Release date: October 2002
Style: Melodic black metal, Doom metal


8.2 | 61 votes


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01. Intro: The Shams Of Optimism
02. Crossing The 45th Parallel
03. The Sea Of Immeasurable Loss
04. A Meeting Place And Time
05. Awaiting The Inevitable

Lyrics (5)

David "Veillko" Gold - drums
Brian McManus - guitars, vocals
Aaron "Platinus" Palmer - bass, clean vocals

Additional info
Also known as Woods I

The first pressing of approximently 100 copies that are not numbered.
There is a second pressing that is exactly 100 copies that are handnumbered. There is also a slightly different layout.

Re-released in 2005 by David Gold's independent label: Krankenhaus Records (Remastered and remixed with new artwork) catalogue number: KHR004
Also released on tape by Night Birds Records limited to 300 handnumbered pieces.

Written, rehearsed and first performed during May, June and July, and recorded in August 2002, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Recorded at Spectre Sound, August 2002.
Re-mixed at Obsidian Sound, spring 2005.
Mastered at Silverbirch Productions.

Re-released on vinyl and cd on Earache Records July 28th 2014

Limited vinyls in following colours:

100 - 'Cold Winter' White Vinyl
200 - 'Immeasurable Loss' Clear Vinyl
300 - 'Summer Heat' Orange Vinyl
400 - Black Vinyl

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy

Woods Of Ypres is by far one of my favourite bands, regardless of their state, whether it be their black metal phase, or their melodic doom phase. I truly love all of their releases.

This album is the first of the iconic (and my favourite) band; the EP itself clocks in at just over 30 minutes with five tracks, which is quite long for an EP. However, for an ADHD-riddled teen like myself, it is the perfect length to keep me interested. Now for those who are familiar with new Woods, such as The Green album or Woods IV, you may be disappointed with this release, as it is in the area of black metal, and not the melodic doom most of you are probably used to hearing from Woods Of Ypres. Yes, it's certainly not Tr00 or Kvlt Black Metal, but with tremolo guitar and raspy vocals, it gets the job done.

published 08.03.2012 | Comments (24)

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Boxcar Willy - 05.03.2012 at 21:47  
Rating: 10 Simply Amazing.
ThunderAxe1989 - 28.10.2012 at 03:47  
  This is back when David was the drummer and not the vocalist. Personally I think this was the best release they ever put out! It's definately the most BM of all. I love the harsh vocals on this. Awesome release!
Skøllgrim - 09.08.2014 at 09:55  
Rating: 9 A shame the singer/guitarist on this specific album never did anything else with the band, or other bands for that sake.
Boxcar Willy - 09.08.2014 at 16:19  
Rating: 10 This album has endless replay value.

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