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THE LIVING FIELDS
www.thelivingfields.com
This album will put many in a quandary. Itís clear that ĎRunning Out of Daylightí is an excellent album, but it doesnít fit in. Anywhere. The Living Fields have created a unique sound that is all their own, a concoction of folk, pagan, and Viking sounds, prog rock, and metal that magnificently transcends any and every genre. The vocals are remarkably diverse in range and style, with everything from multi-layered folk harmonies to Halford-esque metal wails to cookie-munching death grunts, each used at just the right moment to just the right effect. The strings are elaborate and extravagant. The metal riffs such as in ĎFrom Miseries to Bloodí are mighty and add a sufficiently doomy weight to the album. And the doom groove of ĎGlacial Movementsí provides an unexpected head-banging moment. And the 17-minute title track is an epic piece that, through the final days of Galileo Galilei and his crisis of faith, explores the ultimate sin of blind faith in a vast array of disparate styles. No mean feat given its duration. At once epic, progressive and doom-laden, itís very difficult to find many flaws. Sombre and striking, three years in the making, this is an accomplished work but thereís something missing thatís difficult to pinpoint. Sometimes fluid, at others a little jagged, this is a band that has strived to create something new, something different, and have, largely, succeeded. Itís not that they donít fit in to any identifiable genre because there are enough bands out there that too easily fall foul of the trappings of their chosen genre/s. That The Living Fields transcend genres is refreshing and an accolade that they should brandish with pride. This is an album of much complexity that is formidable in its execution. Itís got good music and intelligent themes. Because of all of these elements, this is a curio that is perplexingly enticing. With every listen, this album becomes increasingly and unfathomably enthralling. An hour well spent. Check it out.
LABEL:
FORMAT:
Candlelight Records
Album
RUNNING OUT OF DAYLIGHT
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Review by Jason Guest
RUNNING TIME:
60:13
RELEASE DATE:
18th July 2011
TRACK LISTING
1) Remnant
2) Perseverance
3) From Miseries to Bloodsoaked Fields
4) When the Walls Go Up
5) Bitterness
6) Glacial Movements
7) Intermissione
8) Running Out of Daylight
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
USA
"With every listen, this album becomes increasingly and unfathomably enthralling."
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