Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Review from Metal Revolution Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Metal Revolution Webzine
Published: June 5, 2013

It has been well over a decade since the previous full-length release from Lycanthia, but lots has happened in the meantime, well at least in regards to the band's lienu-up. Band's founder Lee Tassaker has gone through more than fifteen different band members.
You'd think that all this would make it hard for Tassaker to maintan the focus and core of the idea behind Lycanthia. Fortunately that is not the case. This, mostly thanks...

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Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
Published: June 4, 2013

Lycanthia are one of those bands you may well have heard of, with 17 years and counting of existence behind them, yet never actually heard anything by, thanks to a prior release catalogue comprising just one demo, one album and an EP - none of which are readily obtainable. Second album 'Oligarchy', initially released through Australia's Green Media Distribution in 2012 (a mere 13 years after the debut full-length 'Myriad'), was the start...

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Review from Headbang Music

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Headbang Music
Published: June 1, 2013
*Google translation of Italian review

Every now and then from Australia comes out some gothic reality out of the norm, even though the Lycanthia are not exactly newbies since the first demo was in 1997 while the first full in 1999. Then the little or nothing for years and years (only an EP in 2006) until you get to this Oligarchy first self-produced, then backed by Hypnotic Dirge Records that could not let him perish rightly long in water...

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Review from Global Domination Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Global Domination Webzine
: May 30, 2013
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“Oligarchy” is the second album from this Australian gothic doom band and it has a very 90s flavour to it. The band seems a bit obsessed with early Theatre of Tragedy. The mix of clean, melodic female vocals (done pretty well) with harsh, growled and rasped vocals and loads of violins and keyboards gives it a feel similar to late 90s goth-doom acts like The Sins of Thy Beloved but Lycanthia’s sound is rougher and lacks t...
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Released: April 7, 2013
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Gothic Death-Doom Metal