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Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers

8.3 | 339 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2021
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal


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Disc I
01. Moonflowers Bloom In Misery
02. Enemy
03. Woven Into Sorrow
04. Keep Your Heart Safe From Me
05. All Hallows' Grieve [feat. Cammie Gilbert]
06. The Void
07. The Fight Of Your Life
08. This House Has No Home

Disc II [Limited edition]
01. Moonflowers Bloom In Misery [classical version]
02. Enemy [classical version]
03. Woven Into Sorrow [classical version]
04. Keep Your Heart Safe From Me [classical version]
05. All Hallows' Grieve [feat. Cammie Gilbert] [classical version]
06. The Void [classical version]
07. The Fight Of Your Life [classical version]
08. This House Has No Home [classical version]

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Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

published 26.11.2021 | Comments (12)

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26.11.2021 - 21:05
Rating: 7

I personally enjoy more the classical version on the deluxe edition.
01.12.2021 - 11:42

Boring and tedious ...
until the classical version
02.12.2021 - 08:39
Rating: 10

I run a weekly Dungeons and Dragons game, specifically The Curse of Strahd, and the classical b-sides of this album are so fitting. Absolutely love it!
04.12.2021 - 15:19
Rating: 7

For the most part I found When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light to be more consistent and memorable, but three songs here blow that album away, namely: Keep Your Heart Safe From Me, All Hallows' Grieve, and This House Has No Home.

The production is excellent, the more frequent guitar solos are a nice touch, Cammie Gilbert was a great guest, and this album feels a little closer to their early to mid work on a writing level. But the rest of the songs besides the ones I mentioned are a little too average for my liking.

Maybe in a couple months it’ll click better, usually being in the heart of winter helps with their music.
05.12.2021 - 14:23
Rating: 7

Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as the previous albums.
06.12.2021 - 16:12
Rating: 9

Beautiful album, enjoying it just as much as the last album. Can't wait to see them live in London next year
06.12.2021 - 18:43
Rating: 8

Its an OK album by STS standards.
Lovely melodic Doom as always, not a masterpiece and not a letdown.
Solid 8 from me.
10.12.2021 - 13:48
Rating: 6

Generic, uninspired and forgettable, all the tracks feels the same. But I will give a credit for the last one "This House Has No Home", it's OK.

Heck, I don't even remember the last good album of them, New Moon perhaps?

I will check the classical version, maybe the redemption is there.
21.12.2021 - 17:29
Rating: 9

Death, despair, melancholy, Gloom, Doom,...........and beauty. I started very late with this genre but since then I am in love with bands like STS and Draconian. Moonflowers travels through all emotions required for a Doom metal album. Surely among my top 10 of 2021.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
08.02.2022 - 22:35
Rating: 8
Made of Metal
I've had All Hallows' Grieve playing on repeat for like two weeks, love it! The rest of the album is good too though. As a whole, I'd say the record feels a lot more substantial than their previous with a lot more variation between the tracks. I'd say this album is a little faster and heavier too, but this is still Swallow the Sun we're talking about; it's still a slower pace, doomy, gloomy affair. I think the album is best enjoyed straight through for the most part as it does a great job of building an atmosphere as opposed to generating single-song hits.

Highlights: All Hallows' Grieve, Keep Your Heart Safe From Me, Woven into Sorrow
09.02.2022 - 16:17
Rating: 7
Nocturnal Bro
Elegant, emotional melancholy. Reminds me of Opeth in some parts.

I prefer fast music mixed with slower parts rather than slow music mixed with even slower parts
But I can respect this approach. Good music to fall asleep to
12.02.2022 - 12:51
Rating: 10

One of those albums that I've enjoyed every single song
21.03.2022 - 18:49
Rating: 8

Not my favourite from them, but still a great album, especially with songs like 'This House Has No Home'.
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06.04.2022 - 03:19
Rating: 8

Didn't like the last album at all. This one was kind of good with the right mixture of heavyness and melody. The songwriting is much better here.
Leeches everywhere.
22.06.2022 - 18:51
Rating: 9

This album is a grower. The first times I listened to it I wasn't convinced, but I have found myself replaying it over and over without being aware. This album feels a little more "atmosferic" than the previous, but still, it's a really solid piece of music.

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