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In The Woods... - Heart Of The Ages



8.2 | 156 votes |
Release date: 1995
Style: Black metal, Progressive metal

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01. Yearning The Seeds Of A New Dimension
02. Heart Of The Ages
03. ...In The Woods
    1 - Prologue
    2 - Moments Of...
    3 - Epilogue
04. Mourning The Death Of Aase
05. Wotan's Return
06. Pigeon
07. The Divinity Of Wisdom

Guest review by
TheAmazingP
Rating:
9.4
How bad can an album be, judging by the fact that it starts with "Yearning Seeds of a New Dimension" and ends with "Divinity of Wisdom"? Even if it only contained these two songs it would be undoubtedly classic. "Heart of the Ages" is one of Norway's diamonds, although it doesn't completely belong to the black metal genre. It combines elements of black, doom and avant-garde metal, folk, electronic and classical music, becoming one magnificent piece of art that can satisfy every taste.

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published 18.03.2009 | Comments (6)

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Comments: 17   Visited by: 329 users
27.02.2013 - 16:27
Rating: 9
Góral
Combo Breaker
Totally epic.
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02.08.2014 - 20:00
telephonebear
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I love 'Mourning the Death of Aasa'. It reminds me of 'The Great Gig In The Sky'. It's much less intense but, dare I say, more powerful.
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20.12.2015 - 13:39
!J.O.O.E.!
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There's a fair amount of black metal in this, the tags should reflect that instead of being just Progressive Metal. Hugely forward thinking album this I reckon.
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20.12.2015 - 13:46
Zap
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I'm pretty sure it used to have black metal tags a while back.
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30.09.2016 - 21:50
3rdWorld
China was a neat
One of my very first bm albums ever. I clearly remember checking this out after finding it from Spirit-of-metal. Tracks 1, 4 and the closer are the true highlights. Such a rare and peerless record. Defo needs the bm tag.
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09.08.2020 - 01:24
qlacs
"The Quaker"
This one isn't working for me... bad production, wavering songwriting, performances are okay-ish but it's when the singing comes, then I cringe inside. The shrieks are very underproduced and tonally annoying, while the clean vocals come and go in volume... I guess if the songs would be great I wouldn't mind the production but they left a very bland mix in my ears.
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23.11.2020 - 18:26
Alakazam
spendin' cheese
Nevermore and Primordial vibes with these guys. Definitely not bad and hi Radu.
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23.11.2020 - 18:33
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Classic shit
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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23.11.2020 - 18:42
JoHn Doe
Written by Alakazam on 23.11.2020 at 18:26

Nevermore and Primordial vibes with these guys. Definitely not bad and hi Radu.


In no way was In the Woods... influenced by either of these two bands.
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24.11.2020 - 01:22
Alakazam
spendin' cheese
Written by JoHn Doe on 23.11.2020 at 18:42

Written by Alakazam on 23.11.2020 at 18:26

Nevermore and Primordial vibes with these guys. Definitely not bad and hi Radu.


In no way was In the Woods... influenced by either of these two bands.

You don't say?
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24.11.2020 - 01:56
JoHn Doe
Written by Alakazam on 24.11.2020 at 01:22

Written by JoHn Doe on 23.11.2020 at 18:42

Written by Alakazam on 23.11.2020 at 18:26

Nevermore and Primordial vibes with these guys. Definitely not bad and hi Radu.


In no way was In the Woods... influenced by either of these two bands.

You don't say?


so the Irish band Primordial, who released their debut album in 1995 influenced the Norwegian band In the Woods, who were releasing their debut album the same year. And across the ocean, Nevermore were releasing their debut album also in 1995. But it was Nevermore and Primordial that influenced In the Woods...

How does that make sense?
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24.11.2020 - 05:27
Alakazam
spendin' cheese
Written by JoHn Doe on 24.11.2020 at 01:56

so the Irish band Primordial, who released their debut album in 1995 influenced the Norwegian band In the Woods, who were releasing their debut album the same year. And across the ocean, Nevermore were releasing their debut album also in 1995. But it was Nevermore and Primordial that influenced In the Woods...

How daoes that make sense?

Oh you just said it. As for In The Woods influenced by the latter two. that's a suggestion you've made up for yourself and have to answer for me. I'm not the one whose questioning timeline semantics!
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24.11.2020 - 10:06
JoHn Doe
Written by Alakazam on 24.11.2020 at 05:27

Oh you just said it. As for In The Woods influenced by the latter two. that's a suggestion you've made up for yourself and have to answer for me. I'm not the one whose questioning timeline semantics!


In the Woods... released Heart of the Ages in March 1995. Primordial released their debut album in September 1995.
Nevermore released their debut in January 1995.

Excluding the fact that I don't hear Nevermore in In the Woods... music, I don't see how two bands, working on debut albums, so far apart (Norway and US) could have influenced each other back then, it makes no sense to me.
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24.11.2020 - 11:52
Alakazam
spendin' cheese
Written by JoHn Doe on 24.11.2020 at 10:06

In the Woods... released Heart of the Ages in March 1995. Primordial released their debut album in September 1995.
Nevermore released their debut in January 1995.

Excluding the fact that I don't hear Nevermore in In the Woods... music, I don't see how two bands, working on debut albums, so far apart (Norway and US) could have influenced each other back then, it makes no sense to me.


That's because it's not my point as I was referring to sound itself. Direct influence wil always be subjective guessing until proven. If I were to go that direction it still doesn't work completely in your favor Primordial had Dark Romanticism in 1993 and Nevermore with Utopia in 1992. There's also a fair amount of avantgarde to where the latter half of Norway's 90's outputs probably thank this record and the other two after, presumably Ved Buens Ende. Imo Omnio was inspired by Tiamat's Wildhoney.
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24.11.2020 - 11:59
nikarg
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"When quoting other users, please delete any nested quotes (quotes within quotes) you don't want to comment on. If you feel you need to post a nested quote, please see to it that it doesn't go above four layers of nesting."
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24.11.2020 - 12:36
JoHn Doe
Written by nikarg on 24.11.2020 at 11:59

"When quoting other users, please delete any nested quotes (quotes within quotes) you don't want to comment on. If you feel you need to post a nested quote, please see to it that it doesn't go above four layers of nesting."


sorry about that, it was not like I was trying to insolently break the rules.
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24.11.2020 - 12:40
nikarg
Staff
Written by JoHn Doe on 24.11.2020 at 12:36

sorry about that, it was not like I was trying to insolently break the rules.

No worries. I just mentioned it because multiquotes make it difficult for everyone to follow the discussion
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