WOODS OF INFINITY – FORLAT (Obscure Abhorrence Productions)

If Woods of Infinity serves any meaningful purpose any more, then I am at a loss to identify it. Sometimes when you listen to a really bad album, you just have to ask yourself a very obvious question: what was the point of that? Which is how I’m feeling after exposing myself to ‘Förlåt’ – one of the most pointless, irrelevant and downright annoying things I’ve ever had the misfortune of hearing.

You know that joke band in The Muppet Show? It sounds like them – only worse. One of the centrepieces of the album, the cover of ‘Walking In The Air’ is excruciatingly nauseating (who needs such infantile sarcasm?) and the feeling of utter cringe-worthiness lingers throughout the rest of the CD. Terrible music, dreadful vocals and a total lack of focus or inspiration culminate in the worst release by far from a band that’s long since passed its Best Before date.

Really, there’s no point beating about the bush or pulling any punches: this is shockingly bad and Woods Of Infinity should be ashamed of themselves for churning out such a ridiculous release. This has absolutely nothing to do with proper Black Metal and is downright annoying in every conceivable manner.

I know some might suggest that I just don’t get Woods Of Infinity, that perhaps their juvenile sense of fun and gay abandon goes over my head and that the joke is ultimately on me but, honestly, why would anyone want to get nonsense like this?

Evilometer: 000/666