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When Death Comes
(Doomentia Records)

Let your imagination run wild a little bit. Six musicians from all over the world come together, all of them experienced, all of them played in more or less obscure Doom Metal bands of every colour, some in Post or Black Metal bands as well. These six put all their passion, all their energy and all their love into the creation of music of a special kind. How does this music might sound? Well, it must sound like APHONIC THRENODY on their first full length album “When Death Comes”. To be honest: the scenario I gave you fits exactly to APHONIC THRENODY, and their music is a journey into despair and sadness. Five extra long songs here, none of them less than ten minutes in length, in more than an hour already give a hint on the way the wind blows. And from the first chords of 'The Ghost's Song', tristesse de luxe and overwhelmingly deep desolation capture the listener, having a deep impact on the mind. To give you a vague description of what you have to expect: Funeral Doom Metal meets the doomiest of Death Metal, garnished with heartwarmingly sad guitar melodies, epic piano and keyboard sounds and a cello of doom. Sometimes it's more like the mighty AHAB, sometimes early MY DYING BRIDE come to mind, the latter especially due to the deeply grunting vocals, who are more an extra instrument than classic vocals. And overall it's just a mesmerizing trip through the abysses of dark and gloomy feelings, that captivates every second. With “When Death Comes”, APHONIC THRENODY created one of the most fascinating Doom Death albums in years. Just listen to the final epic 'Our Way To The Ground' and you'll see what I mean. Go to for the band and to to visit the label.

Thomas Meyer

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