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Review from Disfactory Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Disfactory Webzine
Published: August 1, 2014
*Google translation of Italian review

Every now and then from Australia comes out some reality Gothic Metal able to emerge from mediocrity, but in this case you have to say and point out how the Lycanthia are not exactly the newcomer, the first demo in fact dates back to 1997, while the onset through full-length came just two years later (enough already these few details to figure out what we're going to be faced today). But after M...

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Review from Deaf Sparrow Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 25, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Deaf Sparrow Webzine
Published: April 24, 2014

Sometimes we kind of have this “thing” for Gothic metal, especially of the black variety, or perhaps with a touch of “the doom” for extra thickness.  When properly combined these things create  a tragic beast.  It’s the kind of thing denied by God as something which may exist, the kind of thing that gets you into trouble more often than not.  When you have such a thing in your possession, it can skew the way you view th...

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Review from Pitchline Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pitchline Zine
Published: March 31, 2014
*Google translation of Spanish review

Although the band was formed in 1996, what concerns us here is only the second full-length of this sextet from Sydney after posting earlier, in 1999, their first album, "Myriad", plus an ep called "Within the walls "he made ​​a bridge between the two. Lycanthia proposes What is a Gothic-Doom-Metal adhering strictly to employers that this style has created over the years. The group complies with ...

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Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: March 7, 2014

Although they only have two full-length releases, one demo and an EP, Lycanthia have been around since 1996 and are among the last long-standing metal bands of their kind in Australia. The group are made up of six members; a bassist/vocalist, a violinist/vocalist, a keyboardist/vocalist, a drummer and two guitarists. During their time, Lycanthia have seen numerous additions and subtractions in their line-up, making it almost imp...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 24, 2014, In : Album Reviews 
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: April 2014

Since 1996, the Australian Lycanthia released a demo in ’96, debut album in ’99, an EP in ’06, and now, the second album in 2013. Showing an even better musicianship and a stronger approach since their last album “Myriad”, Lycanthia presents a fairly standard but still nice album of melodic doom / death metal , dominated by clean female vocals, somber riffs, and devastating violin melodies. Although not rev...

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Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 5

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 5
Published: November 2013

Canadian record label “Hypnotic Dirge Records” keeps on sending us their production and trying to fit the frames of “Forgotten Path”. With a quick look over all their releases they pay most attention to second-rate BM projects and much more interesting Doom Metal genre bands, in my opinion. Although the majority of them lack creativity or some other traits to make momentary impressions of admiration, like durin...

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Review from Metal as Fuck Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Album Reviews 
From: Metal as Fuck Webzine
Published: September 18, 2013

Doom metal has always been an interesting sub-genre in that once you move away from the more traditional offshoots of the genre and start looking at the less accessible variants of the sound, (such as death doom or funeral doom) you start to find only a few quality acts spread out through the underground all over the world. That's because there's never really been a centralized scene for that kind of metal, there's no Gothen...

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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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Released: April 7, 2013
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Gothic Death-Doom Metal