Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River


8.3 | 288 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2010
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

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01. The Curse Of The Red River
02. Our Twilight
03. Forlorn Waves
04. Flicker
05. The Leer
06. The Ritual Of Dawn
07. Ere All Perish
08. Cold Earth Chamber
09. Deserted Morrows

The Best Debut Album Of 2010

Line-up
Mikko Kotamäki - vocals
Kasper Mårtenson - keyboards, backing vocals
Sami Yli-Sirniö - guitars, backing vocals
Janne Perttilä - guitars, backing vocals
Marko Tarvonen - drums, backing vocals
Olli-Pekka Laine - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Erno Haukkala - flute

Additional info
Release dates:

Europe: March 29
US: April 6

Progressive Death Metal
Label: Peaceville Music
Finland: 2009
Length: 54:23

Produced by Jukka Varmo and Barren Earth.

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
8.0
As I already told you in my review of the "promotional" EP of Barren Earth, I was sure that this band could become famous, but obviously we all needed a confirmation through the release of an official first album. This is now done and I can finally tell you my humble opinion about The Curse Of The Red River, the first release of the Finnish combo. This album is really good and even if the band still need to improve on some points, I found some really good things in the release and Barren Earth will have to be considered as a great newcomers. No need any more suspense, let's just talk about music now and you'll understand why I'm so enthusiastic!

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published 27.03.2010 | Comments (20)

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21.03.2010 - 02:33
Rating: 8
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
Sounds pretty good so far. I'm listening to it right now.
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24.03.2010 - 09:19
Skøllgrim
Northern
Written by BaneConall on 21.03.2010 at 02:33

Sounds pretty good so far. I'm listening to it right now.

Listening to it before its released? Yargh you pirate!
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"Popbutikk med platt lyrikk
Skit vil ingen hava"
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27.03.2010 - 06:39
Arhippigo
Color me surprised. I was all prepared to give a scathing review on how it was just a terrible Opeth clone. On the contrary, it's actually quite good. Vocals are a little weak, but that's about all.
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29.03.2010 - 17:17
Rating: 8
theregnar
A really good record imo. 9 from me
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29.03.2010 - 19:32
Rating: 8
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
Written by Skøllgrim on 24.03.2010 at 09:19

Written by BaneConall on 21.03.2010 at 02:33

Sounds pretty good so far. I'm listening to it right now.

Listening to it before its released? Yargh you pirate!


Haha I like to try before I buy
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01.04.2010 - 02:08
Rating: 9
Chris Steele
Uhm.. Perfect?
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01.04.2010 - 02:15
TheIncognitoGuy
Pretty decent release. I think i need to give it a few more listens to judge this album properly.
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01.04.2010 - 09:15
Rating: 10
moonsorrow1992
Written by Chris Steele on 01.04.2010 at 02:08

Uhm.. Perfect?


It is Perfect!
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01.04.2010 - 21:45
Rating: 9
Chris Steele
Written by moonsorrow1992 on 01.04.2010 at 09:15

Written by Chris Steele on 01.04.2010 at 02:08

Uhm.. Perfect?


It is Perfect!


I think it is one of the greatest finnish metal releases ever:P
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02.04.2010 - 05:32
Rating: 8
Czerny Reiter
Rock solid album, but falls a bit flat on it's second half, I think.
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05.04.2010 - 12:25
Rating: 10
shisha
Yeah, Elegy is alive again! Where the fuck it was for 14 years!
Yes, you can feel its influences, but it is still beautifull, genuine and so natural! Ive missed that music so much.
Rise of the metal! Along with new The Foreshadowing!
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20.04.2010 - 06:47
Rating: 9
Nubeta
This was a great album... Very metal....:banger2:
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21.04.2010 - 05:52
Rating: 9
Nubeta
Great Album...The Curse of The Red River is my favorite one....
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29.04.2010 - 20:32
Rating: 6
H-metal
Sounds so much like Amorphis at times... Don't care, nevertheless.
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I listen to metal before you were even born...
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03.06.2010 - 13:04
Ankh Amen
Account deleted
Written by H-metal on 29.04.2010 at 20:32

Sounds so much like Amorphis at times... Don't care, nevertheless.


Why not? There are not so much bands sounding like Amorphis I like it.
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04.06.2010 - 03:25
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
What a debut! Arguably the best frosh release from a metal band ever! The production is so dam good and each song has its own trademark. Not one bad song on the whole album. I am looking for great things from this band!
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27.09.2010 - 18:18
Rating: 8
Mrdissection
Awe-fucken-some allbum ...holy shit !:banger:
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07.02.2012 - 00:54
John Shock
Looks like Opeth on this album...i don't know, but is what it reminds to me...good memories tough...

BTW, i love the album! ...
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06.07.2012 - 15:25
Rating: 9
Therapy?
I don't recall how I got to this band (prolly looked somewhere at "similar artists" to a band I like) but I can really hear the Amorphis and Opeth influences here. I don't mind it at all though. It's beautiful music! Can't get enough of this genre!
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11.06.2013 - 19:57
Rating: 10
Cunt_Destructor
Magnificent Album!!! I was really gladly surprised having listened to it!!!
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