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A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring

7.9 | 130 votes |
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

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 (19)

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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16.06.2010 - 07:50
Not better than (The Corpse Of Rebirth) album !!
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09.08.2010 - 14:31
Rating: 9
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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
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
20.04.2012 - 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.
13.09.2016 - 20:20
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Tage Westerlund
Another one but problem was it was a bit quiet, and mp3 player batehry went out in mid road so I did not hear it so many times as others, I was lazy to change it
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