Album Review: Vow of Thorns – “Farewell To The Sun”

FTTS cover

The debut LP from Vow of Thorns, titled Farewell To The Sun, was one I initially opted to bypass. Yet, despite the recent inundation of atmospheric black and doom metal in my listening periphery, curiosity still pulled me into this record. Turns out that was a good thing. Within the expansive tracks of this album, the Ontario-based group define a certain unique personality to their music that calls upon a number of influences. With this debut, it all comes together to create a sound as progressive as it is emotional.  Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Woods of Ypres and Long Trail

Receiving the Evcharist

After a much needed week off from forcing you to receive my evcharist (phrasing), I have returned with a classic album and a newly discovered beer. I wanted to get this amazing combination out to the masses last week, but the reality of the situation dictated otherwise. Returning home at 3 AM from a Dragged Into Sunlight show will pretty much render you useless for a few days, as I experienced last week. Fortunately, at long last, I seem to have regained my weekly schedule and am happily sitting here drinking beer and blasting one of my favorite albums. The Metal: Woods of Ypres: Woods IV: The Green Album. The Booze: Long Trail Green Blaze IPAContinue reading