Review from IYE Zine

July 10, 2017
From: IYE Zine
Published: July 9, 2017 

Una buona annata, il 2017, per le sonorità doom e funeral doom!

Dopo l’opera molto valida dei Funeralium e quella eccellente dei Fuoco Fatuo, senza dimenticare altre belle cose (Facade, Mourning Dawn, etc), arriva del tutto inatteso il secondo full dei Vin de Mia Trix, quartetto ucraino attivo dal 2009, autore di una buona prima prova nel 2013 per Solitude Productions; ora la band realmente esplode con un enorme opus doppio, di soli quattro brani per la canadese Hypnotic Dirge; stupisce che l’etichetta russa Solitude Production si sia lasciata sfuggire questa gemma di grande musica dove si fondono in modo naturale e fluido derive funeral, aromi death doom, meraviglie doom adagiate su partiture ambient e post metal. Mettetevi comodi perché le tracce sono lunghissime, come deve essere un suono funeral che si rispetti, ma come dicevo sono anche molto naturali e non ci sono forzature e difficoltà nell’ascolto.
La band ha grandi capacità di songwriting e riesce ad amalgamare in modo sopraffino tante influenze creando qualcosa di abbastanza unico; l’ascolto è stimolante, ci sono sempre idee che mantengono vivo l’ interesse e in pezzi della durata media di oltre 20′ non è per niente facile.
Il suono elaborato dalle due chitarre è semplicemente maestoso, deciso, possente ma anche fortemente dolente e melanconico, sempre alla ricerca della atmosfera particolare; la band con questo concept intende tramandare, riscrivendole, le storie e gli archetipi che sono presenti nell’inconscio collettivo e nelle varie culture e mitologie di molti popoli.
Anche i titoli dei quattro brani hanno un sapore misterioso (Matarisvan, Pharmakos, Fuimus e Noe) e gli inizi ambient dei primi due brani non fanno che offrire un substrato particolare al tutto e la buonissima produzione con tutti gli strumenti ben equilibrati confeziona un “lavoro” veramente notevole; tutti i brani sono un lungo viaggio in cui  tutti gli ingredienti sono magicamente fusi:  ad esempio in Matarisvan, il primo brano, l’introspettivo incipit ambient si modula in atmosfere death doom e post rock debitrici del suono delle migliori band in questo settore.
Non vi è nulla di opprimente nel suono dei Vin De Mia Trix, e l’alternarsi di clean e harsh vocal (black e death) daà un ulteriore quid al tutto: questa forma d’arte, che sia doom, funeral o death doom ha sempre la capacità, quando viene manipolata da band dotate di sensibilità fuori dal comune, di scrivere pagine incommensurabili ed emozionanti.

Rating: 9/10
Reviewed by: 
Massimo Pagliaro

 

Review from Metal Wani

July 8, 2017
From: Metal Wani
Published: July 6, 2017

Ukranian Death/Doom metal band Vin De Mia Trix returns with their sophomore album ‘Palimpsests’ which is a huge improvement from their debut effort. This album is a long one at almost 100 minutes but it is a grand intricate concept album of 4 tracks each around the 20 minute mark of great soundscapes and lethargic Death/Doom with an atmospheric emphasis. Check this one out but make sure you have enough time to listen to whole thing.

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Review from Gorger's Metal Reviews

June 20, 2017
From: Gorger's Metal Reviews
Published: June 20, 2017

Vin de Mia Trix from Kyiv in Ukraine play progressive funeral doom, offering one of the year's longest albums.
Palimpsests* is a concept based on multicultural commonalities; Stories, legends and tales, as well as shared customs and practices that appear to be similar despite various beliefs or geographical, cultural, and ethnic differences. A duration of about 1 hour and 38 minutes makes Palimpsests just short of 100 minutes.
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Review from Metal Injection

June 16, 2017
From: Metal Injection
Published: June 16, 2017

Finally, the weekend is upon us. What better way to kick it off than with the latest installment of "Funeral Doom Friday". For those who are new to this column; each week features a new or classic album from the realm of extreme doom. Much of funeral/death doom's might comes from an oppressive emotional weight and the use of death or black metal motifs (played at a trudging pace, of course.) Pioneers like Mournful Congregation, Evoken,...

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Review from Deep Beneath

June 16, 2017
From: Deep Beneath
Published: June 16, 2017

“Palimpsests” is one of those releases that need time, a lot of time to get under your skin. You see, what we have here is a 100 minute long doom release… The term “doom” is very reductive in Vin de Mia Trix’s case, as in the band’s music one can find hints of various different reflections of music genres that have in common the doom aesthetic. Classic, traditional doom, funeral doom, post metal, atmospheric death metal, all...

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Review from Rockcult.ru

June 9, 2017
From: Rockcult.ru
Published: June 9, 2017

Очередное сокровище дум-метал сцены выпустила группа Vin de Mia Trix. Альбом Palimpsets вышел в юбилейный для команды год (10 лет исполняется VdMT), а процесс его написания занял целых 6 лет. Релиз состоит из четырех (!) песен, длительность которых тем не менее ...

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Review from Hard Rock Info

June 9, 2017
From: Hard Rock Info
Published: June 9, 2017

Oh man, how come I decided to give this a chance then? There's just 4 tracks, but the songs last for 19,15 to as much as 29,44 (!) minutes. Insane! The music is very slow and meditative, and they call it progressive funeral doom metal. I have to admit that this wasn't so bad after all. I would rather call this dream doom though, and the songs are a little too long for my taste. But I'm glad that it didn't suck anyway. And that's always s...

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Review from Ave Noctum

June 9, 2017
From: Ave Noctum
Published: June 7, 2017

We last heard from this strangely entitled Ukrainian lot when they dropped debut album ‘Once Hidden From Sight’ back in 2013. It didn’t go down remarkably well and so this one was approached with a certain amount of trepidation especially as it is a whopping film length, double disc, four tracker weighing in at a hefty 97 minutes. With this in mind anyone with half a brain cell should be aware what sort of category to plonk the group i...

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Review from Transcending Obscurity

June 9, 2017
From: Transcending Obscurity
Published: June 5, 2017

Let’s not mince words – this is an absolutely stunning album. It’s an ambitious release too, containing 98 minutes of colossal, weighty, emotive doom metal spread out over only four tracks. ‘Palimpsests’ is epic and adventurous, taking the listener on what is not only an epic journey, but an outright odyssey of texture, rich emotion, and dark atmosphere. Merging together elements of doom metal, post-metal, funeral doom,...

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Review from Doom-Metal.com

May 31, 2017
From: Doom-metal.com
Published: May 31, 2017

OK - well, this is...sizeable. A double CD package: four tracks occupying well over an hour and a half of music, all wrapped in designs filled with cryptic symbology and iconography, delving into quasi-religious mythological archetypes, and with a whacking great booklet included. In fact, 'sizeable' doesn't really do it justice - let's go with 'bloody enormous', instead. 

VdMT, never the most predictable of bands - despite the constancy o...

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 Released: May 31, 2017
500 Copies (250 through HDR)
Genre:: Progressive Funeral Doom

Co-release with Cimmerian Shade Recordings

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