Malina is the fifth studio album by Norwegian progressive music band Leprous, released on 25 August 2017 through Inside Out Music. Malina is the first album to feature Robin Ognedal on guitar, and the first not to feature former guitarist Øystein Landsverk, who left the band after 13 years.
Released August 25, 2017. 1. Bonneville Lyrics. On a interview Einar said: The thing is that the Malina album is too personal for me to go into detail and It’s about a tragic event with someone close to me. LEPROUS Vocalist Talk About IHSAHN, Most Recent LP, & More - Metal Injection. Malina is too personal for me to go into detail.
Malina sounds like Leprous made a super fucking weird Arctic Monkeys album; albeit infinitely more interesting than the aforementioned band of hyperborean simians. Rather than falling into the simplistic groove of a pop band, Leprous’ songs lilt along, with their trademark polyrhythmic glitch-or as my grandpa called it, arrhythmia -punctuating their songs. Yet, I think this is Leprous’ strongest work since Bilateral. The strength of Malina is carried in its songs. The songs have a high Rush Quotient™, hitting that elusive balance between catchy and proggy. Particularly effective is the band’s continued mastery of choruses-which tend toward epic and are always memorable.
Malina is music-nerd magnificent. Leprous fans are unlikely to be disappointed. Leprous novices may have better luck seeking excitement elsewhere. Leprous‘ Malina comes out on August 25th via InsideOut Music. Popular in the Community.
Leprous had nothing to prove with Malina – they were already rightly revered as masters of modern prog –, but instead of resting on their laurels, or, conversely, selling their souls for pop stardom, they managed to reinvent themselves while maintaining the integrity of their sound, securing and perhaps even elevating their place in the prog stratosphere. Band: Leprous Album: Malina Release date: 25 August 2017 Country: Norway Label: Inside Out Music.
Make no mistake, there are still some heavy moments on this album, such as in the last 2 minutes of the opening track, "Bonneville", the penultimate song "The Weight of Disaster" and in the song "Mirage", which is one of the highlights of the album as a whole. On top of this, all of the usual traits of the Leprous sound are still there, like the vocal harmonies ("Bonneville"), as well as the moody atmospheres they began to introduce more on their previous album "The Congregation"
Inside Out Music, Sony Music. IOMSECD 485, 88985450462.
Band name Music genre Lyrical themes Album title Song title Label Artist User profile Google. Leprous discography (main). lt; The Congregation (2015). Leprous discography (all). lt; Illuminate (2017). Golden Prayers (2018).
|3||From The Flame||3:51|
|10||The Weight Of Disaster||6:01|
|11||The Last Milestone||7:31|
|12||Root (Bonus Track)||4:08|
- Artwork – Corey Meyers
- Bass Guitar – Simen Daniel Børven
- Cello, Strings – Raphael Weinroth-Browne
- Drums – Baard Kolstad
- Guitar – Robin Ognedal, Tor Oddmund Suhrke
- Mastered By – Tony Lindgren
- Mixed By – Jens Bogren
- Recorded By – David Castillo
- Vocals, Keyboards – Einar Solberg
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 889854597023
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