Warning - Watching From A Distance

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Release date: 2007
Style: Epic doom metal


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01. Watching From A Distance
02. Footprints
03. Bridges
04. Faces
05. Echoes

Top 20 albums of 2007: 4

Patrick Walker - vocals, guitars
Stuart Springthorpe - drums
Marcus Hatfield - bass

Additional info
Produced by Warning and Michael Hahn.

Also released as two different limited editions: the "Die Hard" version and the "Right Hand Of Doom" version, limited to a 125 copies each.

The "Die Hard" version contains the "Watching From A Distance" CD and a bonus disc with the two demo's (Revelations Loom and Blessed By The Sabbath), as well as a patch and two postcards with the demo artwork.
The "Right Hand Of Doom" version contains all the aforementioned items as well as a sticker and a badge in the package which comes in a very nice wooden box with the Warning logo on it in gold.

Staff review by
Next time a newbie to (Traditional) Doom Metal asks me what the genre is about, my answer shall be confined to one mere word: Warning. As his or her face will doubtlessly bear a puzzled look, should I really answer in such fashion, my patient person shall have to repeat and explain that answer. And I will gladly do so, as everyone that has but the slightest interest in Warning is my friend.

published 27.07.2008 | Comments (78)

Warning's Watching From A Distance is a Traditional Doom metal album. Correction - Watching From A Distance is one of the best albums Traditional Doom has to offer. Five songs clocking in at nearly fifty minutes of emotionally draining, heartwrenching metal. Grey and bleak and with a devastating vocal performance to boot - a must-check.

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09.12.2017 - 02:53
Au Pays Natal
Written by VIG on 09.12.2017 at 02:07

Also, what were the 7 songs?

Alcest - Ecailles De Lune Part 2
Rosetta - Lift Part 3
Isis - Garden Of Light
Enshine - Cinders
Everything In Slow Motion - You Are
Rush - Middletown Dreams
Agalloch - Falling Snow
20.12.2017 - 02:19
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I still prefer the Pallbearer version of this album.
Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 22:27

I never will change I will die as I am
22.12.2017 - 01:37
Nah^. I will never understand why so many people prefer Pallbearer and why they have so much fans. They are pretty good, but for me not near the level of Warning and even 40 Watt Sun.
13.01.2019 - 18:04
Rating: 9
Maasai Mara
Anyone who recommends this album to you loathes you and you should delete the sad fucks number from your phone and block him across all social media. This is crushing, melancholic and makes you sad for no reason at all. This album would be a fitting listen on your deathbed as you reminiscence your life struggles and successes. If you are a young and energetic lad skip this album and have fun, and do stupid shit once in a while.
You are not metal enough until you visit Kenya. The cradle of mankind, where man learnt first to work with stones and first enjoyed the sounds produced by banging stones which later influenced metal in all its sounds and genres.
28.06.2019 - 15:28
Rating: 10
This album can shatter you, pick you up, then shatter you into pieces again, and you'll love it.
28.06.2019 - 18:06
Rating: 9
Donkey Hotte
Written by Monolithic on 28.06.2019 at 15:28

This album can shatter you, pick you up, then shatter you into pieces again, and you'll love it.

It's strange I am sure, but while I love this album and recognize it as one of the all-time great masterpieces of songwriting and performance, it makes me feel absolutely nothing. I've never once gotten misty-eyed listening to it, not even with "Footprints". I wonder just how much more I'd like this (and other albums in the genre) if doom was a genre that made me feel something other than just admiration for the craft.
I am not nor have I ever been a musician or a member of a one-man band, especially a band that has a name that starts with "D".

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