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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 23, 2019, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: September 20, 2019 

Let me begin this review by saying that I was absolutely shocked when I read earlier this year that the beyond promising and talented Rochester, New York-based Atmospheric Black Metal band Mavradoxa was calling it quits after only a few years of existence. Fortunately for all of us, fans of dark and atmospheric music, the band left us with three excellent full-length albums, those being their 2016 debut opus Sojourners, the...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 20, 2019, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: July 18, 2019

North America has a rich heritage when it comes to atmospheric black metal with bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Agalloch, Alda and Panopticon having evolved a style of their own, evoking images of desolate landscapes and dense north American forests.

Mavradoxa are another such band, hailing from upstate New York and having firmly set out their stall on previous releases as pedlars of atmospheric black and post black metal in a simil...

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Review from Metal Addicts

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 1, 2019, In : English 
From: Metal Addicts
Published: June 25, 2019

It is always such a great surprise when a band combines the old and the new with a very personal harsh, and some kind of, squeaky voice – in the good sense, my child of the night. Mavradoxa with “Nightmarrow” get very near what Cirith Ungol did in the 1980s. That’s the very first reminder that comes to my mind due to the strange, but yet exciting instrumentals and the aforementioned vocals. When I say strange I really don’t mea...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: June 18, 2019

New York's MAVRADOXA is like going to the woods,  those ancient places where you commune with the spirit of nature, but modern at the same time, not too far away, and with Wi-Fi. Although they have a lot similarities and share influences of bands that came before them, they're really trying to forge their own way, and that's something to be thankful for. In a time where many metal musicians get complacent and think emulating what they hav...

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Review from Metal Bulletin

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, In : English 
From: Metal Bulletin Zine
Published: June 16, 2019

Black metal, as interpreted by this New York State band, means an effort to make the recording as real as possible, that sounds like human beings playing music; less software; more playing. This band does well in their use of melody on this, their third album. It is very likable to hear a recording in which the drums sound real, the extra noisiness of real cymbals, and the overall labor that is drumming. The bass guitar is there an...

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Review from Nine Circles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 2, 2019, In : English 
From: Nine Circles
Published: May 1, 2019

No one on Earth has ever said, “You know what we need more of?  Melodic, atmospheric black metal.”  And yet, here we are with Mavradoxa, nailing that melodic mid-paced black metal to the bone on third album Nightmarrow and you know what?  I dig it.  I dig it quite a bit.  More than just another band hitting the same notes as everyone else, there’s a strong melodic bent and a tendency to shy away from more overt black metal moments to ...

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 2, 2019, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: May 1, 2019

Hailing from upstate New York, Mavradoxa renders mental images of North American woodlands in the autumn and early winter with a tapestry of black metal, hints of prog, and more than a taste of the slow, doomy post-metal that made Agalloch famous. As the band’s third album, Nightmarrow, drifts back and forth between serene acoustic bits, streams of meditative black metal and occasional progressive flourishes, a massive vignette of n...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 29, 2019, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 28, 2019 

Mavradoxa are an atmospheric black metal band from the US and this is their third album.

Afer enjoying 2017’s memorable Lethean Lament, Mavradoxa have now returned with a shorter album, (43 minutes vs its predecessor’s 62 minutes), that sees them focused, lean, and firing on all cylinders.

Expressive and atmospheric, as well as taking on an increased progressive feel in places, Nightmarrow is a highly melodic and emotive listen. So...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 26, 2019, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: April 25, 2019

Mavradoxa are a four piece based in New York. The band have been together since 2016 and have so far released 2 albums before Nightmarrow; 2016’s Sojourners and 2017’s Lethean Lament. The band play a mix of Atmospheric Black Metal and Post Black Metal. Lyrically the album focuses on Isolation and hopelessness of urban dystopias; it juxtaposes the purity of nature with the poison of urbanity. The album highlights humanities head...

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Review from Welcome to the Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 8, 2019, In : English 
From: Welcome to the Metal
Published: April 8, 2019

Mavradoxa are a band we’ve truly championed since day one. Their third album Nightmarrow is set to be released May 2, 2019 on Hypnotic Dirge Records. It was recorded by Nicholas Alan of Subterranean Studios in Rochester, a real up and comer in that scene. Nicholas has been recording most of the metal that’s been pouring out of Rochester these last few years and it’s great to see that the well is hardly running dry for him.


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 Released:  May 2, 2019
500 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal