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Release date: 15 February 2012

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01. Lightning & Snow
02. Death Is Not An Exit
03. Keeper Of The Ledger
04. Traveling Alone
05. Adora Vivos
06. Silver
07. Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)
08. Modern Life Architecture
09. Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)
10. Finality
11. Alternate Ending

Top 20 albums of 2012: 9

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
David "Veillko" Gold - vocals, rhythm guitar, drums
Joel Violette - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass & piano

Guest musicians
Raphael Weinroth-Browne - cello
Angela Schleihauf - Oboe


Additional info
This album was first released as a free promo on the web on December 23. by earache records when they learned about the death of founding member David Gold. The promo contains 192 kbps mp3's, the lyrics and the promo artwork which does not have the band's original band logo on it.
It also has a different track order, and it does not contain the song "Keeper Of The Ledger" also the Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye) is seperated into Part I and Part II.

Recorded by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios in Ontario, Canada.

Mixed by John Fryer at Bordello Recording Rooms, Oslo
Shannon O'Shea, SOS Management

Artwork by David D' Andrea

Released on Earache Records.
Released on CD, Vinyl and digital download.

Limited vinyl numbers
Silver - 100 copies only
Blue - 200 Copies only
Snow & Lightning (White/Yellow) 300 Copies only
Black - 400 Copies only

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
N/A
Wow, what a difficult review to write. On one hand, you want to reject any inclination to get caught up in posthumous worship that seems to happen to any deceased artist, on the other, it's hard to claim that the knowledge that you're playing that artists last message to the world doesn't add certain power. Listened to in context with David Gold's death, Woods 5 comes across as the most depressing album to drop in years. However, taken at face value, it's pretty decent. Nothing amazing, but well worth the listen.

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published 07.02.2012 | Comments (22)

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Skøllgrim - 29.08.2011 at 11:20  
Rating: 9 I've never been so excited for any album ever.
trendkill- - 29.08.2011 at 21:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Skøllgrim on 29.08.2011 at 11:20

I've never been so excited for any album ever.



I Agree. It can't come soon enough!
Evilquince - 30.08.2011 at 23:16  
Rating: 10 To any god out there - may this December come faster, please.
Skøllgrim - 13.09.2011 at 12:14  
Rating: 9 With the departure of the Madden brothers, it seems that David Gold is to take on drum duties
Here's a picture that does imply so: http://earache.tumblr.com/post/10128438230/woods-of-ypres-hard-at-work-on-the-new-album
Absak - 23.12.2011 at 15:52  
  I hope this album still gets released, despite this horrible tragedy.
Troy Killjoy - 23.12.2011 at 21:18  
 
Written by Absak on 23.12.2011 at 15:52
I hope this album still gets released, despite this horrible tragedy.

I'm sure it will, and the proceeds will likely go towards paying off debts from the cost of the funeral.
Ozman - 24.12.2011 at 15:28  
  A shame that David Gold dies leaving this boring album behind as his final legacy.
Milena - 25.12.2011 at 04:02  
  This thread is now pretty creepy.
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 05:44  
Rating: 8 I must have this.
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 05:54  
Rating: 8 I really hope this band continues, even without dave.
i see they lost they're bassist and drummer...

if need be i will fill in for the bass how awesome that would be.
Troy Killjoy - 01.01.2012 at 05:58  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 05:54
I really hope this band continues, even without dave.

Why? I'm pretty sure he was the primary composer, if not the sole composer. The sound would be completely different.
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 06:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.01.2012 at 05:58

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 05:54
I really hope this band continues, even without dave.

Why? I'm pretty sure he was the primary composer, if not the sole composer. The sound would be completely different.

I suppose your right. Maybe they'll pull an AC/DC, but even if it is like that it will never be the same. We need to have a way to bring back the dead.



Troy Killjoy - 01.01.2012 at 06:07  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 06:04
I suppose your right. Maybe they'll pull an AC/DC, but even if it is like that it will never be the same. We need to have a way to bring back the dead.

You might like The Green Evening Requiem, featuring the Madden brothers.
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 06:14  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.01.2012 at 06:07

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 06:04
I suppose your right. Maybe they'll pull an AC/DC, but even if it is like that it will never be the same. We need to have a way to bring back the dead.

