Woods of Desolation – Torn Beyond Reason
Our most active link dumper Motig once spoke the now-legendary words “I guess I do shit links”. From this sprang the discussion on whether he shits links or whether he submitted shit links. In relation to this, today’s post proves that he certainly doesn’t submit shitty links here. Woods of Desolation are one of the many gems Australia holds as a Metal-country, and with their latest studio album Torn Beyond Reason.
I’d actually heard of Woods of Desolation from another source, namely Threnodies’ Sound in Autumn Woods Sampler, roundabout the same time I received an e-mail with Motig’s links. The name Woods of Desolation sounded famous and the fact that I had to cover them, made me pluck the song Darker Days of that sampler. The song was quite good, certainly worth its spot, however, while playing some other songs, I just realised how magnificent this album actually is.
For the genre, that is some sort of acoustic, Depressive/Atmospheric Black Metal (think Dämmerfärben), this album is quite short, clocking in at 37 minutes, with only 6 songs. However all I can say is, great stuff. Especially the instrumental November really grabbed me on the spot. I won’t describe every song for you seperately, but I’ll just post my two favourites of the four video’s Motig got us below. Those will give you a good image of the album.
Woods of Desolation – Somehow…
Woods of Desolation – November
However, if you like to hear the whole album, here’s a link to a Youtube playlist, which covers it all. Woods of Desolation can be reached on their official facebook, where word came out about a new album in the making for 2012. Exciting!