Forest Of Yore – Nature And Solitude (2019)

After being drawn in by the lush album art and the slowly building intro, I am unfortunately having to report that I found this Forest Of Yore record to be incredibly disappointing. Why, you ask? The synths, if not a little slow (which is usually fine, if building such a dense and incredible atmosphere), are jarring horribly alongside sounds of nature.

I can’t tell if its sampled or looped or genuine bird song, but Jesus fucking Christ it’s absolutely mind-numbingly irritating. Not only is it a completely unnecessary addition cluttering up the sound stage, it absolutely ruins what would otherwise be a very meditative and drawn out dungeon synth experience. A real shame.