'A Shadowplay For Yesterdays' is the third album by A Forest Of Stars
. After the editions of 'The Corpse Of Rebirth' (2008) and 'Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring' (2010), this record is the real Lupus Lounge/Prophecy Productions debut by the group. While their first two albums hinted at the huge potential of the collective, 'A Shadowplay ...' is aspiring for even greater things, surpassing itself in the process.
The eccentric and sinister compositions that are the trademark of A Forest Of Stars
are still the music's foundation, but at the same time, they lace their avant-garde Black Metal with influences from the rich musical heritage of Great Britain: epic Doom riffs find their place alongside the melodics and playfulness of classic Prog Rock. But despite its musical diversity and complexity, 'A Shadowplay ...' is the band's most accessible and catchy album by far. Skilfully, they unite the trademarks of the past with new ideas for the future, and in doing so, they present the most important album of their discography to date.