Woods of Ypres

Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache Records)

The Grey Skies are wet with tears; the last recording made with David Gold (RIP) takes on a new, powerful Romantic dimension while still retaining their bitter cynicism and expert musicianship.

There’s a particular twinge of grief that threads itself through this record – of course, the untimely passing of David Gold was as saddening as it was sudden.

Woods of Ypres - IV: The Green Album (Earache/Riot)

Unrelentingly soul-destroying, the Canadian quartet's fourth offering (even as a re-release from 2009) is a slab of innovative yet infinitely intriguing doom metal depression.

Interestingly, Woods of Ypres seem like a band that merely stands on the shoulder of giants upon initial listens.