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Review from Extreme Metal Voyager

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 1, 2015, In : English 
From: Extreme Metal Voyager
Published: September 29, 2015

Remember those atmospheric darkish blue paintings by Necrolord, which gave numerous Swedish Metal bands a great graphical front in the nineties? That´s the vibe I´m getting from the cover artwork of “Revenant”, a classic Death/Doom Metal motive with desolate landscapes and a dark figure in the center possessing eerie qualities. in 2015 this hardly has the same effect no people as it did in say 1995 with everyone having...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, In : Italian 
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: September 20, 2015

Ogni anno vengono rilasciate migliaia di dischi, così ciò che fanno le fanzine cartacee, le webzine e i vari canali di comunicazione musicale aiuta a conoscere una minima parte di quanto viene prodotto. Di conseguenza è inevitabile perdersi qualche buon lavoro per strada, per poi ritrovarselo in un secondo momento.

Gli Orphans Of Dusk sono una di quelle tantissime creature che mi erano passate inosservate. Il loro ep "Reven...

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Review from Deaf Sparrow Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : English 
From: Deaf Sparrow Webzine
Published: August 18, 2015

Ah, Solitude Productions, what good can’t we say?  Without wasting too much time, it’s enough to simply state that when you see the logo or hear the name, you know it has to do with doom metal.  Hypnotic Dirge Records, hey, what can’t we say about them as well?  Though not known strictly for doom, said name and/or logo comes with an expectation of things of the eclectically dark (ambient, dark folk, etc.).  HDR is the offi...

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Review from Femforgacs

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : Hungarian 
From: Femforgacs Webzine
Published: August 27, 2015

Több mint tucatnyi zenekart sorol hatásai közé az ausztrál és új-zélandi tagokból létrejött csapat, amiből rögtön kiderül, hogy milyen úton indult el az Orphans Of Dusk szekere. Ha csak a szembetűnőbbeket említem — Novembers Doom, Paradise Lost, October Tide, Type O Negative, (korai) Anathema —, abból nagyjából ki is derül, mit óhajt kezdeni hangszereivel ez a három zenész. A borító nem különben b...

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Review from Metallifer Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : French 
From: Metallifer Blog
Published: July 8, 2015
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*Note: Also check this interesting artwork / image review of this album

Orphans of Dusk est un duo constitué récemment en 2013 et qui sort son premier album ou mieux son premier EP nommé Revenant via le label HypnoticDirge Records et Solitude Productions. Le duo est formé par le chanteur Chris G et James Quested qui est à la fois guitariste, bassiste et s’occupe des synthés. Pour réaliser cet EP le duo a recruté le musicien de ...

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Review from Crown of Viserys Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : English 
From: Crown of Viserys Webzine
Published: June 27, 2015

Crawling from my speakers with a ponderous pace, the New Zealand/Australian band Orphans of Dusk is an amazing amalgamation of gothic doom in the vein of Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, and death doom like old Katatonia and My Dying Bride.

This EP is a great snapshot of the band, with slow moving and ultimately beautiful sounding compositions. Taking listeners through only one real emotion, melancholy, with glimpses into pu...

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Review from IYE Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : Italian 
From: IYE Webzine
Published: June 25, 2015
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Pochi giorni fa avevo benevolmente tirato le orecchie ai Luna, nella persona dell’unico musicista coinvolto, in quanto l’ultimo full length si mostrava eccessivamente derivativo, benché questo sia un aspetto, almeno in ambito doom, al quale normalmente attribuisco un peso del tutto relativo.

Gli Orphans Of Dusk, in tal senso, rappresentano un certo elemento di discontinuità in quanto, pur attingendo anch’essi in maniera signifcativa...

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: May 25, 2015

2014 was a good year for doom/death. Established acts like Novembers Doom and Vallenfyre put out excellent new albums, while we were also treated to an excellent debut from Temple of Void. Revenant, the debut EP from Australia/New Zeeland’s Orphans of Dusk, may have flown under the radar for many, but like Temple of Void it shows that there are new bands who continue to do the style justice. Originally released independently in 201...

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Review from Friedhof Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Spanish 
From: Friedhof Magazine
Published: May 25, 2015

Llega a mis manos esta vez el primer EP de Orphans of Dusk, banda australiana formada por Chris G (voces) y James Quested (guitarra, bajo y sintetizadores) y que cuenta además con un verdadero mercenario de la batería, Dan Nahum, quien ha tocado en hasta en 12 formaciones hasta la fecha.
"Revenant" es el título que lleva su primer trabajo, editado de la mano de Hypnotic Dirge Records, y que nos presenta cuatro cortes de un Gothic D...

