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A Forest Of Stars
The Corpse Of Rebirth
January 2009
Released: 2008, Transcendental Creations
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Simon Lukic

Most labels tag new bands with some exotic brand and in most cases they’re way off the mark. With A Forest Of Stars, their label Transcendental Creations is absolutely correct when they claim that the band fits in the genre of Psychedelic, Avant-Garde Black Metal. Add unique, organic and the often used atmospheric to the mix and this UK act’s sound comes closer to being understood.



With only 5 tracks, THE CORPSE OF REBIRTH is epic in scope however the songs are arranged in such an effective manner that before you know it, eleven minutes has pass you by and not once, have thought about skipping the track. This is the mark of true creativity and A Forest Of Stars succeeds on creating a style of music that evokes mystery and wonder. Many black metal traits exist on the album – from brutal/female vocals as well as a raw earthy production but where many simply use these characteristics in a haphazard manner, A Forest Of Stars use it as a basis to expand upon.



This is one time where I don’t really want to draw any comparisons but say that A Forest Of Stars is an experience. It’s certainly not for everyone but I will recommend this release to those who enjoy a journey because THE CORPSE OF REBIRTH will certainly take you on one. This is music for those who seek to escape, meditate and contemplate.
Track Listing

God
Female
Male
Earth and Matter
Microcosm

Lineup

Mister Curse - Vocals
Katheryne - Violin, Flute, Vocals
The Gentleman - Synths, Pianoforte, Drums
Mr T.S. Kettleburner - Guitars, Bass, Vocals


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