Originally Posted by Djinnenjous
I'd never heard A Forest of Stars before seeing them mentioned here. I loved
"Drawing Down the Rain" and now I'm streaming A Shadowplay for Yesterday
on YouTube. While I'm not exactly bowled over by it, there is some obvious brilliance underfoot here (as I typed that sentence an accordion solo began playing, accompanied by the sounds of squealing hogs). I can't wait to stream Beware the Sword You Cannot See
in whole, and I fully anticipate buying the album based on that single.
Yes, you will like the whole thing. Still they are not for every metalhead, I would guess.
They are perfect for the board and tired listener who has heard it all. The listener who is tired of hearing new Black Metal bands do what other bands already did.
So they bring a warehouse full of instuments into the mix, still it is all done with either good taste or British taste.
They don't use a new imstument to just use something new but the use adds to the end goal,IMO.
It takes some style from Tull and mixes it with a post Black Metal genre that just works.
You end up with a sonic journey that even "A Day In The Life" by the Beatles can't compete with.