The Blueprint Dives is the fourth studio release by Norwegian Christian metal band Extol. Recorded at the end of 2004 at Top Room Studios and produced by BÝrge Finstad and Extol, Blueprint was released in February 21, 2005 on Century Media. On this album, Ole BÝrud and Christer Espevoll left Extol, and the band was joined by the members of the rock band Gangliůn, Tor Magne S. Glidje and Ole Halvard Sveen.
The album features a very different style as opposed to their previous releases. The album's genre is very difficult to categorize; Some critics have described the sound as an amalgamation of Cult of Luna, Muse, and Porcupine Tree. Others have found similarities with Tool and Opeth. Blueprint was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy, Spellemannprisen, and voted for the Top 5 metal albums of the year list by the readers of one of the largests newspapers in Norway, Dagbladet.
Following the release, they toured with Mastodon, Opeth and God Forbid. A critic of the magazine Drum! praised that the drummer David Husvik was on the same level of talent as Mike Portnoy and Neil Peart. A music video was shot for the "Pearl" single and it was released on various video compilations. The video was directed by ōystein Moe and Alexander Somma of Helmet Productions at an abandoned factory, featuring modern zombie imagery.
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