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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: December 19, 2016

This month I had the great pleasure of reviewing two doom / death metal bands. The first one was the Greek IMMENSITY and now the Russian NEGATIVE VOICE, both released by Hypnotic Dirge Records. In their second album entitled "Cold Redrafted", they bring a refined and very elaborate sound. Led by Andrey "Obscurus" Samsonov (guitar), the band was founded in 2000 and remained active until 2004, having three demos released. After that per...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, In : Italian 
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: November 14, 2016

Possedevo soltanto un ricordo parziale dei Negative Voice, uno dei tanti nomi che distrattamente mi erano passati in testa per un periodo e del quale oggi invece mi trovo a scrivere. A distanza di tre anni dalla pubblicazione del primo lavoro "Infinite Dissonance", che mi sono premurato di ascoltare e riascoltare, la formazione si rifà viva con un secondo disco intitolato "Cold Redrafted" decisamente bello.

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, September 18, 2016, In : English 
Published: September 14, 2016

Eight songs fill this album, which has been released by Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music. Negative Voice are from Moscow and somehow they incorporate Doom, Progressive Metal, Post-Metal, Death Metal, and Black Metal within this medley. From the very first song, ‘Limitation’, it's a musical dive into melodies, changing tempos and great creativity.

The band have not really labelled themselves to any genre or style and h...

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Review from Necromance Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 13, 2016, In : Spanish 
From: Necromance Magazine
Published: August 13, 2016

Los amantes del black/doom/death metal están de enhorabuena con este último trabajo de NEGATIVE VOICE “Cold, Redrafted”. Esta banda procedente de Rusia, más concretamente de su capital Moscú, tras su debut “Infinite Dissonance”, mucho más agresivo, experimenta nuevos caminos en este trabajo editado a través de Hypnotic Dirge Records, donde introducen nuevos elementos como voces limpias, toques progresivos…, supera...

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Review from Friedhof Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 13, 2016, In : Spanish 
From: Friedhof Magazine
Published: August 6, 2016

Está visto que lo que está de moda hoy en día es el Post Black Metal o bien el Black Metal con un suave tinte de Doom. ¡Ojo! No es una queja solo un apunte. Lo comento ya que últimamente estoy notando la misma tendencia de lanzar grupos y más grupos de Post Black Metal, Post-cualquiergenero o Doom/Cualquiergenero a la estratosfera de la misma forma que pasó con el Core y todos sus subgéneros durante los años 2007 y posterio...

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Review from The Pit of the Damned

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, July 29, 2016, In : Italian 
From: The Pit of the Damned
Published: July 24, 2016

La sinergia tra Hypnotic Dirge Records e Solitude Productions inizia a sortire ottimi risultati. Ne è l'esempio lampante il nuovo album dei russi Negative Voice, il secondo per il quartetto moscovita, intitolato 'Cold Redrafted' e vera sorpresa per il sottoscritto, che aveva sottovalutato i nostri nel 2013, quando uscì 'Infinite Dissonance'. Ascoltato il nuovo lavoro, mi sono dovuto ricredere invece sulle potenzialità, all'epo...

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Review from Metallifer Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 11, 2016, In : French 
From: Metallifer Blog
Published: July 8, 2016

Negative Voice est un groupe russe de Melodic Death/Doom Metal à l’histoire travaillé. Le groupe est actif entre 1999-2000 sous le nom de Valhalla. Ensuite devient Negative Voice existe entre 2000 et 2004 mais sans sortir aucun album. Ensuite il reprend ses activité en 2010 et il reste actif et en bonne santé. Depuis son album Infinite Dissonance sorti en 2013 qui a eu un bon accueil voici alors le nouvel album du groupe qui se no...

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Review from Crossfire Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 11, 2016, In : Germany 
From: Crossfire Metal
Published: July 8, 2016

Sie kommen aus Moskau und gründeten sich bereits im Jahr 2000. Allerdings erschien ihr Debütalbum "Infinite Dissonanz" erst im Jahre 2013. Dieses zweite Album nennt sich "Cold Redrafted" und strahlt schon vom Cover her Kälte aus. Ihr Doom mit teils Deathvocals klingt aber eher wohlig warm. Mit dem Eröffner "Limitation" dieser Platte bauen sie langsam Druck auf, und das passiert ihnen immer wieder nach entspannteren Phasen mit liebli...

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Review from Absolute Zero Media

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, In : English 
From: Absolute Zero Media
Published: May 23, 2016

Well someone has come from the Black Emo Doom/ Avant metal realm and wanted to put there stamp on it as this reminds me of bands like  KLMT 1918, Katatonia, Antimatter, Daylight Dies, Moonspell and Paradise Lost. The band has a mastery of melancholy and despair in the music that they create. The gothic/ cold wave over tones white washed into the metallic style really make you feel the sorrow and pain in the music that Negative voice...

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Review from IYE Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Italian 
From: IYE Zine
Published: April 26, 2016

Ritroviamo i russi Negative Voice qualche anno dopo l’esordio su lunga distanza, Infinite Dissonance, che ne aveva messo in luce le potenzialità in qualità di band autrice di un death doom melodico di grande prospettiva.

Oggi il gruppo si ripresenta con diverse novità: infatti, oltre ad essere diventato un quartetto con l’ingresso del bassista di Alex Nikolskiy ad affiancare Evgeniy Loginov (voce e chitarra), Andrey Samsonov (chitarra)...

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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