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The Collibro DenmarkCountry Of Origin: Denmark
Lis Er Stille  - The Collibro

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MB Rating: 8.6
[1 Vote(s)]

User Rating: 9
[4 Vote(s)]
1.
All The Blood
2.
Send In The Scouts
3.
Recalling The Color
4.
Like A Common Wave
5.
Shards Of The Ending
6.
Through The Quest Of Your Designs
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Break Or Steal
8.
The Real Children
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The Painted
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Behold The Remnant Parts Of Me
11.
In The Seed
12.
Beneath The Broken Country

Release Date: 2010
Label: Voices Of Wonder
Categories: Heavy
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9 out of 10 / 4 vote(s)


MetalBite Review by Adam M on 11/10/2010
Interesting emotionally driven Rock that has some metallic tendencies is delivered by Lis Er Stille. There is an emphasis on the textures created by the guitar. Also, expect other elements like the use of piano to give this a more well-rounded feeling that encompasses all different sorts of music. This is demonstrated by the third track 'Recalling The Color' which features exciting instrumental portions, but no vocals for much of its running time. The vocals are regardless quite strong throughout the remainder of the work.

The progressive melange is well done and makes the band sound energetic and full of life at some occasions and appropriately mellow and chilling at others. There is certainly an experimental standpoint to the disc as seen from its long running length alone. The open ended nature of the album is one that is going to cause divided opinion on the quality of whatís to be found, but I find the material here to be compelling. When Lis Er Stille is on form, the music is haunting and pulls the listener into the mix. The music of Jeff Buckley is an appropriate comparison point in terms of the dramatic atmosphere created, although this band appears to be even more chaotic. There is certainly an emotional rock vibe created here though and though it has some metal tendencies, itís often more oriented towards rock.

Lis Er Stille has subtlety, but could have more of the metallic intensity that youíll find from greats in the genre. The album is one that is definitely progressive, regardless of whether it is rock or metal to and fulfills in creating an enthralling listen. Sure, itís has moments when it drags a bit, but I think Lis Er Stille have succeeded in creating a work that flows nicely for the most part. The Collibro comes recommended to fans of music in general that have an open mind to appreciate an ambitious listen.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 8.5
Originality: 8
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.6 out of 10