Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Choice Cuts : Northwinds – Winter

Northwinds line-up for this record is:

Vincent – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Sylvain Auvé : Drums & vocals
Thomas Bastide : Guitar
Thomas Boivin : Bass
Emmanuel Peyraud : Keyboard

Northwinds are Parisian doom veterans that actually have much in common with the Maryland Doom masters, but you won’t find many albums out there that sound like this one.  What at first sounds like the soundtrack to an early nineties horror film develops into 55 minutes of cinematic soundscapes and proggy doom with atmospheres of wintry coldness and distance.  ‘Winter’ was released more than a year ago on Black Widow Records but only just got to me through a recommendation by Steph LS of Temple of Perdition blog.  Fans of horror, prog and doom will find a lot to love with this album.  I can’t stop spinning it!
Words and recommendation by : Lucas Klaukien

Album details :

Winter is the fourth full-length studio album by French Prog Doom band,  Northwinds.  Released in May , 2012 via Black Widow Records
1). Turned to Stone (2:05)
2). Land of the Dead (7:02)
3). Last Chance (9:22)
4). Gorgon (6:23)
5). Black Tower (5:30)
6). Winter (22:03)
7). Clear Windowpane (3:24)
Total Run Time: 55:44

Released on CD & LP.

LP tracklisting:
A1 Turned to Stone
A2 Land of the Dead
A3 Last Chance
A4 Gorgon
B1 Black Tower
B2 Winter

LP limitations:
• 400 copies on black.
• 100 copies on clear

As a recap, this is our picks of our favourite records, so if you haven’t heard this band or this record, go check em’ out. We’ll be back next week with yet more, Choice Cuts!!  So until then, stay metal and Doom On!!