Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Review from Gorger's Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 22, 2016, In : English 
From: Gorger's Metal
Published: April 18, 2016

Russian Negative Voice is a band in the crossfire from many neighbouring genres.
Imagine a busy intersection where flickering headlights fly by while sun and moon chases each other rapidly across the screen in a time-lapse video.
In a small enclosure in the middle of this crossing, however, time passes slowly. There, Negative Voice performs their progressive form of dark doom. 

With elements, partly of a technical nature, partly in mood, ...

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Review from Merchants of Air

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 21, 2016, In : English 
From: Merchants of Air
Published: April 16, 2016

Let's get a bit more extreme, not necessarily faster but certainly darker and harsher. I'd like to turn your attention to the second album by Moscow (Russia) residents Negative Voice. It's an album that shows how a band can evolve, transcend genre-boundaries and reinvent whatever they do. It is presented as blackened doom metal, but there's so much more to this album and it's definitely worth your attention.

The album opens with the e...

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Review from Dark Souls United

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : English 
From: Dark Souls United
Published: April 15, 2016

Negative Voice is a band from Moscow that shows a sound like a Russian Opeth: the songs are long, it follows one metric, and it relies heavily on the changes of phrases like a thousand sounds gathered together.

The track Limitation shows this kind of approach and it’s clearly a carbon copy of the Swedish act.

Even the timbres of the guitars are Opeth-esque as shown in the track City Of Decaying Gaze with clean vocals and harsh vocal...

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Review from Ultraje

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 14, 2016, In : Portuguese 
From: Ultraje
Published: April 11, 2016

Não são muitos os discos que deixam o ouvinte apaixonado logo no primeiro instante, mas “Cold Redrafted”, dos russos Negative Voice, é um dos casos que agarra logo. Este é o segundo longa-duração de uma banda formada em 2000 e que, inclusivamente, já passou por um hiato. As notas iniciais são tão cativantes que, depois disso, as expectativas sobem tanto que um resto menos conseguido pode deixar qualquer um cabisbaixo. Mas nada h...

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Review from Keep the Metal Flowing

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 14, 2016, In : English 
From: Keep the Metal Flowing
Published: April 11, 2016

Here's an interesting band: Russia's Negative Voice. They merge different extreme metal genres flawlessly, with a melodic flare that keeps the music very balanced and dynamic, and isn't merely blasting for 30 or 40 minutes (not that there's a thing wrong with that). From what their Facebook page says they're a four piece, and they just released their sophomore album, "Cold Redrafted" via Hypnotic Dirge Records. I've been listen...

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Review from Five Albums / Chris Nee

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : English 
From: Five Albums / Chris Nee
Published: April 8, 2016

Released next Monday, Cold Redrafted is the second full-length album by Moscow band Negative Voice. They're specialists in blackened, death-infused doom metal, and, if this record's anything to go by, there's a real progressive attitude behind a brand of beautifully played metal that respects no boundary. This is a thoroughly enjoyable second outing. The album ends with 'Draft Life', which rumbles along with a thickness of inte...

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 Released: April 11, 2016
500 Copies
Genre: Blackened Melodic Doom Metal