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  • Summary: The Finnish doom/death metal band's fifth full-length is a concept album about a father burying his child.
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  1. Sep 5, 2012
    70
    Emerald Forest and the Blackbird is far and away Swallow the Sun's most theatrical release.
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    70
    Like all of the best Swallow the Sun songs past, these are invariably lush, powerful, cathartic musical statements; rich in texture, multiple emotions, and even nuance, but we'd be lying to call them revolutionary, or even seriously evolutionary.
  3. Sep 5, 2012
    60
    It's a good album, but one undone by its more extreme moments. [25 Feb 2012, p.52]
  4. Sep 5, 2012
    50
    The thing about Emerald Forest and the Blackbird, though, is that it has no logical direction and no cohesive force, despite its strong and intriguing concept.
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