To add new messages please Login
Forest of Shadows (EP LP) - 320 CBR torrent
Safety Recommendation: Download Torrents Anonymously!
Your IP Address is 126.96.36.199. Location is United States
strongly recommends using Trust.Zone VPN
to anonymize your torrenting. It's FREE!
HIDE ME NOW
Forest of ShadowsrnrnGenre: Doom/Death MetalrnLyrical themes: Death, Sorrow, Loss, NaturernOrigin: Sweden (Stockholm)rnFormed in 1997rnCurrent label: Firedoom MusicrnStatus: ActivernrnLineup:rnNiclas Frohagen - Guitar, Synth, Programming, Vocals (Ningizzia, Shubend)rnrnDeparture (2004)rnrnTracklist:rn1. Sleeping Death 16:57 rn2. November Dream 10:44 rn3. Bleak Dormition 05:20 rn4. Open Wound 13:55 rn5. Departure 14:19 rnTotal playing time 01:01:15rnrnReview by Hawk of TMO (9.5/10)rnAt first, I thought our Alex wants to kidding me with this “Departure” CD from FOREST OF SHADOWS. “Why does this clown send me Dark Wave-CD?”, were my first thoughts. The opener “Sleeping Death” starts with clean, wailing vocals, a monotonous, clumsy drumming and gloomy piano parts and the first six minutes are very dragging until the tempo then starts to increase slowly. It sounds partly like a mixture of AMORPHIS in their “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” period, DREADFUL SHADOWS and PARAMAECIUM.rnrnThis is also the direction for all five tracks. Sluggish, gloomy, haunting and very calm parts change with brutal Metal elements and serve for an incredible tension. This album isn’t very diversified but it’s damn intense. There are some similarities to LAKE OF TEARS milestone “Headstones”, just listen to the instrumental “Black Dormition”, just beautiful.rnrn“Open Wound” is a song, which could also please some OPETH fans. Not to forget is the title track, a fantastic hymn to darkness, just divine!!! (Online February 7, 2005)rnrnWhere Dreams Turn To Dust [EP] (2001/2005)rnrnRe-released in 2005 by Firedoom RecordsrnrnTracklist:rn1. Eternal Autumn 09:24 rn2. Wish 08:20 rn3. Of Sorrow Blue 11:30 rnTotal playing time 29:14rnrnReview by Hawk of TMO (10/10)rnAs "Departure", the first long player of FOREST OF SHADOWS, had been so to my liking, I just bought the EP "Where Dreams Turn To Dust" as well. And I must say that it is even better. Three songs with a playing time of almost half an hour does not really give any illusions for potential radio hits (which would be delusional with a Doom band anyway). This EP also is pure melancholy, but packed into beautiful melodies, so that you can’t stop listening to the songs.rnrnOpener "Eternal Autumn" captures the perfect mood of a grey autumn day. The song begins with the bittersweet sounds of a German flute, which could put you to sleep, if there was not this inimitable, heavy guitar melody coming in after roundabout a minute. And this gemstone of a melody leads you through the whole song, with little variations, slow, but with a purpose. A pity that after nine extremely entertaining minutes it already is over. But then it continues with “Wish”, which for FOREST OF SHADOWS is quite varied. First of all the brutal vocals tear you from your dreams, while the fantastic harmonies soothe you again right away. And the cleverly incorporated clear vocals then give you the rest. Here you can feel excited and then relax again. The song sounds like a relief for the hopeless melancholic.rnrnAt the end we have "Of Sorrow Blue", also a wonderful hymn to tristesse. This song, too, is borne by a brilliant melody, which rises more and more. The guitars flare up every now and then, but are always loosened up by acoustic guitars and piano parts, as well some violin. In between they surprise with some double-bass, just to slow down a lot towards the end. Old PARADISE LOST and AMORPHIS fans should get this masterpiece, if you see it, it is SO worth it!!! (Online March 13, 2006)rnrnAlso three demo tracks:rn1. The Silent Cry 05:17rn2. Rainroom (Katatonia cover) 06:53rn3. Under The Dying Sun 15:34rnrnSize: 232 MBrnrnBitrate: 320 CBR (Demo Tracks 128 CBR)rnrnTracker: Komodo Village