Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird


8.2 | 560 votes |
Release date: 1 February 2012
Style: Melodic death metal, Melodic doom metal

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01. Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
02. This Cut Is The Deepest
03. Hate, Lead The Way
04. Cathedral Walls [feat. Anette Olzon]
05. Hearts Wide Shut
06. Silent Towers
07. Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)
08. Of Death And Corruption
09. April 14th
10. Night Will Forgive Us

Staff review by
D.T. Metal
Rating:
8.2
What attracted me to Swallow The Sun in the first place? Hard to say, but it was definitely their take on combining elements of doom and melodic death metal and putting their own spin on the outcome. And while not originators of this not easily defined genre, Swallow The Sun stayed somewhat true to their basic formula over the years.

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published 01.08.2012 | Comments (28)

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04.02.2012 - 01:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by woodsmoke666 on 03.02.2012 at 20:05


Still getting into this new album so I'll hold off on a rating for now.


Still getting into it?

It's not a hard album to get into StS have never been a hard band to get into. One listen has always been enough.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.02.2012 - 03:04
Rating: 9
Brad-Sabbath
Listening to it atm, Awesome ablum!
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04.02.2012 - 08:55
Rating: 8
serega25
Written by Brad-Sabbath on 04.02.2012 at 03:04

Listening to it atm, Awesome ablum!

Ablum - ahahha
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04.02.2012 - 11:03
woodsmoke666
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.02.2012 at 01:59

Written by woodsmoke666 on 03.02.2012 at 20:05


Still getting into this new album so I'll hold off on a rating for now.


Still getting into it?

It's not a hard album to get into StS have never been a hard band to get into. One listen has always been enough.


Haha Marcel you have issues! I like to give it a few spins before giving an opinion and rating
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04.02.2012 - 12:29
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
This is definitely better than New Moon.
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04.02.2012 - 22:06
Rating: 9
garmling
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 19:11

Written by garmling on 01.02.2012 at 12:48

it is doomish album, but with lots of twists (black metal parts, death metal parts, ulver/empyrium like parts etc), so you can't really predict what's next throughout any of songs...this is one intricate piece of art which I truly enjoy!


Yea it's a great and rich album, though I don't enjoy that much the most accessible tunes like "Cathedral Walls" and "Silent Towers". The opener and "Hate, Lead The Way" are among the best StS' songs!


"Hate, Lead The Way" is a killer! simply amazing!!! other highlights for me are the title song, "Labyrinth of London" and "April 14th", though all the song are equally interesting, even those softer ones... definitely the best album of 2012 for me so far!
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04.02.2012 - 23:36
Rating: 10
AXA
What a Grave album .... super album amazing play Instruments ....
Greatful lyric and tunes
every singel song is very special song ...
all this album is my favorite album of all time -my favorite song is emerald forest And the blackbird
" with the funeral Elements
" i really enjoy it alot
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05.02.2012 - 12:50
Rating: 9
Brad-Sabbath
Written by serega25 on 04.02.2012 at 08:55

Written by Brad-Sabbath on 04.02.2012 at 03:04

Listening to it atm, Awesome ablum!

Ablum - ahahha



Doh! Damn typo ... album!
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05.02.2012 - 13:46
Rating: 8
serega25
Written by Brad-Sabbath on 05.02.2012 at 12:50

Written by serega25 on 04.02.2012 at 08:55

Written by Brad-Sabbath on 04.02.2012 at 03:04

Listening to it atm, Awesome ablum!

Ablum - ahahha



Doh! Damn typo ... album!

In russian ablum means epic fail...:lol:;D
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05.02.2012 - 19:54
Kenos
Account deleted
Listened to it again, and I must say it got better... Maybe it's the StS album I like the most. Very inspired, very mature, sometimes complex yet accessible... I'm surprised.
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06.02.2012 - 07:29
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Guest on 05.02.2012 at 19:54

Listened to it again, and I must say it got better... Maybe it's the StS album I like the most. Very inspired, very mature, sometimes complex yet accessible... I'm surprised.


