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Release date: 25 February 2011
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Rating:

8.6 | 141 votes

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01. Torn Beyond Reason
02. Darker Days
03. An Unbroken Moment
04. The Inevitable End
05. November
06. Somehow...

Top 20 albums of 2011: 9

Review
Lyrics (6)


Line-up
Tim "Sorrow" Yatras - vocals, drums
D. - guitar, bass

Additional musicians:
"Lord" Tim Grose - keyboards


Additional info
Atmospheric black metal
Australia
Northern Silence Productions (vinyl and CD, Digipak edition limited to 999 copies)

Line-up on the CD:
Tim "Sorrow" Yatras - vocals, drums
D. - guitars, bass

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
9.5
The depressive duo of Tim "Sorrow" Yatras and the man known only as "D" are back with yet another chilling display of a statuesque journey through melancholia, venturing only so far from the true path of solitude with Woods Of Desolation in order to entice the audience enough to gain a mutual understanding of nature's purest form of torment.

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published 19.06.2011 | Comments (68)

Staff pick by
Mr. Doctor

28.06.2011 The Australian duo have put all their blackened hearts into the task of unleashing one impressive beast of an album this year.

Woods Of Desolation will tear your soul apart. Not with the grim coldness of winter or the sheer power of nostalgia... But with one strange, warm and infectious feeling of ecstasy. Who would have thought that our Mother Earth could be so imposing and gentle at the same time...

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InnerSelf - 04.03.2011 at 23:17  
Rating: 8 I am really impressed after the first listen , I like how the riffs flow towards each other and I really enjoy the Agalloch-inspired cleans

Edit : By cleans I mean the vocals
soullessmate - 11.03.2011 at 18:54  
  Great stuff, atmospheric black metal done perfectly.
lolkek - 22.03.2011 at 19:31  
  Very good album.
JēkabsFiļi - 07.04.2011 at 15:53  
Rating: 10 Best album of the year so far. I was really upset when Austere broke up. WoD new album is like perfect remedy. Track November is a masterpiece just because it is still atmospheric black metal but it seems to be anti-suicidal one.
Kenos - 29.04.2011 at 23:10  
  Fuck, this is gorgeous!! Reminds me a bit of Alcest concerning the melodies (indeed very dreamy), and those screaming vocals simply tear my heart (beyond reason of course).
Troy Killjoy - 30.04.2011 at 01:20  
 
Written by Guest on 29.04.2011 at 23:10

Fuck, this is gorgeous!! Reminds me a bit of Alcest concerning the melodies (indeed very dreamy), and those screaming vocals simply tear my heart (beyond reason of course).

Ya this is an excellent mix of atmo-black and shoegaze, but it isn't as "dreaming of a mystical world" as Alcest (and I don't mean that as an attack on Neige).
Mr. Doctor - 05.06.2011 at 01:35  
Rating: 8 Pleasently surprised by this. Had really low expectations since I didn't know anything of this band or its members. I guess I've been under a rock for a while... It's a very special kind of beauty, far from being of the likes of Alcest. I can'ät fully describe the beauty of this atmosphere specially in songs like "Somehow...". Amazing vocals as well...
Daydream Nation - 12.06.2011 at 17:33  
  Pretty solid, but not mindblowing to me. The atmosphere is indeed beautiful, however.
Fat & Sassy! - 24.06.2011 at 22:59  
Rating: 9 PRETTY.
FUCKIN'.
SWEET.
Chobo_jokeR - 27.06.2011 at 08:39  
Rating: 9 "For those that were hoping WoD would now be viewed as an "Austere continuation", you may be disappointed to know that should there ever be another WoD album made, Tim/Sorrow will most likely not be involved. The only confirmed part of the line-up will continue to be D. - guitars/bass, time will tell who takes the other positions on the next release, if in fact there is another one." From their facebook page.

Fuck sakes, thats some shitty news.
R'Vannith - 22.08.2011 at 13:37  
Rating: 9 Can't stand most black metal at the best of times... yet why is this so irresistible?
Destructo - 27.08.2011 at 10:40  
Rating: 8 Throw Alcest and Drudkh into the mix and this is what will emerge. Slightly repetitive, but definitely a good album.
Jeebneus - 26.09.2011 at 18:17  
Rating: 9 Why is this not in the TOP OF 2011? 54 votes, so I guess that's enough, no? 8.5, so I guess that's more than enough, no?

