Canadian blackened doom metal outfit Woods Of Ypres has released another new song from their forthcoming new album Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, available February 15th, 2012. The new track, titled "Traveling Alone", is streaming now on the Metal Hammer Germany website.

Woods Of Ypres frontman David Gold comments on the track: "When lead guitarist Joel Violette and I were deciding how to title this song, I suggested 'Customs', 'Kuwait' and 'Traveling Alone'. Joel voted for 'Traveling Alone' because it was a broader concept that we thought lots of metalheads could relate to, hoping it would create some intrigue. The song is about travel to a foreign land, the meeting between people of different cultures and a discussion of an interrogative nature about existence and God, inspired by my travels to Kuwait to work as a teacher last year."

"The 'Traveler' claims to be traveling alone and has 'nothing else to declare' and the local challenges the reasons for his beliefs. The traveler understands why a culture might believe in God if they live in abundance and therefore believe to have seen evidence of a God who loves and cares for people, while someone who does not live in abundance and has not seen evidence of God might not believe in the existence of one at all. See the lyrics: 'When I look around you, I understand why you believe. I see your evidence of God, all around me. You have so therefore you are, but I have not. You are too rich for hate, and I'm too poor to love."

"The song arrangement is quite traditional, with an intro, verses, soaring choruses, a solo bridge, a spoken word breakdown and a crushing modern rock outro. We hope you enjoy it."

[Also thanks to Khalil-Mikael for sending in this news!]

Band profile: Woods Of Ypres
Posted: 21.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth


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Absak - 21.12.2011 at 15:48  
February can't come soon enough! So many great releases that month.
Marcel Hubregtse - 21.12.2011 at 16:34  
Nothing blackened about them at all any more. Boring album once again.
Methuselah - 22.12.2011 at 07:15  
Sounds like they're using a lot of cello work on this album. Can't wait for it.

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