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Release date: 14 February 2014
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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7.8 | 73 votes

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01. Like Falling Leaves
02. Unfold
03. And If All The Stars Faded Away
04. This Autumn Light
05. Anamnesis
06. Withering Field
07. Ad Infinitum

Review


Line-up
Dolor - bass, guitars

Session musicians
Thrydwulf - vocals
Vlad - drums
Luke Mills - bass


Additional info
Artwork by Lucas Ruggieri.

Formats
  • CD (Gold-printed digipak, limited to 1881 copies).
  • 66 purple vinyl.
  • 99 purple vinyl.
  • 333 clear/black smoky vinyl.

  • Guest review by
    Hallford9000

    Rating:
    7.9
    Woods Of Desolation grabbed my attention with its name, promising a bleak, atmospheric and utterly black sound, the one I loved since I unknowingly dived into the world of black metal, a dozen years ago.

    I discovered this band only recently, some would say to my regret, but I say no! And if you perhaps like your metal to be black and haven't heard anything from this band, take a crucial step and listen to this album before their previous one, Torn Beyond Reason. The reason I say this, is because TBR is a masterpiece and, if regarding the fine nuances of black metal, a completely different direction and execution. Your subsequent reception of As The Stars may be heavily muffled as having expectations often does and as it happened after it was released.

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    published 13.12.2014 | Comments (0)

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    Cronomaster - 17.11.2013 at 14:00  
    Rating: 9 Nice Might be interesting, even without Tim Yatras...
    Ab.Victor - 15.01.2014 at 11:48  
    Rating: 8 Leaked
    Pazdzioch - 15.01.2014 at 14:58  
     
    Written by Ab.Victor on 15.01.2014 at 11:48

    Leaked

    I'll spin it asap. Thanks!

    We'll see what these personnel changes have brought...
    Chobo_jokeR - 16.01.2014 at 03:13  
    Rating: 8 I'd say its a continuation of their last effort. I really enjoyed their last album, and I'd say the same for this album.
    Reaper_Redeamer - 26.01.2014 at 18:12  
    Rating: 8 Nice work and a bit weaker than the excellent, previous one. Also, you can see a small change on musical direction. It's closer to Agalloch and Alcest now, with more melodic elements.
    Highlights (i dont like this term or to choosing tracks but in this album there is some notable work):
    01. Like Falling Leaves
    04. This Autumn Light
    05. Anamnesis (omg what a song...)
    basquetal - 28.01.2014 at 17:24  
     
    Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 26.01.2014 at 18:12

    Nice work and a bit weaker than the excellent, previous one. Also, you can see a small change on musical direction. It's closer to Agalloch and Alcest now, with more melodic elements.
    Highlights (i dont like this term or to choosing tracks but in this album there is some notable work):
    01. Like Falling Leaves
    04. This Autumn Light
    05. Anamnesis (omg what a song...)


    I agreed with you and I also think that Anamnesis and This Autumn Light are amazing songs.
    Hallford9000 - 03.02.2014 at 13:49  
    Rating: 8 It's indeed a very good album. As good as ambient black can get.
    tea[m]ster - 21.02.2014 at 03:20  
    Rating: 7 Where has this band been all my life ??
    Skl3ros - 12.03.2014 at 16:02  
    Rating: 8 ^ same. First time I've taken the time to listen to this band and wow. This album is stunning.
    InnerSelf - 14.03.2014 at 22:09  
    Rating: 9 This is marvelous, the album is consistent, free of the meanderings that usually come with the Shoegaze/Post BM tag and right to the point. The last two songs are majestic.
    Boxcar Willy - 15.03.2014 at 20:59  
    Rating: 6 To all who have not heard this band, the previous album is a lot better.
    no one - 15.03.2014 at 22:22  
    Rating: 8
    Written by Boxcar Willy on 15.03.2014 at 20:59

    To all who have not heard this band, the previous album is a lot better.


    i wouldn't say that

    There is more variation in this album, both albums have different atmospheres the last one more depressive, but both albums are really good

    i actually like "towards the depths" a lot too
    InnerSelf - 18.03.2014 at 21:08  
    Rating: 9 I like this more than Torn Beyond Reason, I'm actually in love with this record atm. I'm enjoying that that Brave Murder Day-ish 5th track quite a bit too
    Masonics - 29.03.2014 at 11:26  
    Rating: 8 I echo Innerself statement, best mature record to date from WOD. Also enjoy the slightly murkier production this time around. Unfold is probably their most epic song to date along with darker days from TBR.
    Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 21:04  
    Rating: 8 Great stuff. I'm just getting into this band, but I've heard Torn Beyond Reason as well. So far it's hard to pick a favourite as I like both a lot. Will work my way through their whole discography.

    Oh, and the artwork is awesome. That's something that has to be said.
    no one - 14.04.2014 at 01:39  
    Rating: 8
    Written by Erik M. on 13.04.2014 at 21:04

    Great stuff. I'm just getting into this band, but I've heard Torn Beyond Reason as well. So far it's hard to pick a favourite as I like both a lot. Will work my way through their whole discography.

    Oh, and the artwork is awesome. That's something that has to be said.


    the stuff before Torn Beyond Reason is a fair bit different, he obviously didn't have the money back then for a decent recording, i still like it though
    Boxcar Willy - 14.04.2014 at 04:42  
    Rating: 6 You're all mad, TBR trumps this in every category.

    Troy Killjoy - 14.04.2014 at 04:56  
     
    Written by Boxcar Willy on 14.04.2014 at 04:42
    You're all mad, TBR trumps this in every category.

    Agreed. I was expecting to love this the minute I heard it but it has the same problem as modern Drudkh or Old Man's Key or whatever else (having trouble thinking of names at the moment). Definitely a drop compared to its predecessor.
    no one - 14.04.2014 at 05:07  
    Rating: 8
    Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.04.2014 at 04:56

    I was expecting to love this the minute I heard it


    so was i, but it actually took me a few more listens than T.B.R
    Troy Killjoy - 14.04.2014 at 05:11  
     
    Written by no one on 14.04.2014 at 05:07
    so was i, but it actually took me a few more listens than T.B.R

    There's just too much filler for me. I know I like the first track and one of them closer to the end was notably stronger in terms of atmosphere than the rest, but everything outside of that just seemed... wishy-washy? It was forgettable the first time I heard it and didn't have a lasting impression on me over the following two-and-a-half attempts either. I don't hate it or think it's terrible, it just sounds really average.
    no one - 14.04.2014 at 07:01  
    Rating: 8
    Written by Troy Killjoy on 14.04.2014 at 05:11

    Written by no one on 14.04.2014 at 05:07
    so was i, but it actually took me a few more listens than T.B.R

    There's just too much filler for me. I know I like the first track and one of them closer to the end was notably stronger in terms of atmosphere than the rest, but everything outside of that just seemed... wishy-washy? It was forgettable the first time I heard it and didn't have a lasting impression on me over the following two-and-a-half attempts either. I don't hate it or think it's terrible, it just sounds really average.

    could say the same thing about torn beyond reason, the first two songs and the last are really good, but the ones in between sounded very similar and felt like fill ins. Though i like both albums, if he took his time and put the best songs from both albums into one....would maybe be the first album i would have ever given a 10!
    InnerSelf - 04.05.2014 at 09:31  
    Rating: 9 I often find myself humming the tremolo melodies from a bunch of songs from this album, it definitely left a instant big impression on me after the first listen and I still play it every couple of days.
    M C Vice - 07.05.2014 at 11:11  
    Rating: 8 It's too short. Album and most songs.

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