Atramentus - Stygian



7.8 | 51 votes |
Release date: 21 August 2020
Style: Funeral doom metal

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01. Stygian I: From Tumultuous Heavens… (Descended Forth The Ceaseless Darkness)
02. Stygian II: In Ageless Slumber (As I Dream In The Doleful Embrace Of The Howling Black Winds)
03. Stygian III: Perennial Voyage (Across The Perpetual Planes Of Crying Frost & Steel-Eroding Blizzards)

Additional info
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Xavier Berthiaume at Studio Tehom in Montreal, QC.
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham
Cover artwork by Mariusz Lewandowski and layout by Chimere Noire.

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
9.0
Turns out the slow gurgling vocals of caverncore work just as well when slowed down on some funeral doom.

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published 29.08.2020 | Comments (7)

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20.08.2020 - 01:39
Rating: 9
Neachy
Finally, some elite doom metal this year.
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20.08.2020 - 12:35
Rating: 8
Enemy of Reality
Just after 1 spin it goes directly into the 2020 best of
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23.08.2020 - 15:07
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
By a large margin best funeral doom I've heard this year and I can't believe that this is their debut.
The vocals are insane, can't get enough of the gurgling throat singing (?) of "Stygian III".
Funeral doom AOTY thus far.
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23.08.2020 - 16:12
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Starvynth on 23.08.2020 at 15:07

By a large margin best funeral doom I've heard this year

Cheers for the inadvertent suggestion. And to think I'd miss something great coming out of Quebec. Shame on me.
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25.08.2020 - 12:45
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by Starvynth on 23.08.2020 at 15:07

The vocals are insane


I've just started listening to it, and that opening gargle a minute into the first track is quite something
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29.08.2020 - 01:12
Rating: 8
Tornado Of Souls
Written by Starvynth on 23.08.2020 at 15:07

By a large margin best funeral doom I've heard this year and I can't believe that this is their debut.
The vocals are insane, can't get enough of the gurgling throat singing (?) of "Stygian III".
Funeral doom AOTY thus far.


If you like this you should check out the death metal band these guys are in, they are called Chthe'ilist and are similar to Blood incantation, Demilich, etc.
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29.08.2020 - 02:20
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Tornado Of Souls on 29.08.2020 at 01:12

If you like this you should check out the death metal band these guys are in, they are called Chthe'ilist and are similar to Blood incantation, Demilich, etc.

I'm listening to Chthe'ilist's Le Dernier Crépuscule right now and I can indeed confirm a striking resemblance to Demilich... Thanks for the rec!
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08.09.2020 - 22:14
DeliciousDishes
annoying
I think it's fine. Didn't blow me away like it seemed to have most others. But maybe I'm just too busy and depressed rn for it. Though tbh that's prime funeral doom mood and if it can't capture that... Seems a bit by the numbers and not too emotional
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08.09.2020 - 22:52
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by DeliciousDishes on 08.09.2020 at 22:14

I think it's fine. Didn't blow me away like it seemed to have most others.

I'm with you there. I think it's a really good album but not quite deserving of some of the hype it's getting online. Its greatest strength is its atmosphere but lacks variation in the riff department, even with the piano usage and pace change.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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08.10.2020 - 15:51
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
Oh man, this is just too good to be real. From the beginning you know you're in for a ride.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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21.11.2020 - 20:16
Rating: 8
quieted_darkness
I absolutely loved the first track. As many have said the vocals are insane. Which is the main reasoning for my high score. The final track though wasn't as great as the first. I wasn't a fan of the "crying" guitar because it reminds me a bit of the shredding genre which I'm not a fan of.
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"If people kept things simple there would be no discovery in the world. If scientists said the brain is just a brain and not take it by small segments and labeling it. We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is science!"

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