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Release date: 20 April 2012
Style: Doom gothic metal

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8.3 | 175 votes

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01. Havoc
02. Outcast
03. The Forsaken Son
04. Second World
05. Aftermaths
06. Ground Zero
07. Reverie Is A Tyrant
08. Colonies
09. Noli Timere
10. Friends Of Pain

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Review
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Line-up
Marco Benevento - vocals
Francesco Sosto - keyboards, backing vocals
Alessandro "Alex Vega" Pace - guitar
Andrea Chiodetti - guitar
Jonah Padella - drums
Francesco Giulianelli - bass


Additional info
Produced, arranged, performed and recorded by The Foreshadowing during September 2011 - January 2012.

Drums and acoustic guitars recorded by Giuseppe Orlando at Outer Sound Studios, Rome, Italy.
Acoustic guitars engineered by Massimiliano Pagliuso.
Vocals recorded by Christian Ice at Temple of Noise Studios, Rome, Italy.
Gregorian chants performed by Musical Theatre Academy of Rome and directed by Marco Bosco.
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios, Örebro, Sweden.

Artwork by Travis Smith.
Band logo by Fabio Timpanaro.
Band photo by Andrea Sileo.
Skin art by Roberto Borsi.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
9.3
Should I say Oionos or omen to make it more apparent and/or approachable to the audience? One thing is for sure, to make it more transparent for anyone that's not familiar with the actual meaning of Oionos, it's the Greek equivalent of omen. It serves exactly the aforementioned explanation and the reason for going through this is no other than the fact that Oionos was a magnificent album of parallel beauty and ambiance and the music prophets of our time had foreseen that it was just a prognostic of what would follow, the arrival of Second World. The Foreshadowing are back to the surface with their brand new third full-length release and nothing can hold them back, their time has come and hopefully their journey has a lot of destinations to cover before it comes to a natural ending.

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BehzadSh - 15.03.2012 at 18:48  
Rating: 10 Waiting
Ikuinen - 15.03.2012 at 22:12  
  Are there any preview samples from thew album yet
Slayer666 - 20.04.2012 at 14:55  
  Can't wait to hear this. Me discovering this band in 2010 was one of the year's highlights, their last two albums are seriously awesome.
tea[m]ster - 21.04.2012 at 03:39  
Rating: 7 I enjoyed their previous release, hope this is just as good.
ravendeath - 26.04.2012 at 20:34  
Rating: 10 Wow, simply wow! Probably album of the year Gothic doom as it should be!
tea[m]ster - 26.04.2012 at 22:55  
Rating: 7
Written by ravendeath on 26.04.2012 at 20:34

Wow, simply wow! Probably album of the year Gothic doom as it should be!


I have read great things about this record, is it all true?
ravendeath - 26.04.2012 at 23:07  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 26.04.2012 at 22:55

Written by ravendeath on 26.04.2012 at 20:34

Wow, simply wow! Probably album of the year Gothic doom as it should be!


I have read great things about this record, is it all true?

Yes, it beats even Swallow The Sun and Paradise Lost, believe me... and Paradise Lost are my fave band...
ravendeath - 27.04.2012 at 01:05  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 26.04.2012 at 22:55

Written by ravendeath on 26.04.2012 at 20:34

Wow, simply wow! Probably album of the year Gothic doom as it should be!


I have read great things about this record, is it all true?

check out my review here: http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/reviews/all-reviews/132-the-foreshadowing-second-world-cd-2012
tea[m]ster - 27.04.2012 at 01:07  
Rating: 7
Written by ravendeath on 27.04.2012 at 01:05

check out my review here: http://terrarelicta.com/index.php/reviews/all-reviews/132-the-foreshadowing-second-world-cd-2012


Nice. I'll check it out!
R'Vannith - 27.04.2012 at 14:21  
Rating: 9 Haven't heard this band before, this album is certainly leaving a positive initial impression.
strade - 29.04.2012 at 04:55  
Rating: 9 I've never even heard of this band. I must be losing my touch in my old age.
The Melting Snow - 29.04.2012 at 21:58  
Rating: 8 Hearing them for the first time. Impressed.
infernaldeath87 - 29.04.2012 at 23:12  
Rating: 9 First time listening to this band and I'm blown away!
The Melting Snow - 30.04.2012 at 16:28  
Rating: 8 I wish there were a few more solos in there. this would've been an absolute perfect album.
Slayer666 - 30.04.2012 at 17:00  
  Well, after hearing the album once, I'm actually a lot less impressed than I thought I'd be.
Will definitively give it some more spins.
Vonpire - 30.04.2012 at 23:28  
Rating: 9 These guys are.good and their first album is the best imo.
R'Vannith - 01.05.2012 at 08:24  
Rating: 9
Written by strade on 29.04.2012 at 04:55

I've never even heard of this band. I must be losing my touch in my old age.


