#1
I used the searchbar and found nothing, so I thought I would dedicate a thread solely to this amazing Canadian band Woods of Ypres. If you haven't heard of them,their a Black/Doom/Folk Metal band and you are fans of Agalloch,Ulver, and others I highly recommend you check them out. For all of you who have heard the band, what is your favorite album/song?

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Well you fail at searching. Not a big fan of WoY, btw. Don't get why they constantly get compared to Agalloch.
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Use this thread:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=17982040&highlight=Woods+of+Ypres#post17982040


I have personally loved them ever since a certain regular (yertletheturtle) recommended them to me. Ever since, Pursuit has been one of my personal favourites. Dragged Across a Forest Floor is spectacular. I never dug the 1st/3rd releases as much though, even though they are class as well.

For some reason, this forum seems to think of WoY as a poor man's Agalloch though. Why, I don't know.
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they get compared to Agalloch because they want to be Agalloch


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nah man,

they blatantly worship Agalloch. Anyone can see that.

Granted, they have a little of their own tastes thrown in, but I don't care for it much. As you said, to me it seems like watered down Agalloch.

I have Woods II and the only song I cared for was Shedding the Deadwood. Cool song.
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nah man,

they blatantly worship Agalloch. Anyone can see that.

Granted, they have a little of their own tastes thrown in, but I don't care for it much. As you said, to me it seems like watered down Agalloch.

I have Woods II and the only song I cared for was Shedding the Deadwood. Cool song.


I hear waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more alternative rock influence in the later 2 releases than anything, as well as plenty more black metal influence than Agalloch have ever exhibited in any song. Take a lot at Lock Eyes With a Wild Beast, Dragged Across a Forest Floor and The Sea of Immeasurable Loss for the black metal influence. And any of the acoustic tracks on Pursuit for the alt. rock.
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I hear waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more alternative rock influence in the later 2 releases than anything, as well as plenty more black metal influence than Agalloch have ever exhibited in any song. Take a lot at Lock Eyes With a Wild Beast, Dragged Across a Forest Floor and The Sea of Immeasurable Loss for the black metal influence. And any of the acoustic tracks on Pursuit for the alt. rock.


ehh..

true, I hear lots of alt rock in it. The black metal is kinda meh imo, just lazy tremelo riffs.

they just never jumped out at me.

the reason I compared them to 'lloch was because with each release, they lean closer to the rock and less metal, but as with 'lloch, its not necessarily a bad thing.
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#9
Meh. I find WoY's music very "true" imho. Not in the elitist way, but more that I find that it's quite clear to me that they do what they want.

I've met David Gold and although he can be a huge prick, he's very much aware of the hate for WoY. But like with many bands, you get love/hate relationships. Of course unlike Agalloch, David's not even close to making a living with the band. I think if he really wanted to make money he wouldn't be in a struggling relatively underground band that makes little money.

But yes...not for everyone.
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#10
i like the ideas and concepts they put into the music more than the music itself. one day they might mature so to speak, into a fantastic band.
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