"Forever" is not a exactly what we could call a first glimpse of the eagerly awaited second LETHE album. This astoundingly good song is just a little pleasure, generously offered by the magical duo formed by Anna Murphy (ELUVEITIE) and Tor-Helge Skei (MANES, MANII). A short moment of pure genius containing all the precious elements which have forged this unique and exceptional self-identified style and very specific self-created approach, dedicated to anyone who enjoys fresh music and experimental Artists.
Both Rock and Electronic, Metal and deeply atmospheric, LETHE is "a band that will change your way of thinking about music and how it should be made and listened to" (Absolute Zero Media).
Tor-Helge Skei explains : "while working on the new album, we made tons and tons of material, countless ideas and sketches and recordings, some of which didn't fit into the album concept.. instead of throwing these away, we wanted to show you some different sides of LETHE.. so, here's the first one.. close your eyes, open your mind, and let the music take you on a musical journey through different moods and states. to places you might not even know existed.."
The enigmatic "Forever" artwork was craftred by reknown Artist Costin Chioreanu (ARCTURUS, MAYHEM, etc.).
released July 9, 2015
Music : Anna Murphy, Eivind Fjøseide, Tor-Helge Skei
Lyrics: Tor-Helge Skei, Anna Murphy
Mixed by Anna Murphy @ Soundfarm
Mastered by Marco Jencarelli @ Soundfarm
Guitars reamped by Simon Jameson @ Black Art Audio
The music is a bit of a post black metal affair seasoned with a variety of other flavors, but it’s really just a vehicle for the transcendant vocals. Operatic in sound, progressive rock in execution, this is a fantastic example of what makes Bandcamp so great- unique and inspired music you won’t find anywhere but underground. Lute FP
My all time number 1 favourite atmospheric BM album. Glorious crescendos abound on this record. Somehow it manages to be both melancholic and joyous at the same time. I check the Woods of Desolation bandcamp page every few weeks just to make sure they didn't release a new album that slipped by me on the feed. I don't do that with any other band. Rainbow Tittie Milk