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Review from The Black Planet

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : English 
From: The Black Planet
Published: February 26, 2018

Formed in 2015 in Rochester city, Mavradoxa is a talented duo comprised by Nival (vocals, guitar and bass) and Lux (vocals and drums). Less than a year after their debut album, “Sojourners”, this Laurentian Black Metal band returns with their second full-length, “Lethean Lament”. This album offers the listeners approximately one hour of atmospherically injected black metal.

The journey starts with “Cicadan”, an instrume...

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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: January 25, 2018 

After their formation in 2015, the American atmospheric black metal band Mavradoxa released their debut full-length, Sojourners, in 2016. Since June 22nd guitarist/vocalist Nival and drummer/vocalist Lux got a successor released. This successor is titled Lethean Lament and was released via Hypnotic Dirge Records. 

Lethean Lament contains four track surrounded by a folky intro and outro. In the intro, called Cicadan, one of the tw...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: December 12, 2017

Recorded in the spring of 2017, Lethean Lament, the second full-length installment by American Atmospheric Black Metal duo Mavradoxa, is not only a contemplative and majestic album that is expansive, atmospheric and melancholic, but it’s perhaps the best depiction in modern underground music of what’s commonly referred to as “Laurentian Black Metal”, being highly recommended for dreary and rain-soaked days during soli...

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Review from Teeth of the Divine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : English 
From: Teeth of the Divine
Published: November 29, 2017

Hailing from Rochester, NY, duo Mavradoxa  play a form of atmospheric black metal that would be right at home on Bindrune Recordings. It’s a woodsy, Agalloch rooted form of black metal akin to the likes of  Falls of Rauros, Alda, Wodensthrone and such. However, it does not mean its as good as those bands.

While Mavradoxa check all the boxes for the style; acoustic segues, raspy vocals, deliberate atmospheric pacing, occasional...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Webzine
Published: October 17, 2017

With Agalloch disbanding recently, it is time for a new band to take the throne to the best Atmospheric Black Metal outfit in the USA. With “Lethean Lament”, Mavradoxa makes their case to the throne. Unleashing over 60 minutes of highly engaging and intricate music, this release showcases the band’s creativity while unleashing very melodic and powerful songs.

Opening with the Empyrium-esque “Cicadan” acoustic gu...

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Review from New Noise Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : English 
From: New Noise Magazine
Published: September 18, 2017

For Rochester, NY based two-piece doom metal band Mavradoxa, everything in their sound seems to inhabit a lingering sense of cataclysm.

Turns out that the first impression of Lethean Lament is the right one. Take just one glance at the song list and their sophomore effort looks like a marathon of an album, those six tracks totaling just over an hour. That number is deceiving though, considering that the first “Cicadan” a dar...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: September 6, 2017

MAVRADOXA is an Atmospheric Black Metal band that formed in Rochester, New York, USA in 2015. They released their debut “Sojourners” in 2016, and now have followed that up with “Lethean Lament” here in 2017. The new album contains six tracks, and a running length of just over 53 minutes. From the band’s Facebook page, their interests are in “trees and rocks and such.” “Cicadan” seems to emulate the sounds of nature t...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: August, 6, 2017

Lethean Lament’ is the second album from New York-based atmospheric black metal duo Mavradoxa, and just like the excellent ‘Reclaim The Darkness’ album from Australian band King last year, it’s a massive slab of nature-obsessed majesty.

Surprising and dynamic, Lux (drums, vocals) and Nival (guitars, bass, vocals) have crafted a passionate and forceful record, that even at a running time of just over an hour, holds the atten...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: July 11, 2017

New York-based post-black metal duo Mavradoxa made a quick turnaround with the follow-up to their 2016 debut, Sojourners, a record that wore its love for Agalloch and on its metaphorical and literal sleeves. Lethean Lament picks up right where Sojourners left off, and despite the brief period between releases, Lament is a fuller, more developed, and polished version of the band, one that also benefits from a much-improved mix. Esse...

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Review from Maximum Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Maximum Metal
Published: July 11, 2017

NYC's Mavradoxa play this intricate brand of atmospheric black metal that fans of bands like Agalloch and Falls of Rauros will be more than familiar with. 4 songs that exceed 10 minutes plus in length are book ended by two beautiful instrumental tracks that provide a nice opening and closing moment for the album. With the lengthiness of the tracks, some people won't give this one much of a chance which would be a shame. Each song is a mu...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: July 7, 2017

Mavradoxa are a black metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Lethean Lament features over an hour of atmospheric black metal, played with passionate commitment and emotive grandeur.

Majestic, epic, atmospheric, melancholic…these and many other adjectives are all relevant when describing what Mavradoxa have created here, but all of them fall short until you actually listen to their music and get swept away in its rich, te...

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: July 5, 2017

Hot on the heels of their impressive debut, Sojourners, Rochester, New York’s return with their sophomore effort, Lethean Lament, which was recently released through Hypnotic Dirge Records. Where as their debut focused on a cold and frost-laden sound, their latest effort sees the rains, lush vegetation, and green soundscapes of spring time. The album’s six tracks sprawl across over an hour of atmospherically charged black metal; ...

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Review from Buffalo's Metal Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : English 
From: Buffalo's Metal Blog
Published: June 22, 2017

Our metal scene has become something of a treasure trove of atmospheric black metal bands over the past few years. Bands like Enthauptung (Buffalo), Sertraline (Buffalo) and Mavradoxa (Rochester) are at the forefront of a growing movement of truly inspirational, nature driven music, fueled by dark, foreboding atmospheres. Mavradoxa’s 2nd album, Lethean Lament, is no exception to these standards.

When we last discussed this band, ...

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Review from Metal Bandcamp

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Bandcamp
Published: June 22, 2017

I'm a sucker for bands that fall under the broad umbrella of "atmospheric black metal." I'll listen to it all day long with a smile on my face. It's my Kryptonite. So it's even more exciting when something truly remarkable raises itself above the rest of the field, and Mavradoxa's second album, Lethean Lament, does just that.

The album opener, "Cicadan," is a perfectly pleasant acoustic intro, complete with violin, but it only hints at t...

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Review from Occult Black Metal Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 9, 2017, In : English 
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: June 9, 2017

Mavradoxa  are  a  band from  New  York  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2017  album  "Lethean  Lament"  which  will  be  released  on  June  22nd  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

  Classical  guitars  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  give  the  music  some  progressive  and  folk  touches  along  with  some  stringed  instruments  and  after  the  intro  the  music ...

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Review / Premiere from No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 9, 2017, In : English 
From: No Clean Singing
Published: June 8, 2017

Lethean Lament is the second album from the New York black metal band Mavradoxa, which follows their full-length debut early last fall, a wonderful album named Sojourners. The new one will be released on June 22nd by Hypnotic Dirge. One song named “Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame” has already premiered, and today we’re fortunate to host a second one: “Across the Nival Grove“.

For those new to Mavradoxa, it is the musical vehic...

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 Released: June 22, 2017
300 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal