Woods Of Ypres - Woods IV: The Green Album


8.4 | 146 votes |
Release date: 13 November 2009
Style: Doom metal

Owners:

165 have it
20 want it


01. Shards Of Love (Hurt Forever)
02. Everything I Touch Turns To Gold (Then To Coal)
03. By The Time You Read This (I Will Already Be Dead)
04. I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery
05. Into Exile: "Can You Get Here In 10 Days?"
06. Pining (For You)
07. Wet Leather
08. Suicide Cargoload (Drag That Weight)
09. 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 And The Hammer Reinvention
15. Our Union (In Limbo)
16. Move On! (The Woman Will Always Leave The Man)

Additional info
Written and produced by David Gold
Recorded at Stereo Soul Studio June & July 2009
Engineered and co-produced by Miguel Gauthier
Mastered at Silverbirch by Andy Krehm
Album originally released on independent label Practical Art Records.
Pressed in a single CD version and a limited 1000 copies 2CD pressing that features the Necramyth album "Slaughter Of The Seoul" which Woods of Ypres founder/creator David Gold preformed drums on.

Interlude (track 10) by Musk Ox, Cello by Raphael Weinroth-Browne,
Oboe by Angela Scleihauf (all produced by Musk Ox)

Re-released by Earache records in 2011 on CD and limited-edition double vinyl in the following colors/quantities:

100 limited editions in shards of love (Pink with white splatter)
200 limited editions in pain and piss (Yellow with red splatter)
300 limited editions in wood green
400 limited editions in black

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy
Rating:
9.8
I am going to miss David Gold immensely. He was an amazing musician, and I'm happy that with this album, his legacy will live on. This album is godly, the music is very compelling, and David writes the music straight from his soul. The lyrics are very depressing and very powerful, the drums and guitars kill what was left of your happy spirit and then cries after what it has done. This album is as close to a perfect 10 as I have ever heard.

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published 02.01.2012 | Comments (14)

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29.12.2011 - 06:20
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
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Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Godly album. 9.7 for me.
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27.02.2012 - 05:20
Rating: 4
Alex F

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Written by Boxcar Willy on 29.12.2011 at 06:20

Godly album. 9.7 for me.

But your review is a 9.8 *gasp*... inconsistency
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27.02.2012 - 05:31
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Written by Alex F on 27.02.2012 at 05:20

Written by Boxcar Willy on 29.12.2011 at 06:20

Godly album. 9.7 for me.

But your review is a 9.8 *gasp*... inconsistency

>.>
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28.02.2012 - 00:14
Rating: 8
Skøllgrim
Northern

Posts: 369


Just thought I'd share some information on the album, that fans might find cool.

Here is a snippet from an online interview
Full interview can be seen here: http://www.cackblabbath.co.uk/2011/02/07/woods-of-ypres-interview-with-david-ypres/

Woods 4 is "The Green Album", why green ?

"Many reasons. Here's four: Firstly, W4 was the first album to feature the Philadelphia brothers Evan Madden on drums and Shane Madden on bass, otherwise known from the metal act THE GREEN EVENING REQUIEM. Second, we were in a low and slow TYPE O NEGATIVE doom-like mood when creating this album, TYPE O, of whom the colour green was a constant trademark and who have obviously been a big influence on us. Third, we were green with efficiency, writing and recording a straightforward, stripped down album in a very short time. Lastly, her last name was Green, I was completely obsessed and this was the only album I knew how to make at the time. Any other title would not have been as true. Green is the heaviest word I know."

Also... check out the second time he sings the chorus in I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
First time:
"I was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, alone and unceremoniously"

Whereas the second time he put a quirky detail I would not have noticed hadn't it been for the booklet.
"When I was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, alone and un-Sarah-moniously"

Now.... We have a first name and a last name: Sarah Green
If you look into the lineup on Woods II, you'll see that she actually did session vocals.
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"Popbutikk med platt lyrikk
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28.02.2012 - 01:15
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

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really is it had been cut down to 40 minutes it woul have been okay and bearable but not it's one of the most albumms ever around leaning on discarded Paradius Lost riff and seond hand Katatonia mmelodies and thrird rate Type O Negative stuff
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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28.02.2012 - 01:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

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From: UK

Someone give Marcel a nudge, he's in broken record mode again ;]
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28.02.2012 - 01:36
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

