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Release date: 3 October 2005
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. The Giant
02. Descending Winters
03. Psychopath's Lair
04. Forgive Her...
05. Fragile
06. Ghost Of Laura Palmer
07. Gloom, Beauty And Despair
08. The Ship

Disc II [Digipak bonus] [DVD]
Live At Judgment Night
01. Swallow (Horror Pt.1)
02. Deadly Nightshade
Live At Deathroil
03. Through Her Silvery Body
04. Psychopaths Lair
+ Descending Winters [video]

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Lyrics (8)

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October 2005 "Ghosts Of Loss", or the return of one of the most impressive Doom Metal newcomers of the last ten years. Swallow The Sun, the Finnish Metal act, is back to prove that their first amazing release "The Morning Never Came" was not an accident but just an amazing start and "Ghost Of Loss" is a perfect successor.

published 02.09.2005 | Comments (6)

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Erik M. - 01.12.2012 at 21:18  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 01.11.2012 at 11:11

Boobs on the cover,eeem, nice. But sadly it seems to be an effort to make up for the kinda dull album.
Other than the giant, descending winters n fragile (which i love despite most considering it the weakest song) the others yea, yea.
And im the only one who found the whispered growls on gloom, beauty and despair a disaster?

This time I disagree with you (which mostly isn't the case ). I like most songs, though I think the last two songs are the strongest on the album, but I dislike Psychopath's Lair. I also love the Twin Peaks references this album clearly has: The Giant refers to the character in Twin Peaks and The Ghost of Laura Palmer is pretty obvious. Overall a solid album, but definitely not their best work.
Erik M. - 03.12.2012 at 16:21  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 03.12.2012 at 12:10

hehe, you gave it a +1 more than me so its pretty much the same score. Btw never watched Twin Peaks, but from wikipedia i see it was a good series. Usually series bore me to death, gonna find it and see if i can sit through all the episodes.

Yeah, Ghosts of Loss is my least favourite album by STS except for Emerald Forest and the Blackbird, but still very good.

I'm kind of a series-addict (meaning I've seen a ton of different shows), but Twin Peaks is an amazing show in my opinion. You should definitely check it out. That being said, it's not for everyone, because it's surrealistic, has intentional bad acting (so don't let that turn you off) and weird humour, but I love it.
LeKiwi - 12.05.2014 at 02:18  
Rating: 8 The Giant has got to be one of my all-time favourite StS songs, if not said song itself.

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