You might like The Green Evening Requiem, featuring the Madden brothers.

not bad, but its missing that amazing vocalist
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 06:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 24.12.2011 at 15:28

A shame that David Gold dies leaving this boring album behind as his final legacy.

you've heard it?

link? e-mail me the audio file?! something!!?!?
Ozman - 01.01.2012 at 10:59  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 06:04

Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.01.2012 at 05:58

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 05:54
I really hope this band continues, even without dave.

Why? I'm pretty sure he was the primary composer, if not the sole composer. The sound would be completely different.

I suppose your right. Maybe they'll pull an AC/DC, but even if it is like that it will never be the same. We need to have a way to bring back the dead.






With AC/DC Bon Scott only wrote the lyrics. So it was much easier to replace him. Here Gold also composed the music.
Boxcar Willy - 01.01.2012 at 15:19  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 01.01.2012 at 10:59

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 06:04

Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.01.2012 at 05:58

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.01.2012 at 05:54
I really hope this band continues, even without dave.

Why? I'm pretty sure he was the primary composer, if not the sole composer. The sound would be completely different.

I suppose your right. Maybe they'll pull an AC/DC, but even if it is like that it will never be the same. We need to have a way to bring back the dead.






With AC/DC Bon Scott only wrote the lyrics. So it was much easier to replace him. Here Gold also composed the music.

I know... im just... sad.
Skøllgrim - 08.01.2012 at 00:24  
Rating: 9 Earache's webstore has loads of cool stuff on Woods 5 now for all the fans. CD/Vinyl/7 inch/poster/t-shirt.

And David Gold was the guy who wrote the music and lyrics all the way from the first release were he was the drummer 'til this newest release, even though I read that on the latest album Joel actually wrote some parts.
There is no hope of more WoY, David Gold was WoY. Even through insane amounts of lineup changes he kept the core always.
Frodd - 13.01.2012 at 19:37  
Rating: 7 I have this one already
Ozman - 13.01.2012 at 19:45  
 
Written by Frodd on 13.01.2012 at 19:37

I have this one already


it's not even released yet
Frodd - 13.01.2012 at 19:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman on 13.01.2012 at 19:45

Written by Frodd on 13.01.2012 at 19:37

I have this one already


it's not even released yet

I found it... somewhere.
Ozman - 13.01.2012 at 20:07  
 
Written by Frodd on 13.01.2012 at 19:49

I found it... somewhere.


I already have it for nearly two months now as legal promo download and it's immensely boring and wya too long, though not as bad as IV
Frodd - 13.01.2012 at 22:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Ozman on 13.01.2012 at 20:07

Written by Frodd on 13.01.2012 at 19:49

I found it... somewhere.


I already have it for nearly two months now as legal promo download and it's immensely boring and wya too long, though not as bad as IV

How the hell?
Doc Godin - 14.01.2012 at 09:58  
Rating: 8
Written by Ozman on 13.01.2012 at 20:07

Written by Frodd on 13.01.2012 at 19:49

I found it... somewhere.


I already have it for nearly two months now as legal promo download and it's immensely boring and wya too long, though not as bad as IV

I was listening to it earlier today. I quite enjoyed it. Not perfect, but decent.

I remember talking to David a few months ago, and his description of the upcoming album was perfect: sad, classy and dark. I think he hit the nail on the head with that description. He was an interesting guy. Kind of weird how a person you only met a small handful of times can still leave you with that lump in your throat when they die.

EDIT: I see he used the same words in the interview I sat in on on that same night:
http://metalstorm.net/pub/interview.php?interview_id=610
TL;DR version:
Quote:
Emily: Describe Woods 5 (The Next Album)

David: If there's a colour it's black, if there's a time of day it's at night, if there's a season at all its winter. It will be sad, classy, dark and heavy. I like storytelling and lyrical based songs because that's what I get in to. I'm almost 30 years old I've heard a lot of blast beats and a lot of guitar wanking but at this age I like a good song writing. I think people get into the music and connect with it because of that.
Boxcar Willy - 21.01.2012 at 06:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Doc Godin on 14.01.2012 at 09:58



I was listening to it earlier today. I quite enjoyed it. Not perfect, but decent.

