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Andariel

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"Rubicon" reviews
« on: 08 July 2010, 15:26:46 »

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"Tristania have literally crossed the
"Rubicon" into brilliant new musical territory. The Norwegian Gothic
Metal legends have re-invented themselves without betraying their roots.
"Rubicon" is a stunning and sparkling album!"

Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer)

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"With 'Rubicon', Tristania have surpassed all expectations. With their three outstanding singers and interesting riffs, the Norwegians breathe new life not only into themselves, but into the whole Gothic Metal Genre."

Emma Perez
(Zillo)

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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #1 on: 08 July 2010, 17:52:23 »

Wow. That makes me even more and more interested on Rubicon.
I want it.
I need it!
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #2 on: 08 July 2010, 21:58:22 »

Meh... standard positive reviews. Looking forward to the album though  ;)
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #3 on: 08 July 2010, 23:56:05 »

Very positive sounds coming out of the press.
I too, can`t wait for Rubicon to hit my ears.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #4 on: 17 July 2010, 09:53:10 »

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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #5 on: 17 July 2010, 18:28:24 »

I took care about that...
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #6 on: 19 July 2010, 18:49:06 »

New review, this time from a French magazine. I've translated it from French into English using google translator, so there are a lot of mistakes, but you can understand it very well :)
Source: http://www.lagrosseradio.com/blogs/p2832-[CHRONIQUE]-Tristania---Rubicon.html

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What a difference from Tristania in just 3 years. The icon for all fans, Vibeke Stene, is gone, leaving the future of Norwegian blur. For some, the group should change its name to others seeking a new singer for the latter, simply separate. And finally in late 2007 that the band announced a replacement Scandinavian, Italian Mariangela Demurtas (ex Alight). News that divided the fans, between pro-Vibeke, and those who accepted the second singer. As well tell you right now, I belong to the second category. Finally, in 2010, following the formation back with "Rubicon", the 6th album on Napalm Records (out on August 27). Many questions surrounding the release of this album.

And as regards the composition of the firebrand, there is no doubt, Tristania has kept the same course. A Gothic-tinged symphonic metal, but unlike the previous, the Norwegians have added a touch heavy, that if used wisely, can put that replaces in its bath. But I digress. It should be noted that no actual title does not denote low, each at about the same level and, fortunately, the quality of composition of our friends from the north is very much intact. This intoxicating gypsy violin, romantic, in The Sins of Thy Beloved Lumsk or (fellow) speaking on "The Passing" (with strong accents Doom) "Sirens" and "Amnesia", the variety of influences between titles, yet more present than before and managed to lead us to a journey between heavy, doom, gothic and symphonic, and power still retained. If there is no weak track itself, some are still below that of other dwarf soon. "Protection" and "Patriot Games" suffer from this defect and retain much less easily than some pieces, they are real gems. "Year of the Rat", for its fishing and its energy is an excellent opening track, while the magnificent "The Passing", she carries the listener into his world of melancholy. "Exile" and "Sirens" form a sequence rather surprising but could not be more excellent by the success of these tracks, full of qualities. "Amnesia" and "Illumination" consistuent pure wonders, listening with eyes closed, plunging us into a world of dreams, emotions, travel guaranteed. However, if the securities are really excellent, it is noteworthy that the level of originality, we are missing a lot because this casually "Rubicon" is a classic (which does not mean bad, however).
As always with Tristania, the production is excellent. The few effects added sparingly indeed, are cleverly used, and each instrument has its own space of expression. And, the height of perfection, the voice in no encroachment on the music and vice versa.

And while some still have doubts regarding Mariangela Demurtas before listening to the album, the young Italian the scan as and when we progress in the cake. No doubt, the Norwegians have smelled the talent, full nose, because the girl has a flawless from start to finish. His singing is just, diverse, rich and especially rich in emotions, that I blamed the previous singer. Whether filled with sadness on "Amnesia" by force "Year of the Rat" or playful "Patriot Games", it does not disappoint in any case and outperforms many singers in the middle. When the male vocals, it is divided between Osten Bergøy and Kjetil Nordhus (even if now is the only Kjetil behind the microphone). Their voice is used intelligently, disputing the vocal lines on some songs and giving an excellent demonstration of their respective capacitées ("Magical Fix"). They each form a duet in perfect harmony with Mariangela, who, again, is decidedly an asset for training.

