Forest Stream
The Crown of winter
Style: Atmospheric Metal
Release date: August 24th 2009

FOREST STREAM from Russia was founded in 1995 and they had just one thing in mind... Namely to create music that would capture the beauty and magic of existence but at the same time showing its triviality, misery and despair.


I’m not familiar with their demos and their debut album ‘Tears of Mortal Solitude’ (2003) but I can honestly say that they have managed to capture one hell of an atmosphere here on ‘The Crown of winter’. Their music is black metal, doom, ambient, symphonic and everything in between. They actually remind me of CRONIAN if you are familiar with that band?


Well... this is certainly not background music... no, it needs your full attention so you can suck up all the details. And I know it maybe sounds a bit confusing but, the music is depressive and uplifting at the very same time. It’s music for at certain mood, that for sure. But when you’re in the right mood just put this CD on and close your eyes and let the band take you to places you’ve never seen before.


To cut a long story short; this is a great CD which you would be daft to ignore if you’re into atmospheric metal.


Check it out now.

01. Intro (Feral Magic)
02. The Crown Of Winter
03. Mired
04. Bless You To Die
05. The Autumn Dancers
06. The Seventh Symphony Of Satan
07. Beautiful Nature
08. Outro (Awakening Dreamland)
Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: June 8th 2008