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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

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Additional info
Release dates:

Europe: March 29
US: April 6

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

Line-Up on the CD:
Vocals: Mikko Kotamäki
Guitars: Janne Perttilä
Guitars: Sami Yli-Sirniö
Bass: Olli-Pekka "Oppu" Laine
Drums: Baron Tarwonen
Keyboards: Kasper Mårtenson

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 (21)

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Array - 14.03.2010 at 21:20  
Rating: 9 Waiting and hoping a killer disk
BaneConall - 21.03.2010 at 02:33  
Rating: 8 Sounds pretty good so far. I'm listening to it right now.
Grimskallen - 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!
Array - 24.03.2010 at 21:20  
Rating: 9 Available for listening 24. - 30. March => http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/barren_earth/curse_of_the_red_river/
Array - 24.03.2010 at 21:48  
Rating: 9 Beautiful it is.
Arhippigo - 27.03.2010 at 06:39  
  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.
theregnar - 29.03.2010 at 17:17  
Rating: 8 A really good record imo. 9 from me
BaneConall - 29.03.2010 at 19:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Grimskallen 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
Chris Steele - 01.04.2010 at 02:08  
Rating: 9 Uhm.. Perfect?
TheIncognitoGuy - 01.04.2010 at 02:15  
  Pretty decent release. I think i need to give it a few more listens to judge this album properly.
moonsorrow1992 - 01.04.2010 at 09:15  
Rating: 10
Written by Chris Steele on 01.04.2010 at 02:08

Uhm.. Perfect?


It is Perfect!
Chris Steele - 01.04.2010 at 21:45  
Rating: 9
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
Czerny Reiter - 02.04.2010 at 05:32  
Rating: 8 Rock solid album, but falls a bit flat on it's second half, I think.
shisha - 05.04.2010 at 12:25  
Rating: 10 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!
Nubeta - 20.04.2010 at 06:47  
Rating: 9 This was a great album... Very metal....:banger2:
Nubeta - 21.04.2010 at 05:52  
Rating: 9 Great Album...The Curse of The Red River is my favorite one....
H-metal - 29.04.2010 at 20:32  
Rating: 6 Sounds so much like Amorphis at times... Don't care, nevertheless.
Ankh Amen - 03.06.2010 at 13:04  
 
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.
tea[m]ster - 04.06.2010 at 03:25  
Rating: 9 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!
Array - 09.08.2010 at 01:22  
Rating: 9
Written by shisha on 05.04.2010 at 12:25

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!


My thoughts also.
Mørket Keisar - 27.09.2010 at 18:18  
Rating: 8 Awe-fucken-some allbum ...holy shit !:banger:
John Shock - 07.02.2012 at 00:54  
  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! ...
Therapy? - 06.07.2012 at 15:25  
Rating: 9 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!
Cunt_Destructor - 11.06.2013 at 19:57  
Rating: 10 Magnificent Album!!! I was really gladly surprised having listened to it!!!

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