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Forest of Shadows : The Silent Cry

This is one of the first Demo's by Swedish band Forest of Shadows. Well "band"? Back then Forest of Shadows was still a solo project by Niclas Frohagen.

The music found here is slow, dark death/doom-metal. Bands like My Dying Bride, Anathema but also Katatonia come to mind. This without becoming too much of a clone or a copy of those bands. Two of the four tracks pass the 10 minute mark, following good old doom-metal tradition of slow and long songs.

Very characteristic are the grunts. Apparently back when this demo got recorded Niclas Frohagen had problems with his neighbours about the noise he made when grunting. So he developed a low whispering grunt. It gives the music and extra dark edge.

Quality wise this truely is a demo. Don't expect a good production or anything. Also there are no violins on this demo, as back then the violinist had not yet joined the band. For more information about this band or to get their demo check out their homepage at www.darkmetal.com/forestofshadows/.

[edit by admin.: The darkmetal.com page is down, but Forest of Shadows has a new page here: http://www.forestofshadows.com]

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. The Silent Cry
2. Under the Dying Sun
3. Moment sin Solitude
4. A November Dream

Duration : Approx. 38 minutes

Visit the Forest of Shadows bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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