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  • Audio CD (May 14, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bieler Bros Records
  • ASIN: B000NDIB5A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,462 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cote
2. Themata
3. Shutterspeed
4. Fear Of The Sky
5. Roquefort
6. L1Fel1Ke
7. Scarabs
8. Sewn And Silent
9. Mauseum
10. Synops
11. Omitted For Clarity
12. Change (Part 1)

Editorial Reviews

Capturing a perfect blend of both melodic beauty and spine-bending rock, this album will appeal to anyone who desires a truly unique sound. With a powerful reputation backing the intensity of their live performances and armed with a killer release, Western Australia's biggest buzz band are set to conquer in 2007.

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Especially the title song.
DurgaDas
Karnivool is music for the evolved, and their music challenges your mind to seek higher levels of musical experience.
Craig Mooneyham
You will not be sorry for buying this CD and will be helping further a great band in there beginnings.
Shane Lee

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Shane Lee on March 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you only buy 1 CD this year, this has to be it!

The album is flawless from beginning to end keeping the same intense energy throughout. I brought it about a week ago and have been unable to stop playing it since. Every song sounds original and will appeal to anyone who desires a truly unique sound.

The act put on a high energy live performance as well, not letting up until the show is over. Luckily i was able to see them in concert as well, living in their home town of Perth, Western Australia.

This is the first full length release to come Karnivool and will by no means be there last with them gaining support from followers all over Australia. It is only a matter of time before this band will make it big on the international scene.

01. C.O.T.E. (10/10) - A perfect beginning for the album with Ian Kenny's hauntingly melodic vocals letting the listener hear that this heavy rock band is more than the norm of just belting instruments and screaming out meaningless drivel.

02. Themata (9/10) - The title track for the album is a perfect representation of what this album is about. Very catchy and a hit with the crowds at their live gigs.

03. Shutterspeed (10/10) - The first single off of the album is being met well by the Australian public gaining the number 1 spot on TripleJ's net 50 countdown (TripleJ being the nations alternative radio station and still holder of the worlds largest annual top100 countdown)

04. Fear of the Sky (9/10) - A great song that has a hard energy throughout.

05. Roquefort (10/10)- By far my favourite song on the album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Kyd on September 17, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Sometimes you just have to wonder about the music industry as a whole when a record of this quality goes under the radar for so damn long without some sort of recognition or media buzz. Yeah, they have toured with some serious band's internationally but you can't help but feel that if they didn't come from Australia but somewhere in the US, they would already have a world wide army of fans begging for the next release.

This Karnivool album - 'Thamata' - is just outstanding from start to finish.......so why haven't most of you heard of it?!! Who the f#ck knows?!!

These guys just have it all: brutal low tuned riffs that get your groove on, catchy, melodic, high energy vocals, superb bassplaying and drumming that defies the laws of human capability. For comparisons, just think of mixing up elements of Tool with the best of Korn. Blend moments of Devin Townsend's Strapping Young Lad with the singer from Incubus and take the musical proficencies of Dream Theater and give it personality. There can also be comparisons made with Linkin Park but without the generic, repetitive commercialisation of their recent work. Take all of the afore mentioned bands yet somehow Karnivool's sound is original and renewed.

The first half of 'Thamata' is nearly flawless with arrangements that Nu-Metal bands like Korns and Co. just dream about writting but can't. The difference is the melody and the catchyness of the songs whilst still thrashing the daylights out of you. Take tracks like 'Thamata', 'Shutterspeed' and 'Roquefort' which are hits in their own right as they are appealing from the first listern. The catchy choruses stay in your head while the verses drag you in, yet the heaviness within the bed of detuned guitars that flavour the songs is undeniably brutal at times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By marsvoltamike on October 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Karnivool have really done it with this album! This is not just another "hard rock" album...this album has it all: heartfelt and emotive singing, no screaming fodder other bands would just throw into heavier moments on this album, music that makes u think with its changes of tempo and time-signatures (drummers will love this album!), thought provoking lyrics, layer upon layer of finely crafted harmonies and melodies. I dunno what else to say really, this album is pretty close to a masterpiece. The music sucks u in and you'll find yourself listening to it constantly on repeat.

My faith in Aussie rock music has been restored, this album would recieve highly critical acclaim had it been released in the US, but it hasnt. We aussies are so very lucky to have an amazing band like The 'Vool here, it wont be long before they are a hit overseas.

What makes it more phenomenal is that Karnivool's live show is just as good, if not better than their album. I was so blown away i had to see them 3 nights in a row on tour, something i dont do all too often.

Every song on the album is killer, and its hard to choose a few faves...but here goes: Themata, Shutterspeed, Cote and my fave, Scarabs (a metal instrumental masterpiece done in some crazy odd times, very hard to headbang to! hehe...and the double bass blast beats are really awesome!).

This is one band you MUST hear!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhynn on July 29, 2007
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If you're looking for creative hard rock with great vocals, interesting time signatures, and better-than-average musicianship, Karnivool's Themata is exactly what you're wanting.

Each track on the cd is unique yet well-matched, with the only possible exception being the track Roquefort (the song swings a la jazz, the vocals slide, and only the chorus matches the rest of the album). The only other complaint I have is that the mix is very odd...it almost seems like certain songs were recorded with different instruments in a different studio using different microphones with a different producer.

All in all, however, this cd is the best hard rock offering I've heard from *any* country in the last couple of years. These Aussies have got "it."

Who should buy this: Fans of Trapt, Tool, Mudvayne; people interested in odd time signatures, full guitar sounds, and creative song structure.

Who shouldn't buy this: Folks who prefer their rock without an adrenalin-junkie edge (seriously...that's the best I can come up with...I have a hard time imagining someone not liking this album).
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