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Spleen

by Orphans of Dusk

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Metallurgical Fire
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Metallurgical Fire Loved the previous album. Spleen is even better! Orphans of Dusk even evoke Metallica’s One and The Call of Ktulu on Victim of a Vampire. For a band so indebted to the past, they revel in every influence and provide an extremely cathartic listening experience. Truly exceptional. Favorite track: Victim of a Vampire.
drboots
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drboots I have to say that I really like this. very reminiscent of something I vaguely recall from years ago too in a good way. type o negative perhaps? yeah, good stuff guys!!
Tom's Reviews
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Tom's Reviews Orphans Of Dusk is what you get when you mix metal that is gothic, doomy, and blackened with vocals that pull from David Gold (Woods Of Ypres *RIP*), Burton C. Bell (Ascension of the Watchers/ex-Fear Factory) and Type O Negative's Peter Steele (RIP). The atmosphere is incredible and the riffs are heavy enough to balance out the less traditionally heavy elements. This entire album is outstanding, but "I'm Going To Haunt You" is by far the best track on Spleen. This is a 9/10 record in my opinion Favorite track: I'm Going To Haunt You (When I Die).
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about

Hypnotic Dirge is proud to present its first release of 2023, the glorious yet gloomy return of New Zealand/Australia Orphans of Dusk.

It has been ten years since the band’s inception in 2013, and nine since their last offering on Hypnotic Dirge Records. In 2014, Orphans of Dusk released “Revenant,” a brilliant 4-song EP that conjured the grandeur of goth and death-doom blackest of the black.

Described as a talented successor to Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, Orphans of Dusk demonstrates the ability to write memorable songs with powerful riffs, weaving heaviness and beauty into a lush gothic atmosphere.

This Winter, Orphans of Dusk opens their goth-doom gasket again, coming back to life to present “Spleen,” their haunting new album. Spreading its vice over 8 songs, “Spleen”’s full length duration enables the band, over the course of 50 minutes, to bring listeners further into their sublime dark universe, pushing further all facets that gave its identity in the first place. “Spleen” picks up where “Revenant” left, immediately displaying a well produced record and melodies that will immediately find its place in many gothic and doom music libraries. On “Spleen,” Orphans of Dusk however chooses to focus less on the previous atmospheric death-doom elements, and more on the gothic vocals and guitar harmonies. As a result, “Spleen” hits like a stake through the heart – it is the band’s most mature offering to date, and one that should gather the world’s gothic-doom scene’s attention.

Recommended for fans of Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres, Unto Others, Helevorn, A Pale Horse Named Death, and My Dying Bride.

credits

released April 28, 2023

Chris G - Vocals
James Quested - Guitars, Synth
Mike Wilson - Bass

Cover Artwork - Moreno Matkovic
Additional Artwork - Luciferium War Graphics, Irina Micic, James Quested
Mixed and Mastered by Simon Cohen, Studios 301
Lyrics and Music by James Quested and Chris G
Drum Performance by Jonas Schütz
Contributions by Don Salamon on Track 5 - Spleen

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"Gloomy, inspiring and extremely detailed, Spleen is a fantastic return to action by Orphans of Dusk"
-The Headbanging Moose

"The instrumentation manages to create a beautiful soundscape while maintaining a haunting atmosphere that encapsulates the themes of death and romance."
-Counter Sound

"Spleen is as gloomy as it gets."
-Musipedia of Metal

"‘Spleen’s a revelation, on many levels, but mainly and especially, in its wide-ranging versatility and its balanced capture of light and dark."
-Rock Queen Reviews

"The way they use melody, for example, is a welcomed addition to their brand of Doom, as is their use of keyboards at just the right time.
This truly was a pleasure to listen to."
-Metal Temple

"The band creates a very unique blend of elements that make this release quite diverse and engaging."
Infernal Masquerade Magazine

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