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Release date: 1 June 2010
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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01. Sorrow's Impetus
02. Raven's Eye View
03. Summertide's Approach
04. Thunder's Cannonade
05. Starfire's Memory
06. Delay's Progression

Lyrics (6)

Mister Curse - vocals
The Gentleman - keyboards, percussions, piano,
Mr. T.S. Kettleburner - guitars, bass, vocals
Katie "Katheryne, Queen Of The Ghosts" Stone - flutes, violins, vocals, thumb piano
Mr. John "The Resurrectionist" Bishop - drums, percussions

Additional musicians
Mr. Titus Lungbutter - jaw harp
Mr. Robert Hobson - acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Miss Charly Hellier - accordion, backing vocals

Staff review by

With The Corpse Of Rebirth, A Forest Of Stars split the Black metal scene in half. One camp thought of it a genius, complex masterpiece, the other camp thought of it a pretentious, overly elaborate piece of drivel. I happily pitched my tent in the former camp and praised AFOS for their fresh approach and their attention to detail and imaginary. At the same time, I 'feared' A Forest Of Stars would prove to be one of the bands that would rapidly depart Black metal in favour of stronger, genre-transcending experimentation. Which would not necessarily be a bad thing, but still, we don't want to lose too many worthwhile to non-metal genres. Having a couple of strong, unique and daring extreme acts around is very healthy for our precious little scene.

published 04.06.2010 | Comments (18)

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05.06.2010 A Forest Of Stars returns with another fascinating release! Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring is darker, doomier and blacker than the debut album and will appeal to pretty much any Black metal fan craving for a bit of freshness in the scene. Great!

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Umideath - 16.06.2010 at 07:50  
  Not better than (The Corpse Of Rebirth) album !!
InnerSelf - 09.08.2010 at 14:31  
Rating: 9 I thought it was better than the debut , and definitely one of my favorite albums this year and among the best of BM albums I have ever heard
Dàibh - 20.04.2012 at 14:56  
Rating: 8
Written by InnerSelf on 09.08.2010 at 14:31

I thought it was better than the debut , and definitely one of my favorite albums this year and among the best of BM albums I have ever heard

Agree whole-heartedly.

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