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Release date: 15 February 2012

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01. Lightning & Snow
02. Death Is Not An Exit
03. Keeper Of The Ledger
04. Traveling Alone
05. Adora Vivos
06. Silver
07. Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)
08. Modern Life Architecture
09. Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)
10. Finality
11. Alternate Ending

Top 20 albums of 2012: 8

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
David "Veillko" Gold - vocals, rhythm guitar, drums
Joel Violette - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass & piano

Guest musicians
Raphael Weinroth-Browne - cello
Angela Schleihauf - Oboe


Additional info
This album was first released as a free promo on the web on December 23. by earache records when they learned about the death of founding member David Gold. The promo contains 192 kbps mp3's, the lyrics and the promo artwork which does not have the band's original band logo on it.
It also has a different track order, and it does not contain the song "Keeper Of The Ledger" also the Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye) is seperated into Part I and Part II.

Recorded by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios in Ontario, Canada.

Mixed by John Fryer at Bordello Recording Rooms, Oslo
Shannon O'Shea, SOS Management

Artwork by David D' Andrea

Released on Earache Records.
Released on CD, Vinyl and digital download.

Limited vinyl numbers
Silver - 100 copies only
Blue - 200 Copies only
Snow & Lightning (White/Yellow) 300 Copies only
Black - 400 Copies only

Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
N/A
Wow, what a difficult review to write. On one hand, you want to reject any inclination to get caught up in posthumous worship that seems to happen to any deceased artist, on the other, it's hard to claim that the knowledge that you're playing that artists last message to the world doesn't add certain power. Listened to in context with David Gold's death, Woods 5 comes across as the most depressing album to drop in years. However, taken at face value, it's pretty decent. Nothing amazing, but well worth the listen.

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published 07.02.2012 | Comments (22)

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Boxcar Willy - 20.03.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.03.2012 at 03:57

Written by NeverAgain on 13.03.2012 at 03:47

and strangely prophetic lyrics. "Death is not an Exit", "Silver", "Adora Vivos", "Finality", "Travelling Alone"... just, wow! Damn onions... I'm getting all teary.


And you people really think David Gold didn't end his own life?

He was actually hit by a car in a snow storm while walking down highway 400 in Barrie.

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3415707
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.03.2012 at 22:02  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.03.2012 at 21:23


He was actually hit by a car in a snow storm while walking down highway 400 in Barrie.

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3415707


Walking down a highway seems suicidal to me.
Boxcar Willy - 21.03.2012 at 01:39  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.03.2012 at 22:02

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.03.2012 at 21:23


He was actually hit by a car in a snow storm while walking down highway 400 in Barrie.

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3415707


Walking down a highway seems suicidal to me.

Actually most "highways" are two lanes, I walk on highway "509" all the time.
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.03.2012 at 01:45  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 21.03.2012 at 01:39


Actually most "highways" are two lanes, I walk on highway "509" all the time.


Sorry, but is it even allowed to walk ON highways inCanada? Here in The Netherlands you get arrested for it and fined.
Boxcar Willy - 21.03.2012 at 01:47  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.03.2012 at 01:45

Written by Boxcar Willy on 21.03.2012 at 01:39


Actually most "highways" are two lanes, I walk on highway "509" all the time.


Sorry, but is it even allowed to walk ON highways inCanada? Here in The Netherlands you get arrested for it and fined.

Highways can be lots of things, usually it's illegal if its like a four lane.

I ride my dirtbike in the ditches and crossover the "highway" beside my house.
BaneConall - 26.03.2012 at 23:27  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.03.2012 at 01:45

Written by Boxcar Willy on 21.03.2012 at 01:39


Actually most "highways" are two lanes, I walk on highway "509" all the time.


Sorry, but is it even allowed to walk ON highways inCanada? Here in The Netherlands you get arrested for it and fined.


It is illegal to walk on highways in Canada including the highway that he was walking on. He definitely shouldn't have been walking there. I don't really understand why he would walk there since there are roads on either side of the highway that run parallel to highway 400.
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.03.2012 at 01:18  
 
Written by BaneConall on 26.03.2012 at 23:27


It is illegal to walk on highways in Canada including the highway that he was walking on. He definitely shouldn't have been walking there. I don't really understand why he would walk there since there are roads on either side of the highway that run parallel to highway 400.


Thanks, I tought as much. And good to see it is illegal in Canada as well.
Boxcar Willy - 27.03.2012 at 01:22  
Rating: 8 This is also assuming he was the one walking, it really doesnt say.
Mr. Doctor - 27.03.2012 at 01:31  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 01:22
This is also assuming he was the one walking, it really doesnt say.


I highly doubt he was in the car.
Boxcar Willy - 27.03.2012 at 01:40  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.03.2012 at 01:31

Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 01:22
This is also assuming he was the one walking, it really doesnt say.


I highly doubt he was in the car.

Probably, but he could have hit the person and sverved, I don't know how many people died.

Either way he was an amazing musician and I will miss him forever.
Mr. Doctor - 27.03.2012 at 01:48  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 01:40

Written by Mr. Doctor on 27.03.2012 at 01:31

Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 01:22
This is also assuming he was the one walking, it really doesnt say.


I highly doubt he was in the car.
Probably, but he could have hit the person and sverved, I don't know how many people died.


Even though the news weren't specific, a number is almost always given in any accident (even those which are way worse than this one... This accident is actually very tame compared to many others) so I can easily bet he was the only one who died and I don't need to know that well the comparison between a car and a human in terms of pression endurance to take a bet on the question if he was inside or outside.
Doc Godin - 05.05.2012 at 09:57  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.03.2012 at 22:02

Written by Boxcar Willy on 20.03.2012 at 21:23


He was actually hit by a car in a snow storm while walking down highway 400 in Barrie.

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3415707


Walking down a highway seems suicidal to me.

Sounds like suicide to me, especially if you look into the lyrics of the "Alternate Ending" (the last song of the last Woods' album):

"In the darkness/under the stars/With enough warning/to pull off to the side in time..."
"Back On the highway/under the moon/my final moments..."


I'm not going to say it was undeniably suicide, but under the circumstances, timing, and messages like that it's fair to believe he committed suicide and had long decided how he was going to do it.
Boxcar Willy - 10.05.2012 at 14:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Doc Godin on 05.05.2012 at 09:57

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.03.2012 at 22:02


Walking down a highway seems suicidal to me.

Sounds like suicide to me, especially if you look into the lyrics of the "Alternate Ending" (the last song of the last Woods' album):

"In the darkness/under the stars/With enough warning/to pull off to the side in time..."
"Back On the highway/under the moon/my final moments..."


I'm not going to say it was undeniably suicide, but under the circumstances, timing, and messages like that it's fair to believe he committed suicide and had long decided how he was going to do it.

It's a shame really, he could have done so much more. I've had this feeling aswell, and I do think it was suicide.

Mongoose2557 - 16.06.2012 at 03:20  
  I really love this album; more than I probably should. But damn it's pretty awesome.
ThunderAxe1989 - 10.10.2012 at 20:20  
  I love this album, it's a shame they'll never release another one though
The song, "Silver" really speaks to me also.
Boxcar Willy - 22.12.2012 at 23:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 22.12.2012 at 20:07

Am actually suprised that even their canadiana stuff arent out of relevance for me.

I really love this aspect, he sings about places I've been and things I've lived. It's probably why I adore him and his music so much.
LeKiwi - 31.07.2013 at 19:13  
Rating: 7 Some decent melodies and atmospheres - weak for the most part.

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