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In The Woods...


Experimental/Post Metal

4.10 | 126 ratings

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4 stars 4.5 realy

In the woods is a norwegian progressive metal band who explore a wider palatte of genres, from ghotic to experimental/post metal to progressive metal. They released 3 albums in the'90's and then disbanded somewhere around 2001. This is their second album from 1997 named Omnio. I was shocked, in positive way when I heard this album for the first time, I guess 5-6 years ago. Now, after many listnings , and many years flow by, same reaction when I hear this masterpice of modern metal. The music here is kinda hard to describe, some progressive mmetal tendencies combined with gothix textures, intricate passages and melacholic arrangements in places. The pieces are long, minus 2 of them, well developed in manner of composing, excellent musicianship, strong ideas, where sorrow meets tragedy. The dark passages are very well interluded with the moody atmosphere of the album with a lot of drama in vocal department, from male to femal vocal arrangements In the woods realy shine here on every piece. Imagine this band is similar with for ex Green Carnation or Orphaned Land but they have their own twist and originaluty. Featuring members who will joyn later bands like Emperor or Katatonia, two well known acts from scandinavian extreme metal scene. Every piece realy shines, like the opening track 299 796 km/s, who is the speed of light, this is amazing combinations of metal - ghotic and post metal, axcellent musicianship, the rest are also very strong. I will give 4-4.5 for this excellent album full of great and inovative pieces, one of the best from the '90's for sure and in general in progressive metal. Recommended for sure, and their best work from all 3 albums released by them.

b_olariu | 4/5 |


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