I remember talking to David a few months ago, and his description of the upcoming album was perfect: sad, classy and dark. I think he hit the nail on the head with that description. He was an interesting guy. Kind of weird how a person you only met a small handful of times can still leave you with that lump in your throat when they die.

EDIT: I see he used the same words in the interview I sat in on on that same night:
http://metalstorm.net/pub/interview.php?interview_id=610
TL;DR version:
Quote:
Emily: Describe Woods 5 (The Next Album)

David: If there's a colour it's black, if there's a time of day it's at night, if there's a season at all its winter. It will be sad, classy, dark and heavy. I like storytelling and lyrical based songs because that's what I get in to. I'm almost 30 years old I've heard a lot of blast beats and a lot of guitar wanking but at this age I like a good song writing. I think people get into the music and connect with it because of that.


I wish I could have met him... I really connected with his music.


I'm going to miss him.
Fade To Black - 02.02.2012 at 01:21  
Rating: 9 The Song "Adora Vivos" is kinda weird to listen to if you consider what happened to Dave Gold
Ozman - 02.02.2012 at 14:37  
  Very very average album built around discarded Paradise Lost riffs and Katatonia melodies.
Chris Steele - 02.02.2012 at 20:03  
Rating: 9 A very great album! Kinda reminds of Type O Negative
hadriel - 04.02.2012 at 03:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Fade To Black on 02.02.2012 at 01:21

The Song "Adora Vivos" is kinda weird to listen to if you consider what happened to Dave Gold


Go listen to "The Shams of Optimism" off of Against the Seasons. Sent shivers all down my spine.
Skøllgrim - 04.02.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 9 The album isn't really released apart from the promo that earache let out, so it's sort of stupid to give ratings already (even though the fanboy in me couldn't resist)
To me the promo really hits home, everything just sounds right, I've been obsessively playing the album since it hit the web and it still feels great.
qlacs - 04.02.2012 at 21:29  
  I'm only wondering about the rates being set but the album has not released yet...
Ozman - 04.02.2012 at 21:50  
 
Written by qlacs on 04.02.2012 at 21:29

I'm only wondering about the rates being set but the album has not released yet...


I already had the promo a couple of months ago (before David Gold's death), so I am guessing it leaked at the same time.
Kenos - 06.02.2012 at 15:35  
  Sounds like an underwhelming and watered down goth/doom metal with Type O Negative vocals. I really like the general mood but guitars are a bit weak and dull...
Ozman - 06.02.2012 at 18:39  
 
Written by Guest on 06.02.2012 at 15:35

Sounds like an underwhelming and watered down goth/doom metal with Type O Negative vocals. I really like the general mood but guitars are a bit weak and dull...


not to mention that the riffs are recycled discarded Paradise Lost riffs and the melodies are recycled discarded Katatonia ones.
Kenos - 06.02.2012 at 18:55  
 
Written by Ozman on 06.02.2012 at 18:39

Written by Guest on 06.02.2012 at 15:35

Sounds like an underwhelming and watered down goth/doom metal with Type O Negative vocals. I really like the general mood but guitars are a bit weak and dull...


not to mention that the riffs are recycled discarded Paradise Lost riffs and the melodies are recycled discarded Katatonia ones.


Yea but come on, the overall result isn't terrible. Of course it could've been a lot better, but also much worse... It's a 6,5 for me. Nothing more.
Ozman - 06.02.2012 at 19:03  
 
Written by Guest on 06.02.2012 at 18:55


Yea but come on, the overall result isn't terrible. Of course it could've been a lot better, but also much worse... It's a 6,5 for me. Nothing more.


