Finally, it’s only taken about four years but Ne Obliviscaris are readying the release of their first full-length album, the follow-up to the 2007 demo The Aurora Veil. The Australian progressive metal band has endured a lot in that time from failed album release dates and deported guitarists. Now, the band has set Portal of I as the title of their album, due for release early next year and you can hear a new song from the record. Scroll down for a listen of ‘And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope’.
Unsurprisingly, ‘And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope’ is a lengthy track. The violins that heavily characterised The Aurora Veil are present more than ever, and the trade-off of harsh and clean vocals between Xenoyr and Tim Charles serve a delight again. Good things come to those who wait supposedly, but whether or not Portal of I will justify the wait remains to be seen, but we’re certainly off to a good start.
Portal of I tracklisting:
1) Tapestry of the Starless Abstract
3) Of the Leper Butterflies
4) Forget Not
5) And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope
6) As Icicles Fall
7) Of Petrichor Weaves Black Noise