Not that I really care, though. Just curious. Once it's up there, it'll gain attention and probably get knocked down by the "1"-rating "people".
InnerSelf - 27.09.2011 at 00:14  
Rating: 8
Written by Jeebneus on 26.09.2011 at 18:17

Why is this not in the TOP OF 2011? 54 votes, so I guess that's enough, no? 8.5, so I guess that's more than enough, no?

Not that I really care, though. Just curious. Once it's up there, it'll gain attention and probably get knocked down by the "1"-rating "people".


You've got to get used to this , the Top of lists no longer have my interest
Frost Beast - 08.10.2011 at 14:49  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 04.03.2011 at 23:17

I am really impressed after the first listen , I like how the riffs flow towards each other and I really enjoy the Agalloch-inspired cleans

Edit : By cleans I mean the vocals

Agalloch-inspired cleans you say? If so, then I MUST listen to this as soon as possible!
InnerSelf - 08.10.2011 at 22:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 08.10.2011 at 14:49

Written by InnerSelf on 04.03.2011 at 23:17

I am really impressed after the first listen , I like how the riffs flow towards each other and I really enjoy the Agalloch-inspired cleans

Edit : By cleans I mean the vocals

Agalloch-inspired cleans you say? If so, then I MUST listen to this as soon as possible!


Yeah you must it is somehow a mixture between Alcest and Agalloch
Frost Beast - 12.10.2011 at 00:24  
  Simply one of the best black metal albums I ever heard. The atmosphere is very crushing, and that's how I like my BM!
Jeebneus - 14.10.2011 at 15:11  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 27.09.2011 at 00:14

Written by Jeebneus on 26.09.2011 at 18:17

Why is this not in the TOP OF 2011? 54 votes, so I guess that's enough, no? 8.5, so I guess that's more than enough, no?

Not that I really care, though. Just curious. Once it's up there, it'll gain attention and probably get knocked down by the "1"-rating "people".


You've got to get used to this , the Top of lists no longer have my interest


True.
I just always figured it went automatic. But I guess some staff member must notice before it goes in the list then. But yeah, whatever.

I'm on my 10th or so listen now, and it just keeps on getting more and more beautiful.
Troy Killjoy - 14.10.2011 at 19:25  
 
Written by Jeebneus on 14.10.2011 at 15:11
I'm on my 10th or so listen now, and it just keeps on getting more and more beautiful.

Glad to hear you like it as much as you do, but for the record, invisible bands don't appear on the charts.
Marcel Hubregtse - 14.10.2011 at 23:26  
Rating: 6 Decent, that's it.
Slinky666 - 12.12.2011 at 04:25  
  I am really pleased to announce that this music literally paints woods of desolation spaces and vocals sound like one is torn beyond reason. This music is true.
Yugosaki - 27.01.2012 at 17:08  
Rating: 10 Excellent album
Reaper_Redeamer - 09.02.2012 at 23:10  
Rating: 10 Very inspired! I really enjoyed this and although it's their first effort i dare to vote them for 10.. They deserve it!
Boxcar Willy - 10.02.2012 at 05:40  
Rating: 9
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 24.06.2011 at 22:59

PRETTY.
FUCKIN'.
SWEET.

PFS

New term mowfow.
Alex Fenger - 22.02.2012 at 03:24  
Rating: 9 Fuck, just got this album yesterday and have been playing it nonstop since.... it's just so incredibly wonderful. Shame i didn't know about these guys til recently
Draugen - 09.03.2012 at 15:23  
Rating: 9 I found this album to be a real solid piece of work. I like the depressive side of it while still not being completely without melody. The only flaws that I could find were that some of the tracks felt slightly too repetitive and that the clean vocals were too "buried" in the mix.

The minor issues aside, Torn Beyond Reason is a really good album that I will most ceratainly continue to lose myself into.
Timmeh - 06.07.2012 at 14:01  
Rating: 9 Guess who just got one of the last limited edition digipacks, plus managed to sweet talk Yatras into signing it. You bitches jelly?
MechanisT - 03.02.2014 at 15:46  
  Considerably overrated. Did very little for me.
Erik M. - 05.04.2014 at 22:30  
Rating: 8 Great stuff, but it doesn't really stand out in the genre. In other words: I'm not getting the hype around this album.
Rsrdaman - 22.06.2014 at 10:36  
Rating: 9 Came across this band by complete accident. Very pleasant surprise. Great and unique sounding black metal, love it.
Himedal - 18.07.2014 at 00:23  
Rating: 10 Very similar to the works of the band Austere.

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