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Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird

8.2 | 647 votes |
Release date: 1 February 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal


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01. Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
02. This Cut Is The Deepest
03. Hate, Lead The Way
04. Cathedral Walls [feat. Anette Olzon]
05. Hearts Wide Shut
06. Silent Towers
07. Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)
08. Of Death And Corruption
09. April 14th
10. Night Will Forgive Us

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D.T. Metal
What attracted me to Swallow The Sun in the first place? Hard to say, but it was definitely their take on combining elements of doom and melodic death metal and putting their own spin on the outcome. And while not originators of this not easily defined genre, Swallow The Sun stayed somewhat true to their basic formula over the years.

published 01.08.2012 | Comments (28)

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16.06.2014 - 12:45
Rating: 9
Stunning Cactus

I really dig Night Will Forgive Us. Always my favorite song from this album.
11.02.2016 - 11:27
Rating: 6
Mountain King
K i K o
Very average album. The slower parts have a good atmosphere, the growling is not spectacular and the instruments are really average at best. I honestly believe that any album with growling and sad slow parts gets a high rating on metal storm unless it really sucks...
12.02.2016 - 11:38
Black Knight
4 good tracks.

Cathedral Walls, Labyrinth of London, Of Death And Corruption and Night Will Forgive Us. The rest is pretty forgettable.
16.02.2019 - 19:06
Rating: 10
Made of Metal
I struggle to understand the negativity around this album. Emerald Forest has it all for me and really feels like a nice mix of older and newer STS put into one nice package. Its got the slow doomy tracks (title track, April 14th), the more melodeath type tracks (Hate Lead The Way, Of Death and Corruption), 'New Moon' style clean sung tracks (Silent Towers, This Cut), some tracks which are more of a mix of everything (Hearts Wide Shut, Labyrinth), one of their best singles they've ever released (Cathedral Walls) and one of the most impressively complex build-up songs i've ever heard and greatest album closure ever in "Night Will Forgive Us".

Just an incredible album. Has everything I want from this band and the more I listen to it the better it gets.

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