Just a little while ago, Woods of Ypres confirmed the title of their new album as Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light. It’s their first record for Earache, with the label having re-released their 2009 album Woods 4: The Green Album earlier this year. Woods 4 is an album that really took me by surprise. From what I read about the band, it sounded like it would be a decent record but it was so much more – beautifully melodic, suitably downcast and necessarily heavy. There’s plenty of Type O Negative and Katatonia vibes running throughout the album too, which is no bad thing.
Also, I had the chance to interview David Gold from the band a few months ago. Check that out HERE.