You'd best check it out soon grandpa, it really is a wonderful album.
Kenos - 01.05.2012 at 19:40  
  Solid. And wonderful voice.
Risto - 01.05.2012 at 21:43  
  Nope, another too samey gothic doom record.
strade - 02.05.2012 at 01:46  
Rating: 9
Written by R'Vannith on 01.05.2012 at 08:24

Written by strade on 29.04.2012 at 04:55

I've never even heard of this band. I must be losing my touch in my old age.


You'd best check it out soon grandpa, it really is a wonderful album.


You are correct, sir. Holy shit, you weren't kidding.
R'Vannith - 02.05.2012 at 02:51  
Rating: 9
Written by strade on 02.05.2012 at 01:46

You are correct, sir. Holy shit, you weren't kidding.


Well I was about the grandpa bit But yeah its definitely got a hold on me at the moment.
BoxCar Willy - 02.05.2012 at 04:34  
  This sounds liek something I would enjoy.
Night Sight - 04.05.2012 at 16:45  
  Very disappointing, i didnt expect it to be weak like that,very boring and repetitive .the only good point can be found is the vocals ,everything so weak .another letdown of the year
ravendeath - 04.05.2012 at 20:04  
Rating: 10
Written by Night Sight on 04.05.2012 at 16:45

Very disappointing, i didnt expect it to be weak like that,very boring and repetitive .the only good point can be found is the vocals ,everything so weak .another letdown of the year

Are you kidding or what???
Night Sight - 04.05.2012 at 21:06  
 
Written by ravendeath on 04.05.2012 at 20:04

Written by Night Sight on 04.05.2012 at 16:45

Very disappointing, i didnt expect it to be weak like that,very boring and repetitive .the only good point can be found is the vocals ,everything so weak .another letdown of the year

Are you kidding or what???


at this time i feel like that, i didn't appreciate the album,in comparison with the first album this one is very boring
Fredd - 08.05.2012 at 16:15  
Rating: 9 OH THE VOCALS! MY EARS ARE SO WET!
Troy Killjoy - 11.05.2012 at 00:39  
  One of the more bland releases I've listened to this year... sounds like contemporary Swallow the Sun without the growls and a focus on more ethereal vibes as opposed to haunting ones.

Real meh-fest; not understanding the hype over here.
dreadfulhours - 11.05.2012 at 01:17  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.05.2012 at 00:39

One of the more bland releases I've listened to this year... sounds like contemporary Swallow the Sun without the growls and a focus on more ethereal vibes as opposed to haunting ones.

Real meh-fest; not understanding the hype over here.


I don't understand where is Swallow the Sun into this album...can you explain it? I can't even see a particle of Swallow the Sun style here. Anyway as far as I'm concerned this is the best release of the year I've listened so far. This band is talented and deserves much more attention
Troy Killjoy - 11.05.2012 at 01:29  
 
Written by dreadfulhours on 11.05.2012 at 01:17
I don't understand where is Swallow the Sun into this album...can you explain it? I can't even see a particle of Swallow the Sun style here. Anyway as far as I'm concerned this is the best release of the year I've listened so far. This band is talented and deserves much more attention

Pretty much the plodding gothic atmosphere built on fluffy synths and simplistic melodic riffs, subtle nasally clean vocals, and songs that tend to build up and end in a very similar fashion.

If they deserve more attention it would certainly be elsewhere, as this album has nearly 100 votes and is one of the highest rated of the year.
The Melting Snow - 17.05.2012 at 17:17  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.05.2012 at 01:29

Written by dreadfulhours on 11.05.2012 at 01:17
I don't understand where is Swallow the Sun into this album...can you explain it? I can't even see a particle of Swallow the Sun style here. Anyway as far as I'm concerned this is the best release of the year I've listened so far. This band is talented and deserves much more attention

Pretty much the plodding gothic atmosphere built on fluffy synths and simplistic melodic riffs, subtle nasally clean vocals, and songs that tend to build up and end in a very similar fashion.

If they deserve more attention it would certainly be elsewhere, as this album has nearly 100 votes and is one of the highest rated of the year.


vocals sounded more like the clean vocals of moonspell than swallow the sun...
Troy Killjoy - 17.05.2012 at 17:19  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 17:17
vocals sounded more like the clean vocals of moonspell than swallow the sun...

I don't know which comparison is more insulting.
The Melting Snow - 17.05.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.05.2012 at 17:19

Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 17:17
vocals sounded more like the clean vocals of moonspell than swallow the sun...

I don't know which comparison is more insulting.


you just hate the better known metal bands, don't you? :p
Troy Killjoy - 17.05.2012 at 18:48  
 
Written by The Melting Snow on 17.05.2012 at 18:29
you just hate the better known metal bands, don't you? :p

Nah. I don't mind some of Moonspell's early material, and Swallow the Sun have only recently disappointed me with their latest effort. Up until now I haven't disliked any of their albums.
Behdad K2 - 18.05.2012 at 20:01  
Rating: 7 Well, after a few listens to this album, I came up with "all songs the same".

Havoc is a highlight and is a really good song. Vocals are amazing. (Still waiting and searching for the lyrics.)

