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VOLA - Applause of a Distant Crowd (October 12, 2018) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by beachdude, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious


    1. We Are Thin Air
    2. Ghosts
    3. Smartfriend
    4. Ruby Pool
    5. Alien Shivers
    6. Vertigo
    7. Still
    8. Applause of a Distant Crowd
    9. Whaler
    10. Green Screen Mother

    The second album from Danish progressive metal/rock band VOLA. Blends soaring guitar work and synth pop melodies with gorgeous vocals and at-times crushing riffs to create a truly atmospheric, soaring melting pot.

    FFO: Deftones, Meshuggah, Leprous, '80s synth pop
  2. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    This album is insane. Just checked it tonight and it may end up HIGH on my AOTY list.
  3. SmashRipsaw Dec 26, 2018
    (Last edited: Dec 26, 2018)

    -56,701 Scene Points

    Getting some heavy Dredg vibes from "Alien Shivers."

    Edit: This album rules.
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  4. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Hell yeah. Any other comparison points?
  5. SmashRipsaw

    -56,701 Scene Points

    Maybe a heavier Mew?
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  6. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Yeah I can hear that! Overall I’m really impressed by this album, super creative and unique.
  7. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    This album is still blowing me away. Basically Depeche Mode era synthpop meets stadium-size prog meets metal and post-hardcore influences. Super unique sound, with incredible lush production that feels like you’re floating underwater.

    Somehow even the heaviest moments on here have this atmosphere of weightlessness to them. It’s so dope.
  8. atlas


    Cool find beachdude. Some stuff on here that definitely doesn't work for me (the vocals are iffy sometimes, Vertigo is a total snooze, some odd mixing choices) but a ton of genuinely beautiful tunes on here as well. The opener and Still are my shit rn
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  9. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Man, I actually really like Vertigo haha. I think the mix of softer moments and the more high-energy tracks elevates the album a lot for me, I think they do both really well. I’m glad you’re digging this though!
  10. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    This is fantastic.
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  11. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Hell yeah! Glad someone else on here is digging these guys.
  12. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/kingwildlands

    Me likey.
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  13. Micah511

    You wanted a flower, but turned out a weed

    Just discovered this album today, very cool. I can def hear the Dredg and heavier Mew comparisons (can say something similar for Astronoid), I also kind of hear a heavier Minus the Bear.
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  14. indecipherable

    levitate levitate levitate levitate Prestigious

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  15. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious