Album · 2002 · 5 Songs. More By Woods of Ypres. See All. Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light. Woods 4: The Green Album. Woods III - Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues.
Songs: Intro: The Shams of Optimism, Crossing the 45th Parallel, The Sea of Immeasurable Loss, A Meeting Place and Time, Awaiting the Inevitable. Members: Brian McManus, Aaron Palmer, David Gold. Woods of Ypres Discography. Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat.
Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat (2002). Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth (2004). Woods III: The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues (2008). Four songs from this album were later re-issued in Woods of Ypres' 2009 compilation CD Independent Nature 2002-2007. That same year, the band re-released their song Allure of the Earth from this album as a vinyl-only single, accompanied by a cover of it by Australian cellists Sebastian Simpson & Chris Doig. Songs from this album were not a frequent sight at recent Woods of Ypres concerts.
Folky, melodic, emotionally raw, and atmospheric are all appropriate descriptors for this fantastic debut EP which was first released in 2002. It is both beautiful in parts, tragic in others, and alight with fantastic lyrics throughout. Without further ado, I therefore welcome you to the amazing piece of metal by Woods of Ypres entitled in its entirety: Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat. The first track "The Shams of Optimism" begins with a little acoustic part, then kicks off into relentless double-bass and tremolo picking which never lets up, save for a small bass-driven section towards the end of the song.
The only compilation released by Woods of Ypres, this album was both the band's first release after relocating to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 2008 and their last full-length release through Krankenhaus Records.
Released: Aug 9, 2002 Release type: Single/EP Number Of Tracks: 5 For a first effort this is very well put together and all the songs make this EP hold. Released: Aug 9, 2002 Release type: Single/EP Number Of Tracks: 5 For a first effort this is very well put together and all the songs make this EP hold up surprisingly well to the rest of the bands catalogue. 1 10 1 Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs From the Dead Summer Heat. Overall I'm reminded of Gorgoroth, though Woods of Ypres music is more depressive and less hateful.
|A1||Intro: The Shams Of Optimism||3:01|
|A2||Crossing The 45th Parallel||6:47|
|A3||The Sea Of Immeasurable Loss||7:07|
|B1||A Meeting Place And Time||8:45|
|B2||Awaiting The Inevitable||4:56|
- Artwork By [Logo] – Neil Laperriere
- Bass – Aaron Palmer
- Drums, Composed By – David Gold
- Guitar – Brian McManus
- Photography [Band] – Eden Baltulis
- Vocals – Aaron Palmer, Brian McManus
NotesReissue on black vinyl, limited to 400 copies.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 055006 540888
- Matrix / Runout: MOSH 408 LP A NS MPO
- Matrix / Runout: MOSH 408 LP B NS MPO
|none||Woods Of Ypres||Against The Seasons: Cold Winter Songs From The Dead Summer Heat (CDr, EP)||Not On Label||none||Canada||2002|
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|MOSH408CD||Woods Of Ypres||Against The Seasons: Cold Winter Songs From The Dead Summer Heat (CD, EP, RE)||Earache||MOSH408CD||UK||2014|
|MOSH408LP||Woods Of Ypres||Against The Seasons - Cold Winter Songs From The Dead Summer Heat (12", EP, Ltd, RE, Whi)||Earache||MOSH408LP||UK||2014|
|MOSH408CD||Woods Of Ypres||Against The Seasons: Cold Winter Songs From The Dead Summer Heat (5xFile, AAC, EP, RE, 256)||Earache||MOSH408CD||UK||2014|