Cirith Ungol - Forever Black



7.4 | 61 votes |
Release date: 24 April 2020
Style: Heavy metal, Doom metal

Owners:

17 have it
10 want it


01. The Call
02. Legions Arise
03. The Frost Monstreme
04. The Fire Divine
05. Stormbringer
06. Fractus Promissum
07. Nightmare
08. Before Tomorrow
09. Forever Black

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
7.0
Cirith Ungol's last album came out in 1991 and shortly after that the main cogs of this heavy/doom machine gave up making music altogether. You can read about how the sleeping giant was awakened here. For Forever Black's cover art the band once again collaborated with longtime friend and fantasy artist Michael Whelan, and it is one that directly hints at the music; that is, ballsy heavy metal saturated with ominous doom.

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published 03.06.2020 | Comments (5)

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19.02.2020 - 19:26
Rating: 8
Maco
Classless
Neeeeeeeeeew Cirith Ungoooooooooooooooool

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Never trust a junkie.
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19.02.2020 - 22:37
nikarg
Mod
Hyped af for this
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22.02.2020 - 14:04
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo
Damn, son. My hype sense is tingling.

Edit. It's awesome. The raw vocals aren't the best in the world, but they do have a very distinctive personality.
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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
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13.04.2020 - 21:46
Rating: 9
Rulatore
Still has the same shitty vocals, very average
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13.04.2020 - 21:56
Rating: 8
Maco
Classless
Shitty vocals....
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Never trust a junkie.
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26.04.2020 - 11:40
Aries Rising
It's almost like they think those shit vocals are a gimmick and a part of their "signature" sound. Shame since the music is pretty good.
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26.04.2020 - 15:38
Rating: 9
Răzvan
I find it amazing that this album fits so well with the rest of their discography. There's nothing about it to suggest that almost 3 decades separate it from their previous effort, it feels like an organic extension of what came before. Interestingly, this not only extends to the music itself, but also to its production. My personal highlights for this album are Legions Arise and the final two songs of the album, Before Tomorrow and Forever Black, though none of the other songs feel weak either. I'd also like to give shout-out to the single which preceded this album, even if it wasn't included here: Witch's Game is a bloody great song and I feel it's a shame it may get overlooked because it's not part of this album / the main discography.

Also I'm gonna break the echo chamber effect that's developing by saying that not only that I don't think the vocals are shit, but I in fact enjoy them.
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My subjectivity is better than yours.
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26.04.2020 - 17:38
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Tage Westerlund
I think folks expect from this band super album, what I can not agree. They want even 10 times betetr as 80's but guess what band can not do it. Get rid of that idea and all will be fine. band has good tunes, somehow ''serious'' music, good lyrics what they can think, good heavy riffs , good compositions and experience. Remember Conan died one day and life were after him as well, wenches, beer, metal and swords. Life goes one but this album I vote best come beck album in 2020. Its heavy a bit doom, many 80's bands must learn, and specially manowar
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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03.07.2020 - 13:58
Rating: 6
metalbrat
I loved the vocals. I have to admit that I found the music a bit old stylish and not refreshing. Production sucks big time.
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