Roundtable Review: Ethersens – Your Wandering Ghost
Posted by Irmelinis
Label: Scarlet Records
Release Date: 21 January 2014
Songs: 8 Length: 55:40
Genre: Progressive/Experimental/Post metal
Studio Albums: Ordinary Days, 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
For fans of: The Ocean, ISIS, Nami, Tool, Katatonia
WarpRider – They have a moody distinction that sticks with me. They remind me a bit of Katatonia except they get quite heavier at times. Their emphasis on ambient sounds throughout the album enables my mind to wander. They have a good mount of diversity that keeps the album alive. 3.5
Irmelinis – This is far from the “wanky” type of music you might think of when hearing the term “progressive metal”, Ethersen’s album is dynamic, mature, dark, melancholic and heavily textured. Sludgy and experimental like ISIS, Eryn Non Dae (the guitarist Mickael Andre’s other band) and The Ocean. I like the well balanced edgy and thick, melodic atmosphere and from the first listen it’s clear that ‘Your Wandering Ghost‘ is an album full of complex songs and interesting compositions that need lots of time to sink in before you can fully appreciate them. Brilliant work. 4.0
ChristopherMammal – There’s nothing wrong with this album. It just doesn’t quite get through to me. In spite of some good compositions, there is a fair degree of sameness in the overall presentation. I found my mind wandering. Was I listening to progressive metal or metalized alternative rock? I also found the general tone of the album to be melancholy but without evoking the emotions of, say, Porcupine Tree. 3.5
A Metal State of Mind Score – 3,6 out of 5
Our ratings are done on a scale of 1-5 with a 1 being an abysmal album, a 2.5 being a halfway point (an O.K. album), and a 5 being outstanding.
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Posted on February 14, 2014, in Album Reviews, Roundtable Reviews and tagged Ethersens, Experimental, Isis, Katatonia, Porcupine Tree, Post Metal, Prog Metal, The Ocean. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.