By the time their second LP, Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth came out Woods of Ypres were regarded as being in transition. Elements of gothic rock were leeching into their otherwise black metal sound. The band were defined by vocalist David Gold’s disconsolate delivery and stark lyrics. Gold sadly died in a traffic accident in 2011.
Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth is available on vinyl LP and CD.
Vinyl LP £14.49 5055006540987
LP on Earache.
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7/10 gbar 8th March 2017
I am very excited to see what Woods of Ypres will release next. I do hope, though, that the next album contains more songs like "Dragged Across A Forest Floor", which was one of the heaviest songs (and doesn't contain any clean vocals or acoustic guitars) and "The Will to Give", while still retaining a few like the softer and more acoustic songs. That would be a better balance. This balance is best displayed in the Outro song, "The of August" that starts off soft and acoustic, but then features distorted guitars and harsh vocals. Overall it is a great album, one that is strong enough to overlook the short comings.
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