|5||From The Everyday Mountain Top|
|6||Another Adam's Escape|
|7||The Things I Found|
|8||Lost In Dismay|
|11||The Death Sedative|
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|CD77607-2||Extol||Blueprint (CD, Album, Enh)||Century Media||CD77607-2||UK||2005|
|ENC075||Extol||Blueprint (CD, Album, Enh)||Encore Records||ENC075||Brazil||Unknown|
|77607-2P, CD 77607-2||Extol||Blueprint (CD, Album, Promo)||Century Media, Century Media||77607-2P, CD 77607-2||Germany||2005|
|77607-2P||Extol||Blueprint (CD, Album, Promo)||Century Media||77607-2P||Germany||2005|
The Blueprint Dives . 2005. Progressive Death Metal. Century Media Records. Extol на этом альбоме, к сожалению, полностью отошли от брутального techno-death стиля, и заиграли модные ныне фьюжены и прочие нью-металлы. Надо отдать им должное - сделали они это с завидным профессионализмом, но мне такая музыка не по душе. Поначалу альбом звучит откровенно слабо, правда потом становится всё интересней и интересней, так что любителям всего нового вполне можно порекомендовать.
The Blueprint Dives is the fourth studio release by the Norwegian Christian metal band Extol. Recorded at the end of 2004 at Top Room Studios and produced by Børge Finstad and Extol, Blueprint was released on February 21, 2005, on Century Media. The album met with a widely positive reception and received a Spellemannprisen nomination. On this album, Ole Børud and Christer Espevoll left Extol, and the band was joined by the members of the rock band Ganglión, Tor Magne S. Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen.
The fourth album, The Blueprint Dives, received a Spellemannsprisen nomination for Best Metal Album of 2005. Extol has toured the United States and Europe several times with such bands as Mastodon, God Forbid and Opeth. Collectively, Extol has sold over 500,000 albums worldwide. The last line-up before the hiatus included vocalist Peter Espevoll, guitarists Tor Magne Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen, drummer David Husvik, and bass player John Robert Mjåland. 1993–1999: Formation and Burial. 2000–2003: Undeceived and Synergy. 2004–2008: The Blueprint Dives and hiatus. 2012–present: Documentary, Extol and hiatus.
The Blueprint Dives marked a major shift in sound for the band. They delved into more ambient forms of music such as and stripped away much of the heavier elements in favor of a more melodic, progressive song structure. This was the first and only Extol album without guitarist/clean vocalist Ole Børud. Christer Espevoll, brother of lead vocalist Peter Espevoll, also left before this album’s release. The Blueprint Dives Q&A. Show all albums by Extol.
The Blueprint Dives, while still Extol, showed their most dramatic change in musical style, going from fast, technical thrash to an almost depressive rock with some thrash metal and post-rock influences. It definitely takes some getting used to, on all fronts. Gone is the insane drumming, replaced by a much more subdued approach. Every album leading up to this was exceptionally incredible. The Blueprint Dives just seems much less Extol, and a little less inspired. Hopefully this much "softer" period for Extol will end, because nothing would make many Extol fans out there happier than for them to regain some of their older sound. Overall, this is a solid release, but from a band who can chew off much more than they decided to bite.
Extol - The Blueprint Dives 10 songs lyrics: Soul Deprived, In Reversal, Pearl, The Things I Found, Essence, Gloriana, From the Everyday Mountain Top, Another Adam's Escape, Lost in Dismay, Void.
With the "The Blueprint Dives" Extol took a big risk, stripping down their sound into a more technical yet atmospheric approach. Many fans standing from either side of the religion fence could quickly point out that Extol have sold out. This is for the fact that the flame of old has been nearly extinguished. The Blueprint Dives" has expanded upon previous ideas into a more atmospheric style of music. The metal is still there, carried out by the heavy riffs, harsh vocals, and solid drumming. It's just that the sound has evolved into a Deftones approach.