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Lethean Lament

by Mavradoxa

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Bret Wow this album has been in my collection for a while and Im just getting around to giving it a proper listen. This is really good, can’t believe that I passed over this for so long.
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Katimavik86 Just found out that Mavradoxa is no more. This is one of my favourite releases in the Hypnotic Dirge catalogue - figured I did not want to miss out on the digipack. Favorite track: The Phantom Visages.
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Thoth’s Girl Wow, simply wow. I would say just get this now. When I listened to the first track, I knew. Another reviewer said ,”sophisticated extreme metal for the demanding listener“. Indeed, I am a demanding listener, I know what sounds excellent to my ears. It’s as simple as that. Nothing more to say. Favorite track: Cicadan.
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  • -Lethean Lament CD - presented in 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
    -Lethean Lament official shirt. Double-sided, red/white print on black shirt, printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
    -Mavradoxa Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and superdurable. Will last for years.

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    Official shirt for the release of "Lethean Lament"
    Front and Back design, printed on "Tultex" shirts.
    Printed by: Forest Passage Printing
    Available in S - 2XL

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    Presented in a sturdy 4/4 printed (no white borders) 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet and sticker

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Cicadan 03:52
From Fog 11:00
Metanoia 01:59


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


"Lethean Lament is a remarkable listen, one that should help soothe the ache of those still mourning the departure of Agalloch and satisfy the more patient fans of the genre, along with a few reptile-brained headbangers, too."
-Heavy Blog is Heavy

" Each song is a musical journey through a wondrous landscape that the band creates with their lyrics and music. You really have to take your time to listen to this one to appreciate it but when you do, it will become a part of you, refusing to let you go from its beautifully complex clutches. This album will definitely show up on year end lists throughout the heavy metal world."
-Maximum Metal

"The music here connects to something primal and lesser-seen in music. It transports back to the early days of black metal’s exploration, while still managing to sound both contemporary and essentially timeless. Lethean Lament is a huge achievement, and I can’t recommend it highly enough."
-Wonderbox Metal

"I suspect I'll very likely put this band in heavy rotation alongside my favorites from Falls of Rauros and Alcest, and that's pretty high praise from me. "
-Metal Bandcamp


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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