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sargnagel BECAUSE, ITS FUCKIN GREAT!!!
Every Fuckin Song, HELL YEAH!!!
Its a Masterpiece.
Brandon133
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Brandon133 This album is literally perfect from start to finish. The atmosphere it creates is unlike any album that I have heard before. Favorite track: Home.
Jeff Richardson
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Jeff Richardson The introductory paragraph for this record is stark in its honesty and observation; certainly reflected in their music: a powerful piece. I remember reading once, something that reminds me of this theme; something to do with not being able to enter The Kingdom unless we be as children: as innocents. Aah! can't seem to place it.
Funny too, that iTunes offers this record with a different, bland cover. I suppose hard truths are neither accepted nor grasped within polite society. Favorite track: Laid Down.
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1.
Home 09:13
Home Lyrics This abysmal world Brings tears to my eyes And a fiery rage Deep inside The irony In love is itself There is no comfort Give me my warmth Where is my mother? Give me my comfort Where is my mother? Stagnation A welcome haunt For us all My heart beats Without pride How can this be? I'm still a child Give me my warmth Where is my mother? Give me my comfort Where is my mother? Where is my Where is my Where is my Where is my Where is my mother? Bury me across the ocean Spread my ashes into the sea Bury me across the ocean Spread my ashes into the sea Bury me
2.
Thirst 07:06
Thirst Lyrics Awaken by the moon, amongst the stars doth I rise To feel a breeze, to gaze the fires My naked feet bleed the soil To the father orb, begs my skin, drink the sun I am dying, of feeding this life To take existence Bleed it out If heaven cries Its tears fall too late On our charred remains Cremated and given to the river To fall to the sea To flow to the abyss I have become You have become We have become The abyss We have nothing, raped from us We shall remain like these stars That shine brighter then the heavens Obscure, we are only to leap from shadows What hand shall I fear? No one What path shall I fear? The distance What God shall I fear? No one What existence shall I feel? Wait, wait Oh, please wait Don't go
3.
Shoreless 03:24
4.
Devour 12:29
Devour Lyrics: What have we become? This massacre What have we become? Eternal wasteland Soon a memory of ash left behind Night sky, death awaits, fall to die Lost and bound to never see the found Heed the words I say to you Wandering into the black hole Bite the hand before it's gone Cymbals crash into the defeat, swallowing anguish, feel the decay Feeling ceased, shaded eyes of deceit, they hold Nowhere to be found Feel defiance Take away my innocence Lost and bound to never see the found Heed the words I say to you Wandering into the black hole Bite the hand before it's gone Nowhere to be found Feel defiance Take away my innocence To feel my warmth alone, as ash leaves my mouth to roam I seal my warmth alone, as ash leaves my mouth to roam Consume my body, devour my soul Leave me bitter with no control All hope is lost Foresee the fallen god The flower, the mountains, they cower as they fall, it dies Night, the light, fallen to shadows, it dies
5.
Laid Down 11:44
Laid Down Lyrics: We are so cold Searching for shelter Never to find home Take me to my grave You know where I lay Take me to my grave You know where I lay The vessel is empty The feeling is gone No fire remains The feeling is gone Take me, sweet abyss The feeling is gone Take me home The feeling is gone She is gone Away Please stay She is gone Away Please stay She is gone Away Please stay She is gone We are so cold Searching for shelter Never to find home All we are is too remain All we are is doomed to die

about

The central theme, music, and image for 'Home' revolves around a longing for something that we as humans will never achieve. We are all empty and broken in some form or another, so we look for fulfilment through things like money, sex, relationships, drugs, religion, and a variety of other things, but we in the end ultimately remain void of any true happiness . What we are really searching for, is the innocence of a child, which knows nothing about this world and since we are incapable of ever getting that back, the only place we can find this comfort is inevitably only through death. The little girl on the cover represents this final resting place for us – beyond our existence in this world. And the album title sums it up once you realize she doesn't have to experience all the pain and sorrow of becoming an adult. 'Home' evokes this melancholic blissful state within the listener and as you spend more time becoming familiar her picture, you begin to see the music reflecting her being in this condition, reflected in her face seemingly close to smiling. It is the death of innocence.

