Wormwood - Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth



8.3 | 219 votes |
Release date: 10 March 2017
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
9.5
It is a common experience that some albums need time to sink in and grow on you, sounding better and better after every listen. On other occasions comes an album that gets you hooked from the very beginning and the more you spin it, the more you are left flabbergasted by the sheer brilliance of it. Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth belongs to the latter kind.

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published 15.07.2017 | Comments (18)

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17.03.2017 - 19:42
Rating: 10
Nick Carter
¡Madre de Dios! (Mother of God!) Who are these fucking monsters and where were they created?! This is an ear bomb from the beginning to the end, and it has such different elements mixed in a perfect way. What a debut album!
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18.03.2017 - 19:57
Rating: 10
tempoklad
"Atmospheric" tag was given after listening first track for like 5 seconds.

It sounds more like blackened viking whatever folk metal black metal
produced up to the perfection.

An easy 10/10 not even from a fanboy.
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19.03.2017 - 07:25
Rating: 10
Soulhole
Seriously strong songwriting! I agree that this isn't atmospheric. Most of the songs have folk/viking metal elements, but not in an annoying or corny way. It all sounds very full of purpose and not hashed together. Extremely well executed.
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24.03.2017 - 10:12
Rating: 9
tears_of_sin
The Boneless One what a song ! Great album !
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25.03.2017 - 02:24
Rating: 9
Yugosaki
What a debut !!! Respect !!!
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25.03.2017 - 13:23
Rating: 10
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by tempoklad on 18.03.2017 at 19:57

"Atmospheric" tag was given after listening first track for like 5 seconds.

It sounds more like blackened viking whatever folk metal black metal
produced up to the perfection.

An easy 10/10 not even from a fanboy.

Yep, definitely not atmospheric, more melodic in terms of genre. Very enjoyable album. Music and style reminds me of Tribulation a bit.

edit: I have been listening to this on repeat for the last week. Melodic, catchy, headbangingworthy, inspiring. What an awesome piece of music!

edit #2: I have been listening to this non-stop for the last 3 weeks. Who gives a flying fuck about genres; whether it's melodic, atmospheric, viking, folk, blah blah blah... This is black metal at its finest. I know it sounds blasphemous, but I get a similar feeling hearing this, as the one I had with Dissection's Storm Of The Light's Bane. My next edit will probably be to give it a 10.

edit #3: Okay, it will take something spectacularly awesome to surpass this in 2017. So far, quite easily album of the year and a glorious 10.
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27.03.2017 - 22:50
Rating: 9
Himedal
Scandinavian folk metal bands are rocking the hell out of black metal.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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30.03.2017 - 06:55
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Yeah it's atmospheric black metal with folk-ish/viking influences. This album is a masterpiece!
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31.03.2017 - 23:40
Rating: 9
cobrapel
Concept One
This is pagan folk. Good debut anyway
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01.04.2017 - 09:21
Rating: 9
Oriax
If I could just find this....
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02.04.2017 - 15:45
Bad English
Masterchief
This is cold, awesome MBM whit influences, DM, neo folk, folk, basically all what is Scandinavian
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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10.04.2017 - 16:49
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Goddamn this album is enjoyable. Glad to see it's getting the recognition it seems to deserve
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10.04.2017 - 18:03
LuciferOfGayness
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Another boring atmo generic that got too much attention here, MSsers really like vikings doing choir.
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10.04.2017 - 20:42
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 10.04.2017 at 18:03

Another boring atmo generic that got too much attention here, MSsers really like vikings doing choir.

So who do these guys sound like...before I waste 10 seconds of my time googling or youtubing this stuff.
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10.04.2017 - 22:10
Rating: 10
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.04.2017 at 20:42

Written by Guest on 10.04.2017 at 18:03

Another boring atmo generic that got too much attention here, MSsers really like vikings doing choir.

So who do these guys sound like...before I waste 10 seconds of my time googling or youtubing this stuff.

Like Dissection, viking-era Bathory and Tribulation had an epic threesome. And it's definitely not a waste of time. Rather a strong contender for aoty.
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10.04.2017 - 22:22
Rating: 10
Ball Fondlers
Written by Guest on 10.04.2017 at 18:03

Another boring atmo generic that got too much attention here, MSsers really like vikings doing choir.

It needs a few listens. This is definitely above average stuff
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14.04.2017 - 20:38
Rating: 9
Crippled_Lucifer
Mind blown...
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28.04.2017 - 01:58
erat
Probably my AOTY.
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Sick liaisons raised this monumental mark,
The sun sets forever over Blackwater Park!
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16.05.2017 - 23:09
Rating: 8
RichardPickman
Did i noticed some Shoegaze in there? Maybe its just me ;-)

Good blackened Folk Metal with a lot of influences. I like this album.
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07.06.2017 - 20:38
Rating: 10
Nick Carter
It will be a classic, time will tell.
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16.08.2017 - 02:38
Rating: 6
Rulatore
I dont get the praise, just finishing it and to me it's just a little bit above average your typical melo bm these days
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23.09.2017 - 14:36
Rating: 10
alexander wizard
It's been a long time since an album gives me a chill in the spine, this is bloody fucking awesome. 10/10. I don't even wan't another album, because i think "Ghostlands.." will outshine any other album?!
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22.10.2017 - 18:32
Rating: 9
terroriser
After spending so many years on this planet its extremely difficult for new music to rise my eyebrow. After listening to Ghostlands i had to pick up my jaw from the floor. Good stuff!
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23.10.2017 - 05:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
How is this new music? most average music I heard all year.
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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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24.10.2017 - 17:19
VPeter
Probably one of the few times we agree. It is not the most average thing I heard all year but it is a rather vanilla record. Similar sounding bands such as Thyrfing, Ereb Altor and Moonsorrow are all way better than Wormwood.
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24.10.2017 - 17:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by VPeter on 24.10.2017 at 17:19

Similar sounding bands such as Thyrfing, Ereb Altor and Moonsorrow are all way better than Wormwood.


Exactly.
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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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24.10.2017 - 17:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Most average of the year was indeed an overstatement on my part.
This is what I said about this album somewhere else:
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As merry as lambs prancing around in meadows melodic black metal that makes this fat guy start a one man polonaise in his living room. Yes, boys and girls that is what Wormwood does to this man with 'Ghostlands: Wounds From A Bleeding Earth' So, very upbeat it all is. At times it makes me think of acts such as Finntroll and Manegram. The kind of pagan black with a lot of folk leanings. Not everyone's cup of tea and to be honest, also not really mine. But at times this sort of black does go down well and it makes you smile. Well-executed, that has to be said.
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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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