Title: Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Style: Doom Metal
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The Emerald Forest was quiet And the deep green of the diamond leaves Was glimmering in the sky high tree tops On the gentle wind, tall as the mountains in the east. Echoes of the steps of giants Were fading like the beat of your weak heart Shades of night welcome you with a twisted smile Slowly with every tiny breath. Hold my hand tight Nothing will hurt you here You are almost home my little angel I will lead you through". This is the frontier as far as I can pass But the calling of the Blackbird will lead you on from here Every tear will turn to an emerald in this forest And this is where it ends, the cry turns to laughter, my son. You will be taken, I was meant to stay, my loved one. More on Genius. Emerald Forest and the Blackbird" Track Info. Emerald Forest and the Blackbird Swallow the Sun. 1. Emerald Forest and the Blackbird.
The vocals in Emerald Forest and the Blackbird are particularly interesting because you hear every vocal style that has been used throughout the band’s career. Swallow the Sun achieve many obstacles, including completely mastering several things that they have been doing for their entire career. The only question left is: what’s next? I can’t possibly begin thinking of possible directions that the next album will go that would make it better than Emerald Forest. I would give Emerald Forest and the Blackbird 18/20.
Swallow the Sun's fifth full-length Emerald Forest and the Blackbird has come to me as an unfortunate disappointment boring. The album lacks cohesion, and a lot of the songs could be trimmed to better effect.
Sadly for Swallow the Sun, they have misjudged just how narrow this margin was. Rather than erring on the side of over-emotion, they have stumbled into the realm of stagnation. The riffs feel like all of the band’s b-sides from the past four albums mashed into one, with the occasional melody taking flight above the fetid pool of unmemorable riffs. The superb production placed on them may be deceiving, because beneath the thundering production of the chords and the soaring keyboards lies, well, not much of anything worth mention. The level of emotion expected in an album with a concept that carries such weight as this one should be astronomical, but there is little on Emerald Forest and the Blackbird to make the listener care about what the record is about. Aside from the wayward spoken-word passage to cue the listener into what is going on, almost nothing reflects the concept.
of, This is pretty good. Emerald Forest And The Blackbird feels like a continuation of what the band were doing on New Moon. They’ve slowly shifted away from their initial style of slow, crawling, funeral-esque doom and started working in elements that are more melancholic and more melodic in nature. Swallow The Sun work hard to give each song on the album its own little flair. As mentioned, the album includes a ton of acoustic guitar as well as clean singing. SWALLOW THE SUN – Teutonic Terror Attack 2012: w/ Kreator, Accept, Blackguard 09/05/12 Howard Theater – Washington, .
Emerald Forest has it all for me and really feels like a nice mix of older and newer STS put into one nice package. Its got the slow doomy tracks (title track, April 14th), the more melodeath type tracks (Hate Lead The Way, Of Death and Corruption), 'New Moon' style clean sung tracks (Silent Towers, This Cut), some tracks which are more of a mix of everything (Hearts Wide Shut, Labyrinth), one of their best singles they've
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Vocals – Aleah Stanbridge*
|2||This Cut Is The Deepest||5:20|
|3||Hate, Lead The Way!||6:14|
Vocals – Anette Olzon
|5||Hearts Wide Shut||5:55|
|7||Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)
Narrator ["London" Read By] – Tom O'BedlamVocals – Aleah Stanbridge*
|8||Of Death And Corruption||5:00|
|10||Night Will Forgive Us||6:41|
- Licensed From – Spin-Farm Oy
- Bass – Matti Honkonen
- Drums – Kai Hahto
- Guitar – Juha Raivio, Markus Jämsen
- Vocals – Mikko Kotamäki
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4605026712096
|SPINE792652||Swallow The Sun||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (CD, Album)||Spinefarm Records||SPINE792652||Europe||2012|
|SVR089||Swallow The Sun||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (2xLP, Album, Ltd, M/Print, RE, Sol)||Svart Records||SVR089||Finland||2018|
|SPI415CD, 2792110||Swallow The Sun||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (CD, Album)||Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records||SPI415CD, 2792110||Finland||2012|
|SVR089||Swallow The Sun||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre)||Svart Records||SVR089||Finland||2012|
|FONINT1105||Swallow The Sun||Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (CD, Album)||Spinefarm Records, Fontana International||FONINT1105||US||2012|