Reviews:

4.5/5 - www.metalsucks.com
9.5/10 - www.metalinjection.com
9.5 - www.reviewstomyblood.com
9.5/10 - www.twoguysmetalreviews.com
9.5/10 - metalhangover.wordpress.com
9.5/10 - www.sorroweternal.com
90% - www.totallybiased.be
9/10 - powermetal.de
9/10 - www.imperiumi.net
90/100 - www.fotoconciertos.com
4/5 - neoprog.eu
4/5 - www.unitedrocknations.com
5/7 - www.metal-hammer.de
B - wwww.consequenceofsound.com
8/10 - metaltrenches.com


"Numenorean are a young band; their forthcoming LP, Home, is their debut, and it’s preceded only by a two-song demo released in 2014. Yet they do this stuff with rare confidence and craftsmanship; their songs shift terrains with fluidity, power, and grace, moving with furious speed to gorgeous melodic climaxes that somehow feel both unexpected as a car crash and inevitable as a sunrise. These tricks aren’t easy to pull off, but nobody listens to this kind of music for degree of difficulty; they listen because it’s stirring, evocative, exciting. They listen because it hits a nerve or a sweet spot or a deeply buried, deeply personal truth. And Numenorean hit hard." - www.stereogum.com/1881698/numenorean-thirst-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

"Numenorean are black metal saviors for a new generation. They are a band who transcend all the old rules, a band who punish you with raw volume but who also can craft things that are deliciously delicate. The sheer quality of the songwriting here forces you to return time and time again for no other reason than that Numenorean have conceived perhaps the most all encompassing and well developed black metal releases since Spectral Lore's III." - www.metalinjection.net/reviews/numenorean-home

"Home is more than just a fitting debut release from a talented band. It’s a complete idea, a story from start to finish that comes ’round full circle. It’s not often that listeners get to go on a journey through such a beautifully crafted musical world, but Numenorean are worthy of their Tolkien-inspired roots. It’s not an easy album to get through, as its complexity makes for a draining listening experience. But at its core is an intelligent and moving piece of musical genius that expects patience from its listener — and the payoff is more than worth the price of admission." - www.metalsucks.net/2016/07/11/review-numenoreans-home-will-searching-shelter/

"Home is meant to address death and loss as the frightening realities that they are, and unfortunately for too many, the loss of a beloved child is their reality. I believe, contrary to the artist, that Home is not just about the bleakness of despair and hopelessness. Listening I get the complete antithesis of this, with anthem-like melodies that elicit hope in the face of lachrymose tribulation. Home may revolve thematically around the crux of despair, but what is woke in me and my experience is the aftermath of tragedy; rebuilding. Numenorean have given us a gift, relate to it how you may." - metalhangover.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/numenorean-home/

"There are these marvellous moments in a reviewers existence, where you dig up a gem in between the noise and a record of a previously unknown band becomes a serious contender for the year lists (and it’s July already..." - metal-exposure.com/cd-reviews/album-reviews-2016/numenorean-home/

"Together, the album is one of true greatness. It doesn't shrink in the spotlight, nor does it reveal weakness after repeated and in-depth listens. In fact, it grows and resonates, despite being a challenging listen. Once you've heard the album, read through the lyrics, and simply allowed them to penetrate, the artwork won't seem so off-putting. In fact, the entire record becomes whole." - www.sorroweternal.com/reviews/numenorean-home-2016

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released July 22, 2016

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Numenorean Calgary, Alberta

The pain of life's journey does not relent. It beats against the soul's shores until the spirit is eroded. The child dies smiling, in the bliss of eternal unknowing. Comfort is found in the abyss. The destination seems bleak, ingrained deep within us. In its depths, we find what we have known all along: 'Home'. ... more

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