It's not terrible indeed, just very very very average (like I said) I score it a 6.1
Boxcar Willy - 09.02.2012 at 05:33  
Rating: 8 I cannot wait to get this.
BradSabbath - 15.02.2012 at 13:03  
Rating: 10 F'n amazing!
Skøllgrim - 24.02.2012 at 13:37  
Rating: 9 Just noticed my order was sent to my previous address, when I was living in abroad....
My sweet 100 limited silver coloured vinyl. Oh well, I've contacted the landlord and asked for contact details on the present person living in my old apartment, hopefully it'll workout somehow. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
Boxcar Willy - 25.02.2012 at 06:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Skøllgrim on 24.02.2012 at 13:37

Just noticed my order was sent to my previous address, when I was living in abroad....
My sweet 100 limited silver coloured vinyl. Oh well, I've contacted the landlord and asked for contact details on the present person living in my old apartment, hopefully it'll workout somehow. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

i'm trying to raise the cash to get one of those myself...
Skøllgrim - 25.02.2012 at 12:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 25.02.2012 at 06:51

Written by Skøllgrim on 24.02.2012 at 13:37

Just noticed my order was sent to my previous address, when I was living in abroad....
My sweet 100 limited silver coloured vinyl. Oh well, I've contacted the landlord and asked for contact details on the present person living in my old apartment, hopefully it'll workout somehow. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

i'm trying to raise the cash to get one of those myself...

Sorry to shatter your dreams, but the silver vinyl is sold out. All the other colours are available it seems.
Check http://www.earache.com/webstore/product_info.php/cPath/667_674_758/products_id/2996
Alex Fenger - 27.02.2012 at 05:15  
Rating: 5
Written by Skøllgrim on 25.02.2012 at 12:30

Written by Boxcar Willy on 25.02.2012 at 06:51

Written by Skøllgrim on 24.02.2012 at 13:37

Just noticed my order was sent to my previous address, when I was living in abroad....
My sweet 100 limited silver coloured vinyl. Oh well, I've contacted the landlord and asked for contact details on the present person living in my old apartment, hopefully it'll workout somehow. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

i'm trying to raise the cash to get one of those myself...

Sorry to shatter your dreams, but the silver vinyl is sold out. All the other colours are available it seems.
Check http://www.earache.com/webstore/product_info.php/cPath/667_674_758/products_id/2996

Just ordered myself a pack with a "blue" vinyl. Very excited
Pelagial - 01.03.2012 at 20:41  
Rating: 9 Good Good that's all
tea[m]ster - 02.03.2012 at 03:23  
Rating: 7 My first time listening to this band. Interesting. The vocals have a Fields of the Nephilim feel to it. I'm not sure why they are tagged doom cause I just don't hear it (in the few songs I have sampled anyways).

Can anyone else tell me about the rest of their discography?
Boxcar Willy - 03.03.2012 at 06:16  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 02.03.2012 at 03:23

My first time listening to this band. Interesting. The vocals have a Fields of the Nephilim feel to it. I'm not sure why they are tagged doom cause I just don't hear it (in the few songs I have sampled anyways).

Can anyone else tell me about the rest of their discography?

well up until Woods IV they were more black than doom.

Woods IV is more doom than Black.

listen to their entire disco

I love it all ;_;
Umideath - 03.03.2012 at 08:41  
Rating: 10 R.I.P David, I love your Last album.
tea[m]ster - 03.03.2012 at 16:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Boxcar Willy on 03.03.2012 at 06:16

listen to their entire disco


Alright I'll have to check it out...thanks Willy!
NeverAgain - 13.03.2012 at 03:47  
Rating: 10 I don't like giving 10's to new albums, as I reserve these for true classics (i.e. albums that have withstood the test of time). But for this, I had to make an exception. Emotional music and strangely prophetic lyrics. "Death is not an Exit", "Silver", "Adora Vivos", "Finality", "Travelling Alone"... just, wow! Damn onions... I'm getting all teary.
Ozman - 13.03.2012 at 03:57  
 
Written by NeverAgain on 13.03.2012 at 03:47

and strangely prophetic lyrics. "Death is not an Exit", "Silver", "Adora Vivos", "Finality", "Travelling Alone"... just, wow! Damn onions... I'm getting all teary.


And you people really think David Gold didn't end his own life?
NeverAgain - 13.03.2012 at 04:10  
Rating: 10
Written by Ozman on 13.03.2012 at 03:57

Written by NeverAgain on 13.03.2012 at 03:47

and strangely prophetic lyrics. "Death is not an Exit", "Silver", "Adora Vivos", "Finality", "Travelling Alone"... just, wow! Damn onions... I'm getting all teary.


And you people really think David Gold didn't end his own life?


If songs/lyrics reflected a bands suicidal tendencies, bands like Sentenced should have died a thousand deaths by now.

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