Origin: Notodden, Norway  
Genres: Progressive Metal
Page online: January 26, 2014
Last update/review: September 2, 2017

Leprous

This Norwegian progressive metal band has been racking up solid reviews for their 2011 release Bilateral, and those accolades are well-deserved. This is superb progressive metal, drawing in several familiar influences but fusing them so that there's not a trace of cloning. Think Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Dream Theater (of course, but not as much as a lot of other prog bands), even newer Opeth at times. Fancy musicianship and odd time signatures are here, but this isn't wild, incomprehensible tech metal -- the songs are defined and supremely interesting. Bands like this, that push boundaries and forge truly original paths, don't grow on trees -- Leprous are practically in a class by themselves.

As an interesting side note, these guys serve as the live backing band for none other than Ihsahn.

Current Members

Einar Solberg

vocals/keyboards

Tor Oddmund Suhrke

guitars

Robin Ognedal

guitars

Simen Daniel Børven

bass

Baard Kolstad

drums (ex-Borknagar, guest for In Vain)

Former Members/Guests

Øystein Landsverk

guitars/backing vocals

Halvor Strand

bass

Rein Blomquist

bass

Tobias Ørnes Andersen

drums (guest for Ihsahn)



Discography


Tall Poppy Syndrome  
2009 Sensory
  1. Passing
  2. Phantom Pain
  3. Dare You
  4. Fate
  5. He Will Kill Again
  6. Not Even A Name
  7. Tall Poppy Syndrome
  8. White
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Halvor Strand
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen



Bilateral  
2011 Inside Out
  1. Bilateral
  2. Forced Entry
  3. Restless
  4. Thorn
  5. Mb. Indifferentia
  6. Waste Of Air
  7. Mediocrity Wins
  8. Cryptogenic Desires
  9. Acquired Taste
  10. Painful Detour
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Rein Blomquist
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen



Coal  
2013 Inside Out
  1. Foe
  2. Chronic
  3. Coal
  4. The Cloak
  5. The Valley
  6. Salt
  7. Echo
  8. Contaminate Me
  9. Bury
  10. Foe (remix)
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Rein Blomquist
  • Tobias Ørnes Andersen
2013 Readers' Album #62




The Congregation  
2015 Inside Out
  1. The Price
  2. Third Law
  3. Rewind
  4. The Flood
  5. Triumphant
  6. Within My Fence
  7. Red
  8. Slave
  9. Moon
  10. Down
  11. Lower
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Simen Daniel Børven
  • Baard Kolstad



Live At Rockefeller Music Hall  LIVE
2016 Inside Out
  1. The Flood
  2. Foe
  3. Third Law
  4. Rewind
  5. The Cloak
  6. Acquired Taste
  7. Red
  8. Slave
  9. The Price
  10. Moon
  11. Down
  12. The Valley
  13. Forced Entry
  14. Contaminate Me
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Øystein Landsverk
  • Baard Kolstad



Malina  
2017 Inside Out
  1. Bonneville
  2. Stuck
  3. From the Flame
  4. Captive
  5. Illuminate
  6. Leashes
  7. Mirage
  8. Malina
  9. Coma
  10. The Weight of Disaster
  11. The Last Milestone
  • Einar Solberg
  • Tor Oddmund Suhrke
  • Robin Ognedal
  • Simen Daniel Børven
  • Baard Kolstad




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