With this "Rubicon", the Norwegian Tristania prove not only that they are one of the pillars of the genre, but they have found the ideal replacement to Vibeke. Not exactly original, but rich and effective, this album is another great surprise of 2010. As long as you're not too closed-minded and nostalgic to death of the previous singer, "Rubicon" will delight you.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #7 on: 19 July 2010, 19:59:23 »

Sounds awesome!
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #8 on: 19 July 2010, 20:39:05 »

I have to be honest, I don't like Mariangela
I don't like her voice, I could listen to a little part of "The Passing" and I did not like it
I watched a video about Tristania visit here in Chile, and the only one thing that I liked of Mary, was nothing, I love Vibeke and her voice
I really want her to come back to Tristania
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #9 on: 19 July 2010, 20:56:50 »

I do not mean to be a dick, but what does that have to do with album-reviews? I know people like to complain about new singers, but it gets tiring when I see it in every thread.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #10 on: 19 July 2010, 21:11:42 »

Obviously it has sense to complain about Mary here, because the topic it's Rubicon reviews, and the person who sings in this album is Mary. I desagree with the people who say that Rubicon will be great, because I don't like Mary, I have listened to her, and I don't like her voice. I don't think that it is obligatory that I like her voice just because she's the new singer, and I think that I am not the only one that think so.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #11 on: 19 July 2010, 23:16:25 »

Vibeke can't be replaced but in my opinion Mary is a really good and talented singer and sounds great in Tristania.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #12 on: 19 July 2010, 23:23:06 »

It could be, but for me, Mary is not a good singer, and Vibeke will keep on being unique
I tolerate the other opinions about Mary, but I keep in my position
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #13 on: 20 July 2010, 05:59:08 »

Here's another one, from http://azm-magazine.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-reviews-07172010.html

Tristania- Rubicon-CD (Napalm Records)

Beautiful and Lush is what Tristania has always reminded me of when listening to there now classic releases to my ears. This is Gothic Doom like no other since the days of Theatre of Tragedy & Within Temptation. They production is second to none and the musicial arrangements move the very soul of anyone that is listening . Tristania vocals are so powerful and brilliantly sung . Love the Female/Male interplay of the vocals styles.. Yes they have gotten more goth and melodic over the years but this doesn't make Tristania any less majestic or wonderful to listen to is any way or fashion. This is the new Arena rock for the 21st century. They could fill stadiums with there awesome songs, themes and albums. Tristania are one step from greatness and with albums like this the world will know them all the more. Europe has already caught on now its North America's turn...
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #14 on: 20 July 2010, 14:35:19 »

Well..uhm..If you've ever heard Vibeke sing live, it's a HUGE difference from on the records. Vibekes voice was not as good live. She couldnt hit those high notes live and she could not do much besides standing there waving her arms. Thats a fact. And as much as Mariangela goes, shes got more singing abilities than Vibeke will ever have. Because she's got control of her voice. Vibeke was faking it. We all know it.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #15 on: 20 July 2010, 17:17:50 »

If you realize, Vibeke is (or was) a soprano, sopranos don't have much control of their voices (singing live neither), because the notes (to be reached) need a soprano in calm, but there are some exceptions, for example, Edda Moser, she may reach high notes singing live (Sol6), but that's not the case of Vibeke, her voice is great, but she has not much control of her voice singing live, but that does not mean that she's faking it. Mary may have a great control of her voice, but that for me doesn't mean that her voice is great
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #16 on: 20 July 2010, 17:59:16 »

Hey Mr. Jack, have you listened to the Tristania live bootlegs? If not, google and download them, and then compare.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #17 on: 22 July 2010, 14:59:57 »

OMG it was NOT my intention start one of these pointless discussions here! I just think it's boring to read ''I don't like her voice'' when you haven't heard the album. And this is an ALBUM reviewing thread, not a Mary's voice thread.
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #18 on: 22 July 2010, 17:56:04 »

Sorry, but I really dislike her voice, and I realized that it's not worth to comnplain about her voice, I think that I won't change my opinion (really dislike her)
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Re: "Rubicon" reviews
« Reply #19 on: 01 August 2010, 01:42:16 »

Yup, you told us several times now... Now please keep this thread on topic, which is the collecting reviews.
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