Release date: 20 January 2014
Style: Progressive gothic metal, Progressive doom metal

Rating:

7.7 | 51 votes

Owners:

30 have it
6 want it


01. A Triptych Journey
02. The Mire
03. Disenchanted
04. L'Appel Du Vide
05. Ethereal Blindness
06. Embrace The Mayhem
07. An Somnium
08. As Soleness Recedes


Line-up
Catherine "Cat" Guirguis - vocals, keyboards
Ben VanVollenhoven - vocals, guitars
Daniel Warrington - vocals, bass
Matthew "Matt" Bell - guitars, samples
Andrew Craig - drums, percussion


Additional info
Produced and mixed by Ryan Huthnance.
Mastered by Jens Bogren.
Artwork by Spiros Antoniou.

Staff pick by
Ivor

24.01.2014 While you wait for the MS Awards to start, here's something fresh to occupy your ears for a week. This album here beats most of what I heard from the past year in gothic. And beats them by a long mile. What makes it good is the variety, ranging from the very heavy to the very atmospheric, from doom to gothic, and beyond, orchestrated and not. It even has a sax thrown in for a good measure at one point and sounding so damn good.

Just try "A Triptych Journey."

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quirin - 24.01.2014 at 22:15  
  "A Triptych Journey." -> great stuff! Thanks for the tip.
PocketMetal - 24.01.2014 at 23:00  
Rating: 7 I listened to it a while back and even though I can't deny it's good ... I think the metal part of it isn't as good as the orchestral stuff , it kinda left me unimpressed except for that sax surprise. and the female vocalist is somewhat bland tbh.

still I think it's worth at least one listen.
theembryo - 18.02.2014 at 02:02  
Rating: 8 Found it quite good - plus with vocal contributions from Marc of Germany's *Morgoth, a great Australian release, this

*Fixed by a being with a better memory.
MechanisT - 13.03.2014 at 15:13  
  What a fine, fine album. This is way better than I expected, and it reignited my dormant vehemence for some quality gothic metal, which had been sadly missing for a number of years up until now.
psykometal - 31.03.2014 at 18:38  
  Very good release. Highly recommended for fans of Doom and Gothic.
Cynic Metalhead - 31.03.2014 at 18:58  
 
Written by psykometal on 31.03.2014 at 18:38

Very good release. Highly recommended for fans of Doom and Gothic.


Right on my chart.

Thanks.
M C Vice - 04.04.2014 at 11:54  
Rating: 8 Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.
Troy Killjoy - 04.04.2014 at 18:01  
 
Written by M C Vice on 04.04.2014 at 11:54
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.
psykometal - 04.04.2014 at 20:49  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.

Lol. Not quite. More like if Dimmu Borgir were to switch gears to Gothic doom and replace Vortex with a female.

Edit: @Vice I found myself drawing the same comparison the other day while listening to this.
Troy Killjoy - 04.04.2014 at 20:51  
 
Written by psykometal on 04.04.2014 at 20:49
Lol. Not quite. More like if Dimmu Borgir were to switch gears to Gothic doom and replace Vortex with a female.

I have been misled. Shame on you, M C.
M C Vice - 05.04.2014 at 06:50  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

Written by M C Vice on 04.04.2014 at 11:54
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.

I thought about saying something like that in my post cause I knew else someone would.
Troy Killjoy - 05.04.2014 at 07:09  
 
Written by M C Vice on 05.04.2014 at 06:50
I thought about saying something like that in my post cause I knew else someone would.

I can be relied upon for delivering cliche responses to just about everything, don't worry.
M C Vice - 07.04.2014 at 10:45  
Rating: 8 What does the title mean, anyway?
psykometal - 07.04.2014 at 15:07  
 
Written by M C Vice on 07.04.2014 at 10:45

What does the title mean, anyway?

According to Google Translate the literal translation is "Call of Empty". So I'm going to assume a more proper translation would be something like "The Call of the Void"...
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:12  
Rating: 8 Maybe I'm just craving for new great gothic metal, but this stuff sounds really good so far (as I type this I'm listening to the album).

Damn, I must say I'm surprised by an actually good gothic release for a change.
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.


Maybe the modern Dimmu Borgir, because they most certainly were BM until just a few years ago.
Troy Killjoy - 13.04.2014 at 20:47  
 
Written by Erik M. on 13.04.2014 at 20:42
Maybe the modern Dimmu Borgir...

Why would you assume I meant old DB?
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.04.2014 at 20:47

Why would you assume I meant old DB?


Well, the only non-BM DB song I listened to was Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir. Pretty mediocre symphonic metal. Tried to listen to the whole album but didn't like it a lot so I never finished it. So to me DB is still linked to BM, more or less.
CyberSymphony - 26.04.2014 at 18:45  
Rating: 8 Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.
Erik M. - 17.05.2014 at 17:33  
Rating: 8
Written by CyberSymphony on 26.04.2014 at 18:45

Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.


I'd say this is actually the best gothic album of the last few years. Indeed a very good find. Hell, it's even in my top 15 of my Beauty and the Beast list right now.

I really enjoy this album a lot. So much variety to be found. It can be a little cheesy, but it's the kind of cheese that's acceptable to me.
CyberSymphony - 17.05.2014 at 21:00  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 17.05.2014 at 17:33

Written by CyberSymphony on 26.04.2014 at 18:45

Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.


I'd say this is actually the best gothic album of the last few years. Indeed a very good find. Hell, it's even in my top 15 of my Beauty and the Beast list right now.

I really enjoy this album a lot. So much variety to be found. It can be a little cheesy, but it's the kind of cheese that's acceptable to me.

The only problem which I find is the female vocals which are a little weak, but doesn't ruin the album in any way. Might as well add it to my gothic list too
Erik M. - 17.05.2014 at 21:04  
Rating: 8
Written by CyberSymphony on 17.05.2014 at 21:00

The only problem which I find is the female vocals which are a little weak, but doesn't ruin the album in any way. Might as well add it to my gothic list too


I agree to an extent. I wouldn't say the female vocals are weak, but they're not great. Just decent/good. Yeah, I would say it's a nice addition to your list. One of my top 5 albums of 2014 currently.
flightoficarus - 02.02.2015 at 00:27  
  Giving this a cursory listen now. I like this bettwr than any of the others in the category (minus the dubiously placed Melana Chasmata). Nice orchestrations, heavy vocals, female leads have a vague Portishead sound to them. Will give more attentionlater.
Reaper_Redeamer - 02.02.2015 at 23:40  
  One more quality band form Australia!

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