Warning - Watching From A Distance


8.8 | 192 votes |
Release date: 2007
Style: Epic doom metal

Owners:

184 have it
36 want it
1 trades it


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

Top 20 albums of 2007: 7

Line-up
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
Lucas
Rating:
9.5
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.

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published 27.07.2008 | Comments (78)

24.04.2010
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
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest 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
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20.12.2017 - 02:19
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I still prefer the Pallbearer version of this album.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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22.12.2017 - 01:37
VIG
Account deleted
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.
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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.
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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.
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28.06.2019 - 15:28
Rating: 10
Monolithic
♠♠♠
This album can shatter you, pick you up, then shatter you into pieces again, and you'll love it.
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28.06.2019 - 18:06
Rating: 9
Metren
Dungeon Master
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.
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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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17.12.2019 - 23:21
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.04.2014 at 13:54
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This listen is for you Grumpy Old Fuck. See you on the other side
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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18.12.2019 - 01:16
Rating: 9
Metren
Dungeon Master
May Marcel watch us all from a distance from now on. Will also be listening to this masterpiece in remembrance of him. R.I.P. He was a true classic no-nonsense metalhead.
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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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18.12.2019 - 01:25
Rating: 10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.04.2014 at 13:54
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Just like your favorite song from this album. You made footprints on my life. Thank you, dear friend.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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18.12.2019 - 01:39
Rating: 9
Maco
Carnivore
The man was a guide for me. All the knowledge I gathered over the years was because he showed me the way with his lists and recommendations.

So long Marcel.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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18.12.2019 - 03:22
Rating: 10
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Currently drinking a lot of beer trying to wrap my head around all of this. He pushed doom on me from my time being bumped to elite in '07 ... too boring. This album, his fave of the decade, was the one that connected with me. since that day, a decade ago, when we lived in the US, random packages would just show up laden with doom albums and t-shirts. after I moved to South America, it was all digital (and I bought any album I loved). Continued to as recently as a month ago.

Blast this, weep, cry, or whatever. When it's over, turn the page to some great 80s thrash (or Mercyful Fate), grab a beer or Scotch to remember and celebrate the laughs. I'm pretty sure the golden-hearted crusty bastard would prefer it that way.
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get the fuck off my lawn.

Beer Bug Virus Spotify Playlist crafted by Nikarg and I. Feel free to tune in and add some pertinent metal tunes!
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18.12.2019 - 06:45
Rating: 10
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Don't know what to say, just read what happened, and I cannot believe it, and somehow I knew there would be some comments specifically on this album, it was pretty special for Marcel.

Even if I never met him in person, I learnt lots about music thanks to him, Shit, I'm sure that I got my taste for Doom because all of his recommendations and carefully written reviews and lists, dunno, I just knew that whatever album he praised, it was something worth listening.

Damn, that man had a terrific taste for great bands, and was a fun lad.

I now regret not posting as often as many years ago.

Rest in power, good Marcel, you'll be remembered.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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18.12.2019 - 10:18
Rating: 9
Paź
ex-News Man
I'll also blast it today in honor of our MS legend
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18.12.2019 - 10:22
Rating: 8
Warman
Erotic Stains
Also listening to this one on my way to work today. Feels strange, I've never met the man but still feel like I know him. Been a member of MS since 2005, half of my life and Marcel/Ozman has always been there (criticizing my taste in music).
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18.12.2019 - 12:24
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
proofread free
This feels weird, MS without Marcel is a different place. He was honest and kind, he was ever welcoming even when he was grumpy. There are a lot of stories to tell about the man even though we never met.
Next time I'm in Roadburn I will think about you. RIP old man.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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18.12.2019 - 13:15
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
This will be forever his last message here.

RIP, big man.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.12.2019 at 06:46

Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.12.2019 at 06:27
Maybe the lineup changes helped bring about some newfound inspiration.

I can guarantee uou that certainly did. Especially one certain change
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