Release date: 20 January 2014
Style: Progressive gothic metal, Progressive doom metal

Rating:

8 | 41 votes

Owners:

27 have it
5 want it


01. A Triptych Journey
02. The Mire
03. Disenchanted
04. L'Appel Du Vide
05. Ethereal Blindness
06. Embrace The Mayhem
07. An Somnium
08. As Soleness Recedes


Line-up
Catherine "Cat" Guirguis - vocals, keyboards
Ben VanVollenhoven - vocals, guitars
Daniel Warrington - vocals, bass
Matthew "Matt" Bell - guitars, samples
Andrew Craig - drums, percussion


Additional info
Producer & mixing: Ryan Huthnance.
Mastering: Jens Bogren.
Artwork: Spiros Antoniou.

Staff pick by
Ivor

24.01.2014 While you wait for the MS Awards to start, here's something fresh to occupy your ears for a week. This album here beats most of what I heard from the past year in gothic. And beats them by a long mile. What makes it good is the variety, ranging from the very heavy to the very atmospheric, from doom to gothic, and beyond, orchestrated and not. It even has a sax thrown in for a good measure at one point and sounding so damn good.

Just try "A Triptych Journey."

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quirin - 24.01.2014 at 22:15  
  "A Triptych Journey." -> great stuff! Thanks for the tip.
PocketMetal - 24.01.2014 at 23:00  
Rating: 7 I listened to it a while back and even though I can't deny it's good ... I think the metal part of it isn't as good as the orchestral stuff , it kinda left me unimpressed except for that sax surprise. and the female vocalist is somewhat bland tbh.

still I think it's worth at least one listen.
theembryo - 18.02.2014 at 02:02  
Rating: 8 Found it quite good - plus with vocal contributions from Marc of Germany's *Morgoth, a great Australian release, this

*Fixed by a being with a better memory.
MechanisT - 13.03.2014 at 15:13  
  What a fine, fine album. This is way better than I expected, and it reignited my dormant vehemence for some quality gothic metal, which had been sadly missing for a number of years up until now.
psykometal - 31.03.2014 at 18:38  
  Very good release. Highly recommended for fans of Doom and Gothic.
Cynic Metalhead - 31.03.2014 at 18:58  
 
Written by psykometal on 31.03.2014 at 18:38

Very good release. Highly recommended for fans of Doom and Gothic.


Right on my chart.

Thanks.
M C Vice - 04.04.2014 at 11:54  
Rating: 8 Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.
Troy Killjoy - 04.04.2014 at 18:01  
 
Written by M C Vice on 04.04.2014 at 11:54
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.
psykometal - 04.04.2014 at 20:49  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.

Lol. Not quite. More like if Dimmu Borgir were to switch gears to Gothic doom and replace Vortex with a female.

Edit: @Vice I found myself drawing the same comparison the other day while listening to this.
Troy Killjoy - 04.04.2014 at 20:51  
 
Written by psykometal on 04.04.2014 at 20:49
Lol. Not quite. More like if Dimmu Borgir were to switch gears to Gothic doom and replace Vortex with a female.

I have been misled. Shame on you, M C.
M C Vice - 05.04.2014 at 06:50  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

Written by M C Vice on 04.04.2014 at 11:54
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.

I thought about saying something like that in my post cause I knew else someone would.
Troy Killjoy - 05.04.2014 at 07:09  
 
Written by M C Vice on 05.04.2014 at 06:50
I thought about saying something like that in my post cause I knew else someone would.

I can be relied upon for delivering cliche responses to just about everything, don't worry.
M C Vice - 07.04.2014 at 10:45  
Rating: 8 What does the title mean, anyway?
psykometal - 07.04.2014 at 15:07  
 
Written by M C Vice on 07.04.2014 at 10:45

What does the title mean, anyway?

According to Google Translate the literal translation is "Call of Empty". So I'm going to assume a more proper translation would be something like "The Call of the Void"...
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:12  
Rating: 8 Maybe I'm just craving for new great gothic metal, but this stuff sounds really good so far (as I type this I'm listening to the album).

Damn, I must say I'm surprised by an actually good gothic release for a change.
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.04.2014 at 18:01

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.


Maybe the modern Dimmu Borgir, because they most certainly were BM until just a few years ago.
Troy Killjoy - 13.04.2014 at 20:47  
 
Written by Erik M. on 13.04.2014 at 20:42
Maybe the modern Dimmu Borgir...

Why would you assume I meant old DB?
Erik M. - 13.04.2014 at 20:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.04.2014 at 20:47

Why would you assume I meant old DB?


Well, the only non-BM DB song I listened to was Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir. Pretty mediocre symphonic metal. Tried to listen to the whole album but didn't like it a lot so I never finished it. So to me DB is still linked to BM, more or less.
Dark†SymphonY - 26.04.2014 at 18:45  
Rating: 8 Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.
Erik M. - 17.05.2014 at 17:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Dark†SymphonY on 26.04.2014 at 18:45

Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.


I'd say this is actually the best gothic album of the last few years. Indeed a very good find. Hell, it's even in my top 15 of my Beauty and the Beast list right now.

I really enjoy this album a lot. So much variety to be found. It can be a little cheesy, but it's the kind of cheese that's acceptable to me.
Dark†SymphonY - 17.05.2014 at 21:00  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 17.05.2014 at 17:33

Written by Dark†SymphonY on 26.04.2014 at 18:45

Just gave this a listen, a very decent debut album. Definitely could be improved on but still a worthy goth/symphonic album. A good find.


I'd say this is actually the best gothic album of the last few years. Indeed a very good find. Hell, it's even in my top 15 of my Beauty and the Beast list right now.

I really enjoy this album a lot. So much variety to be found. It can be a little cheesy, but it's the kind of cheese that's acceptable to me.

The only problem which I find is the female vocals which are a little weak, but doesn't ruin the album in any way. Might as well add it to my gothic list too
Erik M. - 17.05.2014 at 21:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Dark†SymphonY on 17.05.2014 at 21:00

The only problem which I find is the female vocals which are a little weak, but doesn't ruin the album in any way. Might as well add it to my gothic list too


I agree to an extent. I wouldn't say the female vocals are weak, but they're not great. Just decent/good. Yeah, I would say it's a nice addition to your list. One of my top 5 albums of 2014 currently.

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