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Review: Woods of Ypres - Against the Seasons
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

Label: Independent
Year released: 2002
Duration: 30:37
Tracks: 5
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: December 9, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Against the Seasons

Rated 4.1/5 (82%) (10 Votes)

Woods of Ypres hail from Windsor, Ontario and describe themselves as "Ontario Black Metal". The band's music is based on raw BM that's not without reminding me of the early 90s stuff, mixed with some dark melodies that create a very doom-ish atmosphere. In fact, other than the mandatory BM screeches, the bands uses vocal styles often used by some doom bands - clean, depressing vocals as well as some low growls (think Opeth, Agalloch) - and the music follows the vocal styles, going from raw guitars and blast beats to slow-paced melodic dark parssages. The result is something pretty varied and interesting, and I should also say refreshing, that can possibly cater to both Black and Death/Doom fans alike. Add to this a pretty good sound overall. Recommended - check out for sound samples.

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