Label
Misanthropy
Release date
22 Jul 2008
Running length
7 tracks
Running time
61:30

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 299 796 km/s 14:42 8,411
2 I Am Your Flesh 7:05 12,287
3 Kairos! 3:33 11,813
4 Weeping Willow 10:13 12,526
5 Omnio? - Pre 11:57 4,342
6 Omnio? - Bardo 5:53 4,148
7 Omnio? - Post 8:07 4,038

About this album

Omnio is the second full-length album by Norwegian band In The Woods…. It was released on October 14, 1997, through Misanthropy Records.

Following their blast of black metal-inspired HEart Of The Ages, In the Woods came up with this devastatingly beautiful marriage of , texture, scope, and amazingly intricate, deeply moving songwriting for a tour de force that stands as one of European metal’s classic recordings. Leaving the screaming vocals to the ashes of black metal’s first wave, Omnio instead concentrates on creating long (there are only five tracks here), gorgeously woven narratives with emotions such as grief, sorrow, reverence, mysticism, paganism, and Norse lore. With slowly unfolding schemata, In the Woods manages to accomplish the darker side of what Marillion did in the early days: creating mood, atmosphere, and drama with stunningly clear male and female vocals, wailing guitars, and a string quartet just atop the drum kit. Featuring once and future members of Emperor, Carpathian Forest, and Green Carnation, the band’s shape-shifting tunes sound, at times, like pure poetry colored by the beautiful brutality of and . Singing tunes out of this cycle for review is pointless since Omnio is all of a piece, one that is deeply affecting, and full of spaces and mystery. One complete listen is enough to leave one literally speechless, exhausted, and fully of awe and delight. Omnio is a classic of the genre and has remained deeply influential since its initial release in 1997.

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  • Christianitie

    All these years later and it still seems ridiculous to me that this album is considered avantgarde. This is what music is supposed to sound like.

    21 Mar 7:28pm Reply
  • CosmicPi

    What an incredible album.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dywyndynyfar

    My favorite band. My favorite album.

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Greg_Themes

    Perfection, and yes, enlightenment.

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SerpensAntiquum

    agree, one of the most impressive and atmospheric albums in metalSphere without growls. these guys have a perfect sense of art. pure enlightment

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Zarrix

    There is some sort of mystical feel about this album I have yet to find in anything else. It's as if it was created in another dimension. Incredible , powerful stuff.

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Szachiel

    Sr Album

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • koac

    This album is perfect from the beginning to its very end.

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ax-ax

    i became tired of not finding owning this album, so i first checked through all of stockholm's cd shops, and then half the internet. bought it from a shop in germany. if there's nothing wrong with the disc, this is definitely worth the 20 euros i spent :)

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Malamor

    lovelovelove!

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Emtay13

    Oh my god...

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • judas_iscariote

    in my top 10 favorite albums

    16 Oct 2009 Reply
  • bloodinside

    Each album is fucking amazing, some just need more time to get into them ; ]

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Amaru_Cheetox

    You know one of those albums you listen to that just demands your attention, the sort you can't do anything but sit back and focus on until it leaves you speechless, and an in utter astonishment someone could make such a thing of beauty? This is one of those albums. An incredibly, unbeatably powerful, epic, atmospheric and original album of pure...perfection really.

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • voRt_

    perfect album

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • MDBUTCHER

    Excellent music, been into the band since the early days, very surprised others are too....

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • spirit_crusher

    i must have listened to this at least 50-60 times and it still just gets better. really not many artist/albums can do that

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Amaru_Cheetox

    Ingenius, beautiful, bitter, dark, seeping, creeping and sweeping music and vocals and just YAY awesomely epic!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • guubotti

    One of the best albums ever!

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • terramorte

    effing awesome. too bad they split ;_;

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
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