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05.03.2012

4-song stream from the new album The Devil’s Resolve


Inferno magazine is offering a chance to listen to four tracks from the upcoming Barren Earth album The Devil’s Resolve: http://www.inferno.fi/inferno-tarjoaa-kuuntele-puolet-uudesta-barren-earthista-6895/

 

Inferno magazine is offering a chance to listen to four tracks from the upcoming Barren Earth album The Devil’s Resolve: http://www.inferno.fi/inferno-tarjoaa-kuuntele-puolet-uudesta-barren-earthista-6895/

There are also comments from each song by Barren Earth basist Olli-Pekka Laine. The commentary is, of course, in Finnish, but below you can find a free translation of the comments!

http://surviving27.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/barren-earth-4-song-stream-from-the-new-album-the-devils-resolve/

 

Passing of the Crimson Shadows


This is one of the last songs made for the album. There are influences from bands like Autopsy, Porcupine Tree, Opeth and Pink Floyd. Black metal and stoner genres are also represented. A traditional Barren Earth cocktail, that is. The working title for the song was C2 because of the subtle resemblance with our debut album’s first track Curse of the Red River.


The Rains Begin


A longer and non-edited version of the video song of the album. Following Kasperi’s distinctive style of song writing, it is a metal tune with waltz rhythm and strong folk melodies. Notice the organ solo, which is played using real 1970’s Hammond and Leslie amplifiers.


Vintage Warlords


An old-school melo-death song, that tells a story about my and Nalle Österman’s catastrophic trip to see Morbid Angel in Stockholm. Between the growling and sawing there is a tranquil Pink Floyd part to create dynamic to the song.


As It Is Written


For apparent reasons the working title for this song was Scotland. For the same reason we asked Korpiklaani’s ex-violinist Jaakko Lemmetty aka Hittavainen to play the main theme of the song with bagpipes (or, actually with an Estonian torupilli). The middle eight is pure ELP, a band much listened to among the band members. As It Is Written is one of my favourite songs in this album.