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Emerald Forest & The Blackbird [Import]

Swallow the Sun Audio CD
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The death/doom luminaries of Finland, Swallow the Sun, started at the turn of the millennium when guitarist Juha Raivio collected a group of friends around him.
The band's first recording, Out of this Gloomy Light demo, was recorded in January 2003 and has become a rare collectors item. This demo also brought them their first record deal with Firebox Records.

With their debut The ... Read more in Amazon's Swallow the Sun Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • ASIN: B006OQH3ZE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,859 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars swallow the sun 8 Feb 2012
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this is my first full listen to a swallow the sun album. I have listened to odd tracks from full moon and loved them. this album starts off with a slightly slow song with a bit of talking at the intro and is very soft till it picks up with the doom guitar and the heavy vocals. The album douse seem to jump from soft track to heavy tracks and swaps a few times. The album has some amazing songs that are easy to repeat like cathedral walls with the female vocal and others like the title track that is good but not the best. Some vocals are much screamed and are not my fav but the growls are better. There are acoustic songs and the best is "this cut is the Deepest" the vocals on this are soft and are sang very well and is a nice song.
The album is very clearly well produced and well writhen and is a long album at just over an hour.
The album overall is very good album and well worth a listen and I'm glad I got it. on first listen I was a little but unsure but the more I listen the more I enjoy the album and the more I get used to some of his vocals.
The musicianship on this album is amazing and I love the guitars.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 4 May 2012
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If you like Swallow the Sun's previous work, you won't be disappointed with this one. There are some absolutely stunning tracks. Five stars without question.
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When I first discovered StS it was a bit of an epiphany for me. Their dramatic and harrowing melodic doom chilled me to the bone. I've found all their output to be of consistent quality - each album has deviated only slightly in direction from the last but usually offered enough variety to keep me locked in for the journey.

This album has returned to a doomier posture than the last effort 'New Moon', but also contains quite misanthropic moments of almost black metal, giving it a similar edge to their mini album 'Plague Of Butterflies'.

Personally, I'm not really in a place where I can connect with this music at the moment, certainly not in the same way as I once did and thus, I've not been too enthusiatic about 'Emerald Forest and the Blackbird'. In spite of this fact, I can hear it is one of their cleverest and darkest opuses to date. Compositionally there's no filler here; we're taken from serene nature inspired passages to places of torment and sorrow. I can't wait to have a day when I'm really in the mood for this so I can blast what I deem the highlight of this album "Hate Lead the Way".
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