As the opening track to one of 2012's most truly brilliant albums, 'Lightning & Snow' begins Woods of Ypres' 'Grey Skies & Electric Light' with an exhilarating blend of black metal, gothic metal and doom.

'Lightning & Snow' powers through polarizing vocal styles, swift time signature changes and an intriguing story of a man struck by lightning, witnessing a vacant afterlife and living on with the burden of seeing the absence of god.