The Foreshadowing - Second World


8.4 | 198 votes |
Release date: 20 April 2012
Style: Doom metal, Gothic metal

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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

Top 20 albums of 2012: 13

Line-up
Marco Benevento - vocals
Francesco Sosto - keyboards, backing vocals
Andrea Chiodetti - guitars
Alessandro Pace - guitars
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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published 01.05.2012 | Comments (14)

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17.05.2012 - 17:19
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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17.05.2012 - 18:29
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
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
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17.05.2012 - 18:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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18.05.2012 - 20:01
Rating: 7
Behdad K
DEAD
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.
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As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
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20.05.2012 - 16:50
Rating: 9
Justicelust
Just good... not very good, I couldn't repeat the songs, somehow it gets boring to continue listening.
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02.06.2012 - 18:15
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
Http://youtu.be/kyMB4L0J7Ms

listen to the whole album here
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16.06.2012 - 12:27
Rating: 9
Akbarz
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...
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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16.06.2012 - 23:16
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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16.06.2012 - 23:37
Rating: 9
Akbarz
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...
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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16.06.2012 - 23:41
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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17.06.2012 - 00:00
Rating: 9
Akbarz
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
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Like a slow scenery
I'm losing all my faith
In a lifeless motion
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23.06.2012 - 15:53
Rating: 10
dreadfulhours
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.
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01.11.2012 - 19:30
Rating: 6
Milena
Learning To "X"
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.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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01.11.2012 - 20:35
Fredd
Account deleted
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.
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02.11.2012 - 10:39
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
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
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11.04.2013 - 18:14
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Pretty good album but I prefer gothic metal with more emotional crescendos while this record pretty flows steadily from beginning till the end.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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25.06.2013 - 22:25
MechanisT
Account deleted
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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30.10.2015 - 11:15
Rating: 8
Roxana.M
The Foreshadowing is one of my favorite bands of all time...and this album is really a beautiful album but when i listen more than twice, this becomes so repetitive in a boring way.... strange !

My most favorite track is " Reverie Is A Tyrant", specially that majestic beginning .
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