Forest Stream

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Forest Stream
Origin Chernogolovka, Russia
Genres Symphonic black metal
Doom metal
Gothic metal
Years active 1995–present
Labels Earache Records
Candlelight Records
Website www.forest-stream.com
Members Sonm the Darkest
Stone R
Wizard Omin
Elhella
Berserk
Kir

Forest Stream is a symphonic black / doom / Gothic metal band formed in Chernogolovka, Russia in 1995. The band draws inspiration from long and harsh Russian winters. Stylistically, the band's epic sound combines the atmosphere of the British doom metal of the 1990s and of the Norwegian black metal. The band's lyrics revolve around the themes of sorrow and hopelessness. Their first album, Tears of Mortal Solitude was released in early 2003 and was warmly received by the critics. In May 2007, the band went on their first international tour in Ukraine. In September 2007, the band was signed by Candlelight Records [1] and recording for their second album, The Crown of Winter , commenced soon after. The band are currently believed to be unsigned [2] with no mention of a new album, but are still active.

Symphonic black metal is a subgenre of black metal that emerged in the mid to late 1990s, and incorporates symphonic and orchestral elements.

Doom metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other heavy metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread, and impending doom. The genre is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath, who formed a prototype for doom metal with songs such as "Black Sabbath", "Children of the Grave", "Electric Funeral" and "Into the Void". During the first half of the 1980s, a number of bands from England, the United States and Sweden defined doom metal as a distinct genre.

Gothic metal is a fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music. The genre originated during the early 1990s in the United Kingdom originally as an outgrowth of death-doom, a fusion of death metal and doom metal. Lyrics are generally dark and introspective with inspiration from gothic fiction as well as personal experiences.

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<i>Tears of Mortal Solitude</i> album by Forest Stream

Tears of Mortal Solitude is the first full-length album by the Russian symphonic black / doom / Gothic metal band Forest Stream. It was released on January 27, 2003 through Earache Records.

<i>The Crown of Winter</i> 2009 studio album by Forest Stream

The Crown of Winter is the second full-length album by the Russian symphonic black / doom / Gothic metal band Forest Stream. Originally scheduled for release on March 23, 2009 through Candlelight Records, it was delayed until August 11.

Demos

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References

  1. "Forest Stream Signs To Candlelight Records". metalunderground.com. 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  2. "Candlelight Records - Past Artists". 2015-02-13. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15.

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