CD Woods 4: The Green Album [745316041124] (CD 7016975),
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Woods 4: The Green Album [745316041124]


  • 1. Shards of Love (Hurt Forever)
    2. Everything I Touch Turns to Gold (Then to Coal)
    3. By the Time You Read This (I Will Already Be Dead)
    4. I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetary
    5. Into Exile: "Can You Get Here in 10 Days?"
    6. Pining (For You)
    7. Wet Leather
    8. Suicide Cargoload (Drag That Weight)
    9. Halves and Quarters
    10. You Are Here with Me (In This Sequence of Dreams)
    11. Retrosleep in the Morning Calm
    12. Don't Open the Wounds/Skywide Armspread
    13. Natural Technologies
    14. Mirror Reflection & the Hammer Reinvention
    15. Our Union (In Limbo)
    16. Move On!
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MOSH411

  • Credits
    ProducerMusk Ox; Miguel Gauthier; David Gold
    EngineerMiguel Gauthier

    Personnel: David Gold (vocals, guitar, piano); Bryan Belleau (guitar); Raphael Weinroth-Brown (cello); Angela Schleihauf (oboe); Evan Madden (drums).
    Recording information: Stereo Soul Studio (06/2009-07/2009).
    Photographer: Anthony Armstrong.
    Woods of Ypres are a Canadian doom metal band whose fourth album is the story of a failed relationship, rendered in agonizing detail and with little or no subtlety. From the opening track, "Shards of Love," to the closing "Move On!," frontman David Gold moans and groans in a deep, resonant voice closer to the Crash Test Dummies' Brad Roberts than Type O Negative's Peter Steele, despite lyrics like "Life is just pain and piss/It's nothing that I will miss/Life is just pain and piss and everything is a scam" coming closer to the latter's territory. Some songs, like "Wet Leather," are uptempo and even heroic, while others are slow and chest-compressingly heavy. But the album's overall mood is one of morose fatalism, not catharsis -- Gold isn't working through his pain so much as wallowing in it for an hour and 20 minutes. Still, there's something almost hypnotic about his obsessive gloom, and the band can play. Recommended to those who are sick of fun. ~ Phil Freeman

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