Monday, August 25, 2008

The Curse of Mankind


From Norway i present to you ForgottenWoods and their 2nd full length entitled 'The Curse Of Mankind' from 1996. ForgottenWoods started around 1993 releasing 2 demos, and later 2 full lengths before calling it quits. They reunited in 2006 and released 'Race of Cain'. I just got this a couple of days ago and i have been loving it, for some reason it just seems not as over the top as most BlackMetal(i could be crazy). Anyways, it reminds me a lot of early Burzum but a little more simplified. Other then that i don't know to much about the band. I think they might have some sort of NSBM ties but i'm not 100% on that. I believe one of their members went on to be in PesteNoire which is a NSBM band. As for the bands views on the subject of race and ethnicity they offer no clues. Hope you enjoy, maybe next time i won't post something BlackMetal, got any requests?

The Curse is HERE


paris said...

Very long songs, but replete with lots of changes in tempo, bridges, and the like. So it doesn't create the ongoing trance-like buzz of some of what you (and Aesop) have been posting, but instead solos, riffs, etc. characterize it. I like the mixing. I've never listened to Burzum for comparison, can't seem to bring myself to do so, since so much good music is made by folks apparently a little more companionable.

paris said...

Oh, as for requests: anything else that is a Sabbath take-off will be appreciated. Sleep was really cool, and I've got In These Black Days, but that's it.