Browsing Archive: July, 2013

Review from Pest Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pest Webzine
Published: May 2013 (Posted late)

We're already used with Hypnotic Dirge offering us quality stuff, isn't it? Well Lycanthia isn't any exception from the rule, but they are walking different paths than previously shown by HDR. Although still melancholic like the rest Lycanthia's music is a combination of Gothic, Doom and Death Metal with beauty and the best type of vocals, keyboards and violin all over the place. These guys are around since 1996 and it seems they...

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Review from We Love Metal Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: We Love Metal
Published: July 13, 2013
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There are so many sub-genres and offshoots of metal these days I tend to stick to the few I know and rarely stray from my happy place. With that said, every once and awhile a band will come along that appeals to me and I feel I need to learn more.

Lycanthia from Australia recently grabbed my interest and for me to put them in a sub-genre of metal would sound something like this: “Neo-classical fusion of doom/death, layered with keyboard...

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Review from ZWareMetalen Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: July 13, 2013
*Google translation of Dutch review

Opener The Essential Components Of Misery does initially think of a weak infusion of Draconian . Not entirely surprising, the Australian Lycanthia is also shared female fronted and makes music that sounds like a fusion of slow death with doom, gothic and rock with a metal trim. The band has been around since 1997 and is therefore not a new player on the field.

Same opening track is immediately one of the ...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: July 8, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

The formation gothic / doom of Lycanthia navigate within the underground scene since more than three decades: despite having lived a then that would assure a discrete manufacturing, has found itself for many reasons, primarily the continuous changes of a pinwheel training that currently sees the only bassist / vocalist Lee Tassaker as remaining original member, to provide the listener with their...

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Review from Legacy Magazine; Issue #85

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Legacy Magazine; Issue #85
Published: June 2013
*Google translation of German review

In Australia, the time has stopped. At least for the active band since 1996, Lycanthia. Which has indeed left 14 years time for their second album, but it sounds to the typical Gothic Doom the Nineties, with the Theatre Of Tragedy, Tristania or My Dying Bride have grown. The long compositions are thus two voices intoned, the grunts of Lee Tassaker but is quite flashy, while two ladies with ...

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Review from Destructive Music

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Destructive Music
July 1, 2013
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On first listen, I did quite like Lycanthia’s ‘Oligarchy’ as a mood-setter: it has the gently twanging lead guitar lines, keening violin melodies, and pretty decent operatic female vocal/growled male vocal duo that make a good gothic/doom metal album. There’s some luscious and tasty composition elements in here, particularly in the classical-influenced sections, but I felt that something was not quite sitting right, and it eve...

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Released: April 7, 2013
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Gothic Death-Doom Metal