Browsing Archive: May, 2023

Review from Mournful Sounds

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Sunday, May 28, 2023, In : English 
From: Mournful Sounds
Published: May 25, 2023

After several years of silence (the ep Revenant dates back to 2014) return Orphans of Dusk, band featuring Australian singer Chris G. who the most attentive will remember above all for his work with Mesmur; on this occasion, the sound on offer is decidedly more open than that of one of the leading funeral doom bands of this millennium, and from this follows the possibility of using different vocal ranges within a very balanced musical f...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: May 3, 2023

Ten years after the band’s inception, and nine since their last offering, the 2014 EP Revenant, New Zealander/Australian Gothic/Doom Metal entity Orphans of Dusk opens their goth-doom gasket again, coming back to life to present Spleen, their haunting new full-length album.  Mixed and mastered by Simon Cohen at Studios 301, and displaying a classy artwork by Moreno Matkovic (with additional artwork by Luciferium War Graphics, Iri...

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Review from Counter Sound

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, In : English 
From: Counter Sound
Published: May 3, 2023

Nearly a decade after their debut EP, Orphans of Dusk’s highly anticipated full-length album “Spleen” captivates listeners with its mesmerizing blend of gothic and doom metal. The album kicks off with an intriguing intro that sets the stage for the powerful combination of gothic metal vocals and doom metal instrumentals in “Wasted Hero.” The vocalist truly shines when breaking free from conventional phrasing and embracing more me...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: May 2, 2023

Orphans Of Dusk bring the gloom on their new album, the interestingly titled Spleen. You get all sorts of gothic doom on Spleen, with some elements of death/doom, and is an album where the band wears their influences firmly on their sleeves to the point that we may want to replace the word “influence” with “worship”. This is not always a bad thing. How many times have I written “Sabbath Worship” in a review? A lot. But let...

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Review from Abysmal Hymns

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Monday, May 1, 2023, In : English 
From: Abysmal Hymns
Published: April 30, 2023

This doom trio that features the singer from Mesmur, seems to draw a great deal of Type O Negative comparisons. But how accurate is that ? Since Type O Negative is one of my favorite bands, I am pretty qualified to weigh on this. Then there is the fact I am weighing in on this kind of thing across a multitude of music planforms any ways. They are doom band with low sung baritone vocals , but also use death metal snarls as well, which no...

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Review from Zwaremetalen

Posted by Hypnotic Dirge Records on Monday, May 1, 2023, In : Dutch 
From: Zwaremetalen
Published: April 30, 2023

Wederom treffen we een internationaal collectief. Met reeds één EP op zak is het nu tijd voor een debuutalbum. Dit Orphans Of Dusk speelt gothic/doommetal met thema’s als gothic, dood, romantiek en magie. De vocalist treffen we ook aan in de funeraldoommetalband Mesmur. De andere heren zijn mij (nog) onbekend.

Onbekend blijkt in dit geval niet onbemind want deze heren kunnen er wat van. De groenkleurige hoes verraadt al ten dele wat w...

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 Released: April 28, 2023
Genre: Gothic Doom Metal