Novembers Doom - Aphotic

8.1 | 271 votes |
Release date: 10 May 2011
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. The Dark Host
02. Harvest Scythe
03. Buried
04. What Could Have Been
05. Of Age And Origin - Part 1: A Violent Day
06. Of Age And Origin - Part 2: A Day Of Joy
07. Six Sides
08. Shadow Play

Paul Kuhr - vocals
Lawrence Roberts - guitar
Vito Marchese - guitar
Michael Feldman - bass
Sasha Horn - drums

Additional Instrumentation
Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals (4)
Rachel Barton Pine - violin
Dan Swanö - vocals (5, 6)
Ben Johnson - keyboard

Additional info
Produced by Novembers Doom.
Engineering and editing by Chris Wisco, Belle City Sound, Racine, WI, USA.
Mixed by Dan Swanö at Square One, Orebro, Sweden.
Mastered by Dan Swanö at Square One, Orebro, Sweden.
Music written and arranged by Novembers Doom.
Lyrics by Paul Kuhr.
Cover and exterior design and Illustration by Tommy Genest.
Intererior design and illustration by Jason Hicks.
Photography by Raymond Boykin & Paul Kuhr.

It took me about one minute to realize Novembers Doom's latest is a drastic improvement over their previous release. They have found that ideal balance between dark, melodic death and the pulsing, downbeat of doom, and do it with arrangements and production that is assertive yet fluid. For fans of deeply personal lyrics, Paul Kuhr has always been one of the best around, and he's as drastic as ever here. And to top it off, fans of Anneke van Giersbergen will find her doing an excellent guest appearance with Paul as well (and in the available video track)!

Oh, and did I mention how great they are live?

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Comments: 36   Visited by: 969 users
31.07.2011 - 12:58
Rating: 7
A decent album, but - aside from the great vocals - I don't hear that much of interest happening. Although entertaining, it's not top 10 material in my opninion.
11.08.2011 - 04:34
Rating: 8
The first three songs are great, it goes downhill from there...
but overall a good album 7.5 for me
17.10.2011 - 16:35
Rating: 9
I really enjoyed this album, excellent vocals and I liked the combination of doom and melodic death, it was quite beautiful actually
17.09.2012 - 17:03
Rating: 9
Amazing album, my favorite by these guys!
Off topic, but I got a Dubstep ad from Youtube on this page.
27.03.2014 - 19:47
A staff guy...
Written by SandRobin on 17.09.2012 at 17:03

Off topic, but I got a Dubstep ad from Youtube on this page.

Obviously a bit late, but what the hell. We don't limit ourselves to only allowing metal-related ads here, anybody can buy ad space here.
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