavy monster of an album.

Aldara proves to be the perfect fit for Barren Earth’s sound, delivering emotional clean vocals and a very powerful death metal growl.

Howl! and Frozen Processions start the album on a strong, aggressive note, but it’s the two 11-minute epics, On Lonely Towers and The Vault that really define On Lonely Towers. Both songs perfectly demonstrate the band’s progressive chops as well as their ability to craft truly epic metal songs.

If you’re a fan of the classic Opeth sound, or any combination of Progressive Metal, Death Metal and Doom Metal, On Lonely Towers may just be your new favorite album.

This double LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl includes a bonus track, housed in a gatefold sleeve and is pressed in Europe.

 

(5051099854017)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

From The Depths Of Spring

1:25

A2

Howl!

5:39

A3

Frozen Processions

4:51

B1

A Shapeless Derelict

7:33

B2

Set Alight

7:26

C1

On Lonely Towers

11:52

C2

Chaos, The Songs Within

7:43

D1

Sirens Of Oblivion (Bonus Track)

7:02

D2

The Vault

11:07

SKU 5051099854017
Record Label Century Media Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number 9985401
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 30 March 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 30 March 2015
Barcode # 5051099854017
Shipping Weight 0.5450kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP on 180 Gram Vinyl with Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus Track "Sirens Of Oblivion"
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progresssive Metal
Genre Death Metal
Genre Doom Metal
Format VINYL LP

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