Reviewed by Nuno on 10 Oct 2001
In the Woods is one of those bands that do not fit in any of the known categories of Metal music.
If I was going to label them, I would use such words as Dark, slightly Gothic and definitely Progressive, but I would also use Misterious, Innovative and Experimental.
Srange in Stereo is not an album to be listened to with empty ears and empty head. It is not even an album to be listened to only once. In fact, it may take a few spins in the CD player till one begins to absorb the inner self of the compositions.
Strange in Stereo is totally the right name for this release, for it is full of very strange musicality, odd arrangements, and the final result is a bizarre trip through an absolutely original sounding.
Despite this is a no more band, they left us a legacy of 4 great albums, full of many hours of music that enthrals the listener in its meadows and in the landscapes it creates.
Doomy lyrics, low down male and strong female vocals and the use of cello to haunt the most emotive passages are amongst the many tricks the band uses to capture a really dark core that form the body of the record but its head and shoulders rise really high…
Albeit the fact I have listen this album a few times, it still feels uncomfortable to review it, due to the fact the words that could be used to describe it are somehow missing. And you really need an explorer heart and an adventurous mind to mentally unveil the places where the music is taking you.