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4.08 | 34 ratings | 2 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sorrow's Impetus (13:01)
2. Raven's Eye View (9:23)
3. Summertide's Approach (13:27)
4. Thunder's Cannonade (8:01)
5. Starfire's Memory (11:50)
6. Delay's Progression (16:28)

Total Time 62:10

Bonus DVD from 2011 SE :
1. Raven's Eye View (Louis Le Prince edit) (8:27)
2. Male (Live at The Playhouse, Bradford ) (10:49)

Total Time 19:16

Line-up / Musicians

- Mister Curse / vocals
- Mr. T.S. Kettleburner / guitar, bass, vocals
- The Gentleman / keyboards, piano, percussion
- Katheryne, Queen of the Gods (Katie Stone) / violin, flute, vocals
- John "The Resurrectionist" Bishop / drums, percussion

- Charly Hellier / accordion & backing vocals (2,6)
- Robert Hobson / acoustic guitar & backing vocals (2)
- Titus Lungbutter / jew's harp (2)

Releases information

Artwork: Lord Grum (?)

CD Transcendental Creations - TC012 (2010, Canada)
CD + DVD Lupus Lounge - WOLF 044 (2011, Germany) Bonus DVD with 2 videos directed by Ingram Blakelock

2LP Transcendental Creations - TC012V (2011, UK)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars A Forest of Stars offers up a broader range of sounds than expected for black metal, even in the experimentation- happy realms of the "atmospheric" subgenre of it. Between them Mister Curse on shrieked vocals, T.S. Kettleburner on guitar and bass, and John "the Resurrectionist" Bishop on drums provide all the tools for the black metal side of the equation, but the inclusion of the Gentleman on synths and pianoforte and Katheryne, Queen of the Ghosts on violin and flute allows them to incorporate ambient, folk and Victorian chamber music influences into their sounds.

On this second album, they indulge themselves with long song structures that allow all of these diverse sounds to come together in a psychedelically-tinged blend. Like much of the atmospheric black metal subgenre, this isn't an album for dipping into and out of - you'll want to listen to it all the way through to get its full effect - but I'd say it's decidedly worth setting that listening time aside for.

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5 stars Opportunistic Thieves of Spring is a really interesting metal journey for the prog listener, and an outstanding eclectic one for the metal fan. You will find black metal passages full of power and fast pacing, and some deep violin harmonies, growls, digitalized vocals, and lots of surprises. LO ... (read more)

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