I donno man, I think its leagues behind their debut. From the very first note of The Morning Never Came I knew I was in for something special. This one has moments where its good, some where its great. However, there are so many songs that meander and never really achieve anything, or ones that just straight up suck (Cathedral Walls...garbage). Might require a few more listens. I definitely did enjoy it more on the second go around, because I knew what to expect and didn't have the outrageous expectations I did upon the first listen.
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06.02.2012 - 17:02
RajaKafir
Perfect albums for early years \m/ the female voice in the first track really make me fell drowned in sadness..... great atmosphere.. i've not listened all the song yet.. but StS never make me dissapointed..
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06.02.2012 - 20:32
Rating: 10
Traci Guns
Great Album . \m/
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09.02.2012 - 03:08
Paz
News Man
Quite overrated album. I also think that TMNC is their best achievement to date.
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09.02.2012 - 04:53
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Paz on 09.02.2012 at 03:08

Quite overrated album. I also think that TMNC is their best achievement to date.


true, strange how this band has only gone downhill ever since.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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11.02.2012 - 05:40
Rating: 9
meadow
@Marcel Hubregtse downhill? all their albums have been great..even this one is still quite solid
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13.02.2012 - 14:04
Rating: 10
Rawand
this album donot need to any talk
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13.02.2012 - 20:10
Rating: 10
HaaskAksaaH
No talk just my rating after dozendz of listening to this masterpiece :
Emerald : 4
Deepest : 5 \m/
Hate : 5 \m/
Cathedral : 5
Heart : 4
Towers : 5
Labyrinth : 5 \m/
Of Death : 2!
April : 5 \m/
Night : 5 \m/
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4.5 / 5 but 10/10
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17.02.2012 - 13:10
Rating: 10
BehzadSh
It was hard to vote 9 or 10, but "Emerald Forrest and the Blackbird" and last 4 track was awesome! specially "Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)" and "April 14th" has a fantastic doom atmosphere, what I expect from Swallow the Sun.

And also the last track lyrics was wonderful!

really great album
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24.02.2012 - 09:45
Rating: 8
advent
Very powerful album, combining a lot of genres together without losing focus on their doomish style , but i can't call it an original album and that is their weakness beside the good but ordinary songwriting. A solid 8 for me.
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25.02.2012 - 15:06
Rating: 7
elseif
Can't get enough of "Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)"
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29.02.2012 - 06:19
Rating: 6
MeloDeathViking
Really disappointed with this album, no other way to say it.
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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29.02.2012 - 18:26
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Heard the first few tracks, Njoyed it more than i should. Thats not a bad sign.
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01.03.2012 - 20:39
Rating: 8
Pelagial
Great album
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02.03.2012 - 12:42
Rating: 9
Vonpire
Best of 2012 so far and deserved. Great album.

Of course there are people who don't get a s*** about music, but we all know that already...
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02.03.2012 - 12:46
Slayer666
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.02.2012 at 01:57

people like fucking shit.


I'm pretty sure no one on this site likes putting their dicks in feces, Marcel.
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02.03.2012 - 15:42
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Slayer666 on 02.03.2012 at 12:46

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.02.2012 at 01:57

people like fucking shit.

I'm pretty sure no one on this site likes putting their dicks in feces, Marcel.


But if they did... they would say that it's far more enjoyable than this album.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.03.2012 - 16:03
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.03.2012 at 15:42

But if they did... they would say that it's far more enjoyable than this album.


Are you just trying to be Marcel-like
I found it better than I expected after the first listen
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
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02.03.2012 - 16:10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 02.03.2012 at 16:03

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.03.2012 at 15:42

But if they did... they would say that it's far more enjoyable than this album.


Are you just trying to be Marcel-like
I found it better than I expected after the first listen


Nah, not really... I was bored and I just had to answer
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.03.2012 - 16:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 02.03.2012 at 16:03

Written by Mr. Doctor on 02.03.2012 at 15:42

But if they did... they would say that it's far more enjoyable than this album.


Are you just trying to be Marcel-like
I found it better than I expected after the first listen


Mr. Doctor is actually called Mr.Doctor.exe
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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