Review from Lords of Metal Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Under: English
From: Lords of Metal Magazine
Published: April 1, 2015

Orphans Of Dusk is a new gothic death/doom outfit with members residing in Australia and New Zealand and ‘Revenant’ is their first claim to fame. These guys are clearly no amateurs as the material sounds mature and well thought through. The songs on ‘Revenant’ are reminiscent of a whole slew of well-known bands such as My Dying Bride, Type O Negative, Katatonia and others. The use of both growls and gothic cleans keeps things reasonably varied and especially the clean ones bring Peter Steele to mind. The music itself is varied too, often alternating in speed and intensity. The use of synths (often of the church organ persuasion) is prominent and well done, but sometimes a bit too dominant, which detract from the oppressive character of the guitars. ‘Revenant’ is of course far from totally original, but the tracks are interesting and fluently written. Orphans Of Dusk are clearly talented and I expect a full length to offer more individuality. Doom adepts keep this name in the back of your head.

Rating: 73/100
Reviewed by: Eigen beheer

In : English 

Tags: orphans of dusk  revenant  doom metal  blackened doom metal  atmospheric doom metal  death-doom metal  gothic doom metal  new zealand doom metal 

  Released: March 10, 2015
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Genre: Doom Metal