Lethean Lament

by Mavradoxa

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amorphisgarden This album started off sounding cool so I listened to it through my headphones while I worked. Then each time I listened to it all the way through it revealed much more depth, savagery, and emotion. Brilliant music, I didn't hesitate to purchase this one.
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drewmusic2113 This album is all kinds of badass. Elements of folk and classically influenced passages intertwined with as well as complimented by a foundation rooted in pure, evil black metal. Think a slightly less expansive Agalloch with more traditional black metal influence, and you will be neither far off nor disappointed. Definitely a band to watch. Favorite track: Across the Nival Grove.
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Eric Orchard Incredible album. Every song is amazing.
Lonnie Sewell
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Lonnie Sewell A brilliant step forward by Mavradoxa. I'm finding the progression of this band to be a bit intoxicating. Even with as much as I'm enjoying this, I still find myself anticipating what they pump out next. Definitely worth picking up. Favorite track: Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame.
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DeafestChase Mavradoxa's first album was great, but this is nothing short of spectacular. A huge leap forward in songwriting and atmosphere. The addition of strings works extremely well. A strong contender for album of the year for me.
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First Premiere: "Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame" on Pure Grain Audio:

Second Premiere: "Across the Nival Grove" on No Clean Singing:

Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa returns with their second album “Lethean Lament” - an introspective and majestic album that is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. Releasing “Sojourners” last September, Mavradoxa’s two members Nival and Lux have quickly returned to Rotten Metal Recording Studio to record their follow-up “Lethean Lament.” The new album is perfect for dreary and rain-soaked days during solitary walks, or in any moment of introspection. Long progressive songs that flow with purpose where the atmosphere dictates and paints vivid stories in its movement and direction, the entire album encapsulates a whirlwind of emotion from raw carnal aggression, nature reverence, despair, longing, and bliss. “Lethean Lament” is honest genuine atmospheric Black Metal that carries on the tradition of bands like Agalloch, Alda, Waldgeflüster, Falls of Rauros, and Obsidian Tongue.

Recorded in the spring of 2017, this album is set for release on June 22 through Hypnotic Dirge in a 4 panel digipack with a booklet. Andy McGirr (Hubris, Ferus Din) contributed violins on the tracks “Cicadan” and “Across the Nival Grove” and Mark Welden (Blurring, ex-Warblade) added guest vocals to “Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame”.


Le groupe de black metal laurentien Mavradoxa est de retour avec leur second album « Lethean Lament » - un album à la fois introspectif et majestueux qui évoque de vastes paysages ambiants et mélancoliques. Pour faire suite à leur album « Sojourners » paru en septembre dernier, Nival et Lux, les deux membres de Mavradoxa, sont rapidement retournés au studio Rotten Metal pour enregistrer leur second opus, « Lethean Lament ». Ce nouvel album est empreint d'une atmosphère morne et pluvieuse et accompagnera le marcheur solitaire ou mènera à l'introspection. On y trouve de longues pièces progressives qui coulent naturellement, au fil de l'ambiance, décrivant à travers leurs changements de direction des mouvements traduisant des histoires vibrantes. En somme, l'album dans son entièreté décrit la trajectoire d'un tourbillon d'émotions allant d'une agression crue et charnelle à une révérence envers la nature, en passant par la détresse, la nostalgie et la félicité. « Lethean Lament » est une œuvre de black metal ambiant à la fois honnête et originale qui s'inscrit dans la tradition établie par les groupes Agalloch, Alda, Waldgeflüster, Falls of Rauros et Obsidian Tongue.

Enregistré au printemps 2017, la sortie de « Lethean Lament » est prévue le 22 juin chez Hypnotic Dirge dans un format digipack de 4 panneaux accompagné d'un livret. Andy McGirr (Hubris, Ferus Din) participe au violon sur les pièces « Cicadan » et « Across the Nival Grove », et Mark Welden (Blurring, ex-Warblade) a ajouté sa voix à « Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame ».


released June 22, 2017

Nival: Guitars, Bass, Voice
Lux: Drums, Voice

Andy McGirr - Violin on tracks 1 and 4.
Mark Welden - Guest Vocals on track 3.


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