Review from Transcending Obscurity Webzine

August 16, 2014
From: Transcending Obscurity Webzine
Published: August 15, 2014

Vin De Mia Trix is such a beautiful band. Rarely do you come across such evocative and progressive Doom Metal music. It’s at once remindful of Ennui, especially the band’s recent material. In that, it’s almost as wistful and employs stirring leads to create a dramatic effect against the backdrop of plodding, despondent music. The band doesn’t seem to adhere to the firm Funeral Doom Metal template and like Esoteric, dabbles in areas outside the box. Its path isn’t a well-worn one and it seeks to explore different methods for expressing the music. It requires patience but it isn’t something that’s off-kilter or too artistic – to deem so is almost unfair. Quercus is one that’s truly artistic without probably giving a shit for the conventional norm but in comparison this Ukrainian band is a lot more digestible and atmospheric. More importantly, the music has sentient emotions and tangible ones at that. It just requires some time to wrap your head around it as the music slowly and elegantly unfurls its facets. It’s not as if it requires effort either – it’s just naturally moving, floating through almost, and all you have to do is give it a chance. It’s mesmerizing, slow yet striking and it’s hard not to get moved or stunned into silence when this is on.
Already the band is better than the stereotypical Funeral Doom Metal bands because it’s delving into a more atmospheric style, one without the fundamental underpinnings. Where it goes off tangent is when clean mournful almost vocals are employed, changing the pattern of the music. At such times that band is vaguely reminiscent of My Dying Bride circa ‘The Angel and the Dark River’. It seems a little misplaced as does the momentum hampering instrumental songs right between the important ones of the album. They’re like unnecessary breaks in a suspenseful movie that has managed to intrigue you from the opening tunes. Once you’re off the track, it’s a little difficult to get back on it, especially when it comes to this style of music. It’s already so slow and moody, it better do more to capture and more importantly, retain your attention.

There’s even a band member of Kauan, which is one of the most magnificent bands in existence especially during the ‘Aava Tuulen Maa’ era. The melodies are sublime but consistency would’ve made this album all the more special. It already is in a way phenomenal and doing something that most bands aren’t. It’s about time someone does something different in this Doom Metal style of music and Vin De Mia Trix is doing it remarkably well. Indeed, this is an outstanding release with shades of melancholy and beautiful if gentle pacing so as to fully enhance the emotions it’s trying to portray on a canvas rarely used.

The artwork is something you don’t see every day – the pattern is unique, as is the pattern of the song structuring. Or the song placement. Almost every song is important and some are more patient unlike me. There is an underlying theme almost as the music suggests because it’s somewhat unpredictable till the last song. The Death Metal influences are there and the music oscillates between the heavier and mellower parts but not in a jarring way, rather in a way that’s symbolic of life where chaos and tranquility have to be endured. You can’t take anything for granted. Nor can you afford to miss out on this gem of an album that deserves a place in your collection simply on its merit of daring originality or a valiant attempt to bend the norm.

Reviewed by: Kunal Choksi

Review from Heathen Harvest Periodical

July 20, 2014
From: Heathen Harvest Periodical
Published: July 12, 2014
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If anything is most clear to me while writing this, it’s that Vin de Mia Trix wrote and recorded Once Hidden from Sight with the best of intentions. Impressions of melancholy and inner-looking sadness seep from every moment of the Ukrainian act’s debut. Though the death-doom hybrid genre is rarely known for its urgency, Vin de Mia Trix’s painfully slow, hour-long testament to woe and solitude seeks to test the listener...

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Review from Volumes of Sin Webzine

March 20, 2014
From: Volumes of Sin Webzine
Published: March 20, 2014

Founded in 2007, Vin de Mia Trix are a four member death/doom metal band hailing from the Ukraine. To date the group have released one EP and one demo, in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Since their formation the band has seen a few line-up changes and currently only have one founding member remaining; guitarist Nightspirit. After numerous gigs and tons of self promotion the band have found themselves on the wings of Hypnotic Dirge...

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Review from Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6

March 19, 2014
From: Forgotten Path Magazine; Issue 6
Published: November 2014

It is strongly appreciable that the album “Once Hidden from Sight” has sprang out from the post-Soviet block. This time, these Ukrainians Vin de Mia Trix bring out their debut full-length album. I rush to say that this release is lonesome. What does this metaphor mean? The CD really substantially lacks of solidity, depth and rudimentary heaviness. In those places where two guitars (rhythmic and solo) should cons...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

March 10, 2014
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: March 10, 2014
*Google translation of Italian review

The Vin de Mia Trix are not a new knowledge to aristocrazia webzine: a little less than three years ago, the writer was in fact the pleasure of writing about "El Sueno De La Razon Produce Monstruos" , the debut ep Ukrainian. Now it is with renewed pleasure that I present "Once Hidden From Sight", the first test for the long haul.

Important to emphasize is the fact that the boys have not changed...

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Review from Chronicles of Chaos Webzine

March 3, 2014
From: Chronicles of Chaos Webzine
Published: March 2, 2014

This album is a co-operation, joint venture of sorts or a co-production if you will, between Canadian Hypnotic Dirge Records and Russian Solitude Productions, whereas the band Vin de Mia Trix originates from The Ukraine, and from whom 'Once Hidden From Sight' is a first full-length recording.

The band mixes a plethora of lyrical themes and languages, from English to French to Sanskrit, apparently bearing some spiritual / phi...

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Review from Metal Wave Webzine

February 23, 2014
From: Metal Wave Webzine
Published: February 22, 2014
*Google translation of Italian review

The Vin de Mia Trix (do not ask me what it means or what language it is) despite the album title in English and some song titles in French and the other in Spanish, are Ukrainians from Kiev, and with this "Once in the welter sight" come their debut album doom / death metal in the long run. 
The music proposed by VDMT is profound, sometimes quite vague on riffs and austere, more often than not ...

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Review from A Dead Spot of Light Zine

February 23, 2014
From: A Dead Spot of Light Zine
Published: February 19, 2014

Ambitious … yes, ambitious seems to be a proper term for describing the performance of the band on this recording. Ambitious. A glance over the track list reveals this aspect readily. Also the name of the band fits into this perception quite neatly. Therefore, the aspect of putting all elements, facets and impressions together into a coherent picture is anything but easy. Is the track title of the opener a reference to ...

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Review from Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2

February 17, 2014
From: Pure Nothing Worship Magazine; Issue 2
Published: March 2014

"Once Hidden From Sight" is the first full-length of these Ukrainian doomsters. This album offers more than an hour of atmospheric death / doom, which irresistibly reminds of My Dying Bride and Mourning Beloveth. The album is opened by a nine minute composition “A Study In Scarlet “ which starts with a guitar, almost identical to the one in “The Cry of Mankind”. Even the remainder of the song is based on the ...

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Review from Rock Freaks Webzine

January 31, 2014
From: Rock Freaks
Published: January 30, 2014

Apart from Drudkh and the side projects associated with Drudkh, I don't actually know any bands from Ukraine. The doom metallers in Vin de Mia Trix mean to change that with "Once Hidden From Sight", their debut album. The band has existed since 2007, but they only released a demo and an EP before this album's release in late 2013. Clocking in at just over an hour in length, it's an ambitious debut showcasing the many different strengths...

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 Released: August 26, 2013
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Doom-death Metal