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Release date: 22 January 2008
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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01. God
02. Female
03. Male
04. Earth And Matter
05. Microcosm

Lyrics (4)

Dan Eyre - vocals
Katie Stone - flutes, violins, vocals
Richard "Rick" Blakelock - drums, keyboards, percussions, piano
Jon B. Cumiskey - bass, guitars, vocals

Additional info
Self-released version limited to 100 copies. Released on tape by IexMN, limited to 300. Re-released on CD in a digipak by Transcendental Creations.

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A Forest Of Stars is not your average run-of-the-mill Black metal band. Coming from the UK, they have that typical British attitude with them of class, high-tea, bowler hats and walking-canes. Ok, that's probably stereotyping and generalizing too much, but if I'd have to give it a place in history I'd place it in the nineteenth century, in a scene similar to that described in for example "The Picture Of Dorian Gray", by Oscar Wilde. Take that and morph it into Black metal and you'll probably get A Forest Of Stars.

published 03.11.2008 | Comments (32)

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Night Sight - 09.12.2012 at 10:49  
  Very great album,thats very scary and atmospheric and one concept album
LeKiwi - 09.03.2015 at 03:11  
Rating: 7 This was sitting in my library since I became acquainted with the band through A Shadowplay For Yesterdays nearly a year ago - finally decided to give it a spin. I'm really impressed by the haunting air they've crafted by combining raw black metal tones with unconventional psychedelic twists.

Unfortunately, tracks 1, 2, and the first half of 4 were far more engaging than the rest, which proved slightly drawn or stretched. Interested to see how the next release sounds.
Dima - 08.10.2015 at 17:09  
  God. First song on their first album and probably the best song they'll ever write/have written.
Bad English - 12.09.2016 at 22:50  
  A bit album where avant-garde scares you away but BM makes you listen it, good one, if it would be pure BM it would be failure

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