MetalBite Review by JD on 6/24/2018 10:22:50 AM
One and two man projects are getting more and more common as the long arm of the internet has us in a stranglehold. They can be amazing or laughable- it depends on a varying multitude of factors, not to mention simple talent. It seems that in this day and age of DIY, everyone seems to think they can do it. Some do it so well though… enter atmospheric black metal duo Mavradoxa.
Duo Lux and Nival blasted on to the scene with the amazing album Sojourners and they surprised many with their music. Moody, heavy and well thought out, this was a project with more power than some established acts. One year later, they grace us with their sophomore outing called Lethean Lament.
With one track going past the 17 minute mark, they know how to bring the atmospheric to its fullness. When listening to it, it comes across as sophisticated as it is so coldly heavy. This album draws you into its dark clutches and with talented fingers it keeps you there. Best track for me is the mind boggling track called 'From Fog'. The other songs on the disk are just a darkly enjoyable and weave its evocative spell, but 'From Fog' makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
This is more than just good, its one of the more enjoyable BM bands I have come across in a while and I hope Mavradoxa continue to release music and sharpen its demonic blade to cut even deeper into the fabric of metal and to take their place with abominable glee, as the dark lord claps his hands.
Rating: 8.7 out of 10