Rise Of Avernus - L'Appel Du Vide



7.8 | 52 votes |
Release date: 20 January 2014
Style: Progressive gothic metal, Progressive doom metal

Owners:

29 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
Produced and mixed by Ryan Huthnance.
Mastered by Jens Bogren.
Artwork by Spiros Antoniou.

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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24.01.2014 - 22:15
quirin
"A Triptych Journey." -> great stuff! Thanks for the tip.
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24.01.2014 - 23:00
Rating: 7
PocketMetal
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.
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18.02.2014 - 02:02
Rating: 8
theembryo
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.
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13.03.2014 - 15:13
MechanisT
Account deleted
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.
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31.03.2014 - 18:38
psykometal
A staff guy...
Very good release. Highly recommended for fans of Doom and Gothic.
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31.03.2014 - 18:58
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
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.
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04.04.2014 - 11:54
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.
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04.04.2014 - 18:01
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by M C Vice on 04.04.2014 at 11:54
Sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir.

So basically like Dimmu Borgir.
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04.04.2014 - 20:49
psykometal
A staff guy...
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.
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04.04.2014 - 20:51
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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05.04.2014 - 06:50
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
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.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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05.04.2014 - 07:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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07.04.2014 - 10:45
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
What does the title mean, anyway?
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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07.04.2014 - 15:07
psykometal
A staff guy...
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"...
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13.04.2014 - 20:12
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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13.04.2014 - 20:42
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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13.04.2014 - 20:47
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Erik M. on 13.04.2014 at 20:42
Maybe the modern Dimmu Borgir...

Why would you assume I meant old DB?
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13.04.2014 - 20:54
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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26.04.2014 - 18:45
Rating: 8
CyberSymphony
Ollie
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.
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17.05.2014 - 17:33
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by CyberSymphony 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.
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17.05.2014 - 21:00
Rating: 8
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Written by Erik M. on 17.05.2014 at 17:33

Written by CyberSymphony 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
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17.05.2014 - 21:04
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by CyberSymphony 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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02.02.2015 - 00:27
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Giving this a cursory listen now. I like this bettwr than any of the others in the category (minus the dubiously placed Melana Chasmata). Nice orchestrations, heavy vocals, female leads have a vague Portishead sound to them. Will give more attentionlater.
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02.02.2015 - 23:40
Reaper_Redeamer
One more quality band form Australia!
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