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From: The Netherlands

Ooo it''s apparently hard for most people to face the thruth so come up with the ever recurring "boken recrd" phrases sight that what you get when you dare to be critical on a site.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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28.02.2012 - 01:42
!J.O.O.E.!
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From: UK

Well you seem to like recycled bands so I'm surprised you don't like this

I haven't heard this by the way. I might check it out at some point.
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28.02.2012 - 01:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.02.2012 at 01:42

Well you seem to like recycled bands so I'm surprised you don't like this

I haven't heard this by the way. I might check it out at some point.


this one recycles the BAD riffs and melodies whereas the bands I like lik recycle the good riffs and mellodiues and WoY isn;t really recycling it thgey re totally ripping it it off
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28.02.2012 - 01:53
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

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From: UK

Ah typical justifications based on taste Marcel. Not what I call being critical, more like the pot calling the kettle black. Clones and rip offs are the same regardless of genre or taste ;]
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28.02.2012 - 01:56
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.02.2012 at 01:53

Ah typical justifications based on taste Marcel. Not what I call being critical, more like the pot calling the kettle black. Clones and rip offs are the same regardless of genre or taste ;]


you really don't get io do you?

Ripping off discarded stuff the originals didn't want to use (as is the case here) is much worse than ripping off/copying the good stuff bands releasesd.

Sleep tight you who thinks that bringing a woman in to a derivative sludge band s voalicat and also as playing some instruments is being totally original
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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28.02.2012 - 02:06
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 28.02.2012 at 01:56


you really don't get io do you?

Ripping off discarded stuff the originals didn't want to use (as is the case here) is much worse than ripping off/copying the good stuff bands releasesd.

Sleep tight you who thinks that bringing a woman in to a derivative sludge band s voalicat and also as playing some instruments is being totally original

Nope, you can't rip-off what was never released, you can only emulate, which includes an element of creativity. You're just blind as usual thinking clones of band you like automatically make them good and popular stuff like this is instantly rubbish because you choose not to like it and throw silly personal justifications at it.

Good night, sleep tight thinking about stuff like Pilgrim who so desperately want to be a 20 year old doom band they're happy to rip-off the music and the image of any band that came before them.

Calling bands like SubRosa derivative is hilarious and hypocritical considering your taste in doom and death metal. By your own description you should love them seeing as you only like derivative music

Endlessly prattling on about bands you don't like who have a similar sound to other bands when your entire taste is based on old, derivative clones and wannabes is pure irony!
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28.02.2012 - 14:46
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

>.>

I might just go rag on the new 40 Watt Sun album.
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28.02.2012 - 19:45
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.02.2012 at 14:46

>.>

I might just go rag on the new 40 Watt Sun album.


Not out yet. No idea when it will be released. As far as I know they haven't even recorded anything for it yet.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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28.02.2012 - 21:13
Slayer666

Posts: 2466
From: Serbia

Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.02.2012 at 14:46

>.>

I might just go rag on the new 40 Watt Sun album.


In that case, I'll personally stalk and badmouth your every review and downvote every single album you like. Don't fuck with Pat Walker, man.
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28.02.2012 - 21:19
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Written by Slayer666 on 28.02.2012 at 21:13

Written by Boxcar Willy on 28.02.2012 at 14:46

>.>

I might just go rag on the new 40 Watt Sun album.


In that case, I'll personally stalk and badmouth your every review and downvote every single album you like. Don't fuck with Pat Walker, man.

Aww Its just an attack on Marcel, I don't hate the band, but he likes it so I want to crush him by saying its unoriginal and crappy
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03.09.2012 - 06:51
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.02.2012 at 01:42

I might check it out at some point.

Well now sonny...

Did ya?
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24.02.2013 - 19:55
Rating: 4
Alex F

Posts: 3039


I really hate Dave's cleans on this album as well as the lyrics, especially in the final track. My least favorite of the WoY catalogue
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24.02.2013 - 20:23
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

And my most favorite (which is not really surprising regarding Marcel's opinion )
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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23.12.2014 - 05:46
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave

Posts: 4285
From: Australia

I just love the song "I was buried in Mount Pleasant cemetery", it's amazing! The rest of the album wasn't anything to write home about, but not horrible.
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