Servitude to Earth is Landforge's sophomore album, which is normally the dreaded album of all bands and artists alike. With the success of the first album, Creation Cycle, fans have been chomping at the bit for more, their hunger insatiable. When Servitude to Earth was announced, hopes were high, and mouths were drooling, but was the album going to live up to our expectations? I'll leave the decision up to you.
First Watch, the first track on the album, makes me think of a sunrise, rising over a plain and cresting hills, with men and women taking watch over the wall of a village, and things seem normal. Suddenly it all changes.
After giving each song on the album a number of listens, I can proudly say that if I write down how the songs make me think and all that goodness, it wouldn't fully allow you to hear them and have your own opinions on them. Each song is expertly crafted and shaped into a story that is true to Landforge fashion.
All in all, Servitude to Earth is most definitely an album that has bypassed the sophomore album curse, and it is one you should keep an eye and ear out for, in case you aren't doing so already. Release is February 15th, 2012.