Swallow the Sun   Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
3.4
great
Release Date: 2012
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3.5 greatXenorazr CONTRIBUTOR | August 7th 17

A few inconsistencies aside, this is another solid entry in Swallow the Sun's venerable discography. The album art does give away the more approachable sound, and while this is a safe starting point for prospecting listeners of the band melodic doom metal in general, there's no short supply of goods to savor upon. The gloom isn't as succulent as some listeners may prefer, but for others, it'll strike a nice balance between gloom and simple enjoyment.

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3.5 greatZenetar | January 26th 12

some cracks in writing and flaws in production. otherwise it'd be much better

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3.5 greatFictionalFlames | January 30th 12

Well, it looks like Swallow the Sun made an Opeth-esque album, but yet still maintaining their death/doom style.

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3.0 goodDarkSideOfLucca | October 31st 17
3.5 greatFlipjack | October 2nd 17
3.5 greatThe Porkmeister | September 4th 17
2.5 averagegarsiai | August 1st 17
3.0 goodmursu | July 30th 17
3.5 greatstarboystargirl | June 27th 17
4.5 superbBullhead82 | June 4th 17
4.5 superbTwilightfern | April 21st 17
2.5 averageGhandhiLion | March 27th 17
3.5 greatroastedparsnips | March 14th 17
3.0 goodDarkNoctus | March 14th 17
3.0 goodpacifist | March 2nd 17
2.0 poorhexfix93 | February 14th 17
2.5 averageHighwayman | February 5th 17
4.0 excellentpostmetalhipster | January 9th 17
4.0 excellentRodstar | December 19th 16
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4.5 superbIceMole | October 13th 16
3.5 greatmEyck07 | September 24th 16
2.5 averageElynna | August 31st 16
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3.8 excellentTalonsOfFire STAFF | August 29th 16
3.5 greatkylewalburn | August 7th 16
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4.0 excellentNightragerz | December 19th 15
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3.0 goodDave S. M. | November 12th 15
3.5 greatArche CONTRIBUTOR | November 9th 15
4.0 excellentBierlag | October 25th 15
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1.5 very poorYou Are My Everlovin' | November 23rd 12
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4.5 superbFrozenSun | March 26th 12
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3.5 greatzarahuztra | March 20th 12
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3.5 greatev0ken | March 14th 12
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3.5 greatKole | February 9th 12
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3.0 goodalsid | February 9th 12
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2.5 averageAbominableToaster | February 6th 12
3.0 goodLaiho1923 | February 5th 12
4.0 excellentjimmykidd | February 5th 12
2.5 averagemodernman2 | February 4th 12
4.0 excellentKobi3011 | February 2nd 12
2.5 averageprouty | February 1st 12
4.0 excellentEhngste | February 1st 12
2.0 poorVesper | February 1st 12
3.0 goodEnding | January 31st 12
1.0 awfulCaptainDooRight | January 31st 12
2.5 averagescissorlocked | January 31st 12
3.5 greatEclecticist | January 30th 12
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2.5 averageKyle Ward EMERITUS | January 28th 12
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3.5 greatpizzamachine | January 25th 12
4.0 excellentgallus90 | January 25th 12
3.0 gooditchy | January 25th 12

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