Funeral doom outfit APHONIC THRENODY premiere majestic track via Captured Howls

The human experience is rife with a myriad range of emotions and yet, quite singularly, it is grief or the heavyhearted feeling of loss that engulfs, affects, and eventually enables most human thought and action. In their self-titled track from the upcoming “The Great Hatred” full-length, atmospheric death/funeral doom band Aphonic Threnody pay ode to this very same visceral emotion, replete with a melancholic musicality that fittingly rips at you you while still pleasuring you aurally. ‘The Great Hatred’s lyric video premiered on Captured Howls recently, and is part of a scintillating track list that is being hailed by many as the ‘best thing heard this year’ or similar. You can read more and check out the premiere AT THIS LINK. An excerpt –

“The band’s music feels majestic yet mournful, as if surveying some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland. The melodies feel crisp and poignant, but the band present them with expansive, somber performances that reveal a current of chest-clutching tension.”

Reviews:

– “An absolutely must have doom metal album” – Metal Temple (Greece) 10/10

– “Easily one of the best doom releases of the year” – GBHBL (UK) 9.5/10

– “a great gem” – Dioses Del Metal (Spain)

– “an album that will ask you to face your feelings and beckon you for a re-listen” – Metal-Rules (Canada) 4.5/5

– “their doom metal is magical” – Deadly Storm (Czech Republic)

– “a stunner through and through” – Two Guys Metal Reviews (US)

– “the perfect sound for 2020” – The Obelisk (US)

– “left me speechless” – Greek Rebels (Greece)

– “epic and wistful” – Twilight Magazin (Germany) 12/15

– “majestic yet mournful” – Captured Howls (US)

– “A great album” – Necromance (Spain) 8.5/10

– “an ode to funeral doom in all its glory” – Doomed And Stoned (US)

– “a dramatic, pummeling record” – Metal Mead Metal (US)

– “the first atmospheric death doom metal band I have ever spent any significant time with” – Glacially Musical (UK) A rating

– “Recommended” – Dargedik (Peru) 8.3/10

– “a truly captivating journey” – The Metal Observer (Canada)

– “powerfully moving” – Metal Talk (UK)

– “makes for an engaging listen” – Metal Jacket Magazine (Croatia)

Aphonic Threnody:  (International) – The Great Hatred (October 16th, 2020)

Genre – Atmospheric Death/Doom Metal
Release Date – October 16th, 2020
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records

For fans of – My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Noctu, Officium Triste, Poema Arcanvs, early Anathema, Illimitable Dolor, Towards Atlantis Lights, Et Moriemur

Members of Towards Atlantis Lights, Dea Marica, Arrant Saudade and more collaborate to conjure up the finest kind of death/doom metal that encompasses the best qualities this style has to offer – stirring melodies, heaving riffs, immersive atmosphere, and some of the lowest, most anguished vocals possible alternating with lucid, spoken passages. None of it is overbearing or lingers on for too long as the songs waft through the doom vacuum, making their presence felt and imperceptibly changing something inside the unsuspecting listener. Much happens during the course of the hour and Aphonic Threnody don’t follow a strict formula, leaving things open-ended and unpredictable as they keep changing things around without disrupting the emotional temperament. The Great Hatred makes for an engaging listen and will make you come back to unravel its richly layered and elegantly intertwined compositions. It’s akin to living life all over again. And again. 

Band lineup –
Juan Escobar C. (Arrant Saudade) – Vocals, Bass, Guitar & Keys
Riccardo Veronese (Towards Atlantis Lights, Dea Marica) – Guitars

Artwork by Misanthropic Art (Xpus, Death Courier)

Track listing –
1. Locura
2. Interrogation
3. The Great Hatred
4. Drowning
5. The Rise Of The Phoenix
6. The Fall

Official Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

Aphonic Threnody Facebook

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