They really have the potential but couldn't use it to make their effort worth it.
I'm sure they can do much better.
Justicelust - 20.05.2012 at 16:50  
Rating: 9 Just good... not very good, I couldn't repeat the songs, somehow it gets boring to continue listening.
The Melting Snow - 02.06.2012 at 18:15  
Rating: 8 Http://youtu.be/kyMB4L0J7Ms

listen to the whole album here
Akbarz - 16.06.2012 at 12:27  
Rating: 9 Another excellent album.
The point people are missing here is that the band don't want to make something like their first album, I don't know how come people think this is boring or the same and such kind, please listen to albums more than 2-3 times before commenting on them, that's kinda noobish... 2-3 times is not enough for getting the gist of this kind of solid albums lads.
This album is absolutely their best album so far, Second World, Ground Zero, Reverie Is A Tyrant, Noli Timere and Friends of Pain are just perfect, not for melodic fans tho...
Troy Killjoy - 16.06.2012 at 23:16  
 
Written by Akbarz on 16.06.2012 at 12:27
2-3 times is not enough for getting the gist of this kind of solid albums lads.

Really? Because this is a pretty simplistic watered down piece of gothic metal with traces of doom by my ears - definitely nothing that requires more than three listens to judge properly.
Akbarz - 16.06.2012 at 23:37  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.06.2012 at 23:16

Written by Akbarz on 16.06.2012 at 12:27
2-3 times is not enough for getting the gist of this kind of solid albums lads.

Really? Because this is a pretty simplistic watered down piece of gothic metal with traces of doom by my ears - definitely nothing that requires more than three listens to judge properly.


You probably got some kind of hearing problem pal, It does require more than three listens, that's for sure, but of course after you solve your hearing problem...
Troy Killjoy - 16.06.2012 at 23:41  
 
Written by Akbarz on 16.06.2012 at 23:37
You probably got some kind of hearing problem pal, It does require more than three listens, that's for sure, but of course after you solve your hearing problem...

"Anyone who disagrees with my taste in music has a hearing problem."

Flawless logic you have there.
Akbarz - 17.06.2012 at 00:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.06.2012 at 23:41

Written by Akbarz on 16.06.2012 at 23:37
You probably got some kind of hearing problem pal, It does require more than three listens, that's for sure, but of course after you solve your hearing problem...

"Anyone who disagrees with my taste in music has a hearing problem."

Flawless logic you have there.


It's not a matter of taste mate, what I'm talkin about here are facts, that's different, you can't name even one album in metal history that all the metal fans love it, there are always ppl who like it and some who don't, but what matters here is the reason, for this album, reasons like "It's not my thing, I don't like clean vocals" and such are all right, but "this is a pretty simplistic watered down piece of gothic metal"... simplistic? well, I told ya mate, listen to it a few more times or go see your doctor
dreadfulhours - 23.06.2012 at 15:53  
Rating: 10
Written by Akbarz on 17.06.2012 at 00:00

Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.06.2012 at 23:41

Written by Akbarz on 16.06.2012 at 23:37
You probably got some kind of hearing problem pal, It does require more than three listens, that's for sure, but of course after you solve your hearing problem...

"Anyone who disagrees with my taste in music has a hearing problem."

Flawless logic you have there.


It's not a matter of taste mate, what I'm talkin about here are facts, that's different, you can't name even one album in metal history that all the metal fans love it, there are always ppl who like it and some who don't, but what matters here is the reason, for this album, reasons like "It's not my thing, I don't like clean vocals" and such are all right, but "this is a pretty simplistic watered down piece of gothic metal"... simplistic? well, I told ya mate, listen to it a few more times or go see your doctor


I think they should better see a doctor the two idiots who rated 3 and 1 this awesome album. The only fact it's been produced by Dan Swano and the cover album is by Trav Smith does mean there had been a high quality work into it, whether you like it or not, and rating 1 or 2 or 3 it's just a sign of superficiality combined with stupidity.
Milena - 01.11.2012 at 19:30  
Rating: 6 Every year there's a gothic release everyone drools over that I find absolutely boring for some reason - last year it was Heavenwood, now it's this. I have no idea why. I SHOULD like it, it has all the requirements, but it's not there.
Fredd - 01.11.2012 at 20:35  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 01.11.2012 at 19:30

Every year there's a gothic release everyone drools over that I find absolutely boring for some reason - last year it was Heavenwood, now it's this. I have no idea why. I SHOULD like it, it has all the requirements, but it's not there.

because your first listen was interrupted by sad news.
Ag Fox - 02.11.2012 at 10:39  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 01.11.2012 at 19:30

Every year there's a gothic release everyone drools over that I find absolutely boring for some reason - last year it was Heavenwood, now it's this. I have no idea why. I SHOULD like it, it has all the requirements, but it's not there.
got anything Gothic to recommend from this year? )=
I still have yet to check out the new Tiamat
NocturnalStalker - 11.04.2013 at 18:14  
Rating: 8 Pretty good album but I prefer gothic metal with more emotional crescendos while this record pretty flows steadily from beginning till the end.
MechanisT - 25.06.2013 at 22:25  
  So... well inside 2013 and still listening. It has quite the staying power, I must say. Getting even better as time passes.

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