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Release date: 4 November 2009
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal


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01. These Woods Breathe Evil
02. Falling World
03. Sleepless Swans
04. And Heavens Cried Blood
05. Lights On The Lake (Horror Pt. III)
06. New Moon
07. Servant Of Sorrow
08. Weight Of The Dead

Top 20 albums of 2009: 13

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04 Nov: Finland
09 Nov: UK
10 Nov: N. America

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If three words were to describe one of my favorite bands from Finland then this specific act has done it before in a far better way, it's all about "Gloom, Beauty And Despair". I'm referring to Swallow The Sun and I never thought they would ever surpass themselves after The Morning Never Came, well, to tell the truth I liked their course so far, yet I've always concidered their debut album to be their most expressive work. And then came New Moon, no, I don't think it's better than their first work in terms of atmosphere, but it justifies its existence as their most important work since then, bringing the band in the game once again, stronger and more mature.

published 17.10.2010 | Comments (6)

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Uirapuru - 06.01.2010 at 02:57  
  Dare to say. Best Swallow The Sun album imo.

The production is perfect, and the vocals better than ever.

Im not a huge fan of their discography, only a couple of good songs for album. This is the best to me
lord artan - 01.02.2010 at 11:29  
Rating: 10 Best album...and i love forever swallow the sun...
METAL! - 15.02.2010 at 02:43  
Rating: 9 Best STS album recorded thus far.
tea[m]ster - 03.04.2010 at 22:52  
Rating: 8 I am not a big doom metal fan but this album has just enough progressive and melodic moments to keep me interested.... 8/10
wh1te603 - 19.04.2010 at 05:26  
Rating: 9 This album really just hit me, very beautiful and epic, each song is like an awesome story.
Aleister Kinski - 16.08.2010 at 10:12  
  Title of the album scared me, lol. Its a great album but i wouldnt say its better than TMNC or GOL.
lord artan - 19.09.2010 at 22:20  
Rating: 10 I do not know whether this beautiful group could make an album?
Lights On The Lake...This song is undoubtedly a masterpiece this album
The group will not ever forget
Pankar95 - 10.05.2011 at 10:28  
Rating: 9 I wouldnt say thasts their best, but the albums that rly deserve that position imo are this and their 2nd, although they are all almost equally good.
danmc - 15.06.2012 at 02:28  
lamboy - 20.06.2012 at 12:26  
Rating: 10 Swalllow the sun more than a doom/death metal band
Dentura - 11.07.2012 at 06:19  
Rating: 8 I love this album, it's fantastic, though I actually like their new album a tad bit more. That's just me though.
serega25 - 01.07.2013 at 01:05  
Rating: 10 Cold apocalyptic darkness delivers us this amazing album...
Farukay - 22.08.2013 at 16:49  
Rating: 10 Best STS album, i love it!
MetalDoomMaster - 03.03.2014 at 07:39  
Rating: 9 There is no way the lyrics to These Woods Breath Evil is not a reference to Twin Peaks.

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