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Review from Disfactory Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : Italian 
From: Disfactory Webzine
Published: April 28, 2015

Una gran bella realtà si affaccia speranzosa sul panorama gothic/doom di classe, l’affare è di quelli “grossi”, la consistenza del materiale parla da sola e l’attenzione delle etichette diventa automatico (perl’occasione assistiamo all’unione di Hypnotic Dirge Records e Solitude Productions). Troppo facile dare fiducia sulle basi di questo ep d’esordio intitolato Revenant (diamine, lo farei pure io). Loro si chiaman...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: April 27, 2015

Are you feeling lost? Are you confused in this ever unfolding complexity of genres, sub-genres, influences and communities? I know I am. Sometimes, everything just feels so crazy. Half of these genres would have sounded absurd to me as I was growing up and getting to know metal. That’s why I often require grounding; some excellently made music but of a genre which I can instantly recognize and relate to. Enter Orphans of Dusk. R...

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Review from Desolation Infinite Blog

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, In : English 
From: Desolation Infinite Blog
Published: April 26, 2015

If you mesh up the dreary sounds and atmosphere of Shape of Despair and align it with a Type O Negative-esque influence you will get this band, Orphans of Dusk. The band hails from New Zealand and Australia.  Some influences include of the two I mentioned earlier as well as bands like Swallow the Sun, Wood of Ypres, Paradise Lost.  If you're a fan of either of these bands chances are you will give Orphans of Dusk a chance.  I...

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Review from Teeth of the Divine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, In : English 
From: Teeth of the Divine
Published: March 19, 2015

In my review of Mesmur’s self-titled debut, I lamented the lack of death/doom in 2014. However, there were a few worthy entries in the genre last year, and one of the most exciting actually happened to be Mesmur-related. You see, their vocalist, Chris G, is also the voice in the Australia/New Zealand-based project, Orphans of Dusk, but you would never know it just from listening. While both bands work with shades of death and do...

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Review from Lords of Metal Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : 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 ...

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Review from Peek-a-boo Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Peek-a-boo Magazine
Published: March 26, 2015

The debut EP of this New Zealand/Australian gothic-doom metal band has some elements from Type O Negative in its music. The self-released EP is out for some 6 months, but I wanted to review it anyway. Especially because they have now a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Prod, that will release their debut internationally.

This EP shows us the many qualties of the trio. Growls are interpersed with vocal lines.There is muc...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: January 12, 2015

Looking for reasons to be cheerful this January? Then you’re very probably reading the wrong website. You might want to try typing ‘funny cats’ into You Tube instead. But if that prospect fills you with hatred for mankind then maybe you are in the right place after all. Because someone slipped in a bit of doom into the Ave Noctum postbag that has gloom written through it like a greying stick of Blackpool rock washed up on a...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: December 16, 2014

When it comes to death/doom, there’s often a tendency for bands to linger on the doomy side of things. There are some exceptions of course (Novembers Doom can write a real jackhammer of a song from time to time), but many forget to give the more aggressive elements their due. Not the case with the New Zealand/Australian band Orphans of Dusk.

Orphans of Dusk takes a dual approach to Revenant. On the one hand, you have more death meta...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: November 24, 2014

Some albums aren’t to our taste. Where as some, are just downright terrible. "Revenant", by Orphans of Dusk however, is the complete opposite. With the help of the added synth, as well as Chris G’s vocal style, the whole album is full of Gothic goodness, wrapped around in a load of doom. Released on small record label Bring Back The Riff, "Revenant" is one cracker of a debut album.

With the synth that leads us into “August Price...

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Review from

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
Published: October 1, 2014

'Revenant', the debut EP by Australian-New Zealand trio Orphans of Dusk, is a majestic cascade of chord-driven melodic Doom/Death metal that the listener can really get lost in…most of the time. Central to Orphans of Dusk's sound are the synth and bass guitar, both played by James Quested. Add to this singer Chris G's exquisite baritone, and the result is an EP that is undeniably memorable, if not fully refined. While about half of ...

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Review from Metal Disciple

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Disciple
Published: September 29, 2014

I do not normally bother myself with EPs. Not because there is anything inherently wrong with them; they can certainly tide you over during a long stretch between albums. For example, one of my favorite EPs is Metallica’s “Garage Days Re-Revisited” where the band bridged the gap between the Cliff Burton era and the Jason Newsted era. No, I mostly leave EPs alone because if they are good it feels like a bit of a tease when the...

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Review from Sorrow Eternal Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Sorrow Eternal Webzine
Published: September 22, 2014

Bizarre as it may seem to have to constantly find the next band worth hearing in the death/doom sub-sect of metal, this is where we are in 2014. The mighty have fallen, or disappeared to a cabin, hidden in the remote parts of the forest. Whatever the reason, new life and new blood is always in need. Australia's Orphans Of Dusk, a two piece outfit, seem to come to the table with a healthy amount of sadness, and a great deal ...

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Review from Doom Metal Heaven

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, In : English 
From: Doom Metal Heaven
Published: September 15, 2014

The great Pete Steele would definitely approve. Orphans Of Dusk, a band hailing from New Zealand and Australia, deliver enormous, powerful goth-doom riffs that are infused with both delight and derision. This is Type O Negative revisited, with a bit of rampaging death metal thrown in to add an energetic edginess to the gothic drama. It’s an interesting twist that raises this four-track EP from mere homage to something altogeth...

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  Released: March 10, 2015
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Genre: Doom Metal