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Release date: December 2007
Style: Melodic black metal, Doom metal

Rating:

7.4 | 75 votes

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01. The Northern Cold
02. Iron Grudge
03. Your Ontario Town Is A Burial Ground
04. Through Chaos And Solitude I Came...
05. Years Of Silence (And The Private Joke)
06. Distractions Of Living Alone
07. Deepest Roots: The Belief That All Is Lost
08. Darkest Blues: The Relief That Nothing Can Be Done
09. Thrill Of The Struggle
10. December In Windsor
11. Trillium: The Third Of Three Winters, 2004-2007
12. Song Of Redemption
13. End Of Tradition
14. To Lock Eyes With A Wild Beast
15. Mistakes Artists Make (The Dream Is Dead)

Review
Lyrics (14)


Line-up
David "Veillko" Gold - vocals, guitars, drums
Dan Hulse - bass, vocals
Jessica Rose - keyboards


Additional info
Recorded throughout 2006-2007 at Obsidian Sound Studio.
Drum tracks were recorded in February 2006 at Chemical Sound Studio, Toronto.
Mastered at Silverbirch Productions, Summer 2007.
Released on David Gold's independent label: Krankenhaus Records
Catalogue number: KHR005

Re-released on March 24th 2014 on Earache Records, on both CD and a limited edition gatefold double vinyl. The colour vinyl releases are exclusive to the Earache Webstore, and the "Darkest Blues" vinyl is limited to ONE PER CUSTOMER!
The different vinyl colours and numbers are the following:

100 - Darkest Blues
200 - 3 Winters
300 - Ontario Crest
400 - Black

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy

Rating:
7.5
With the passing of David Gold, and the demise of Woods Of Ypres, we are left with only David's previous work. Today I've decided to review Woods III, which is the equivalent to the little brother in the family that everybody ignores.

That being said, this album is far from the gem of the bunch. This is due to several reasons. The biggest reason is the off-production, it's not lo-fi and "underground", and it's not pristine and streamlined. It's stuck somewhere in the middle; things are mixed wrong, and there are little audio bumps. Another thing that brought this album down was the repetitive nature of the music. Most of the songs follow the same structure, and feature similar melodies: intro, tremolo, clean chorus, tremolo, outro.

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Boxcar Willy - 22.01.2012 at 17:11  
Rating: 5 Not as good as Woods IV, but still an amazing album.
Grimskallen - 23.01.2012 at 20:24  
Rating: 7 I love Woods' entire discography, but this one is the only one that (as a whole) hasn't totally blown me away
I read somewhere that this was thought the last album of the band, and that what songs were left were put into the album, my memory might be a bit flaky but I think that's what I read. That would explain how I cannot enjoy all the songs the same amount as I usually do with the rest of the discography.
Boxcar Willy - 26.01.2012 at 06:35  
Rating: 5
Written by Grimskallen on 23.01.2012 at 20:24

I love Woods' entire discography, but this one is the only one that (as a whole) hasn't totally blown me away
I read somewhere that this was thought the last album of the band, and that what songs were left were put into the album, my memory might be a bit flaky but I think that's what I read. That would explain how I cannot enjoy all the songs the same amount as I usually do with the rest of the discography.

I find that the production on this album is spotty, which is kind of a minus.

I still love this album to bits though.
Boxcar Willy - 01.02.2012 at 16:03  
Rating: 5
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 10:23

Written by Boxcar Willy on 22.01.2012 at 17:11

Not as good as Woods IV, but still an amazing album.


i like it. Thanks to you i found out this band.

That made my day
Boxcar Willy - 01.02.2012 at 18:20  
Rating: 5
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 17:08

Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.02.2012 at 16:03

Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 10:23

Written by Boxcar Willy on 22.01.2012 at 17:11

Not as good as Woods IV, but still an amazing album.


i like it. Thanks to you i found out this band.

That made my day


they are your fav band? N yea r.i.p Dave Gold

Yes, Definately my favourite band.

which is odd, being I'm a sludge, metalcore, stoner fan.
Boxcar Willy - 12.01.2013 at 16:19  
Rating: 5
Written by Guest on 12.01.2013 at 11:59

Written by Boxcar Willy on 22.01.2012 at 17:11

Not as good as Woods IV, but still an amazing album.

not like its my concern but dude why rate 9 and in your review 7.5? I'm not even reading the review.
On the album, its the only woods album am yet to spin. I have only listened to distractions of living alone and as always the lyrics and vocals rule, but the instruments just average. Good thing the vocals are very fore front

To be honest if probably give it a 5 now. It's just not a good album. There's four tracks that are worthwhile here. The rest are just bleh.
Ag Fox - 12.01.2013 at 20:17  
Rating: 9 9 dropped to 5? that's a bit extreme.

this is one of the first albums that introduced me to black metal, so I always have a soft spot for it (=
Grimskallen - 09.08.2014 at 09:50  
Rating: 7 It's got some decent black metal with some melodic touch going for it, but the quality of the tracks are just too uneven, and we're left with tracks that are inferior to others, to the point where they feel like fillers.

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