The All Consuming Void
"The All Consuming Void is a mesmerizing and wonderful offering. It's a record that you are going to get lost in and which sees the band building on their guttural growls and golden guitar tones in order to refine something mystical and powerful."
- Matt Bacon - Two Guys Metal Review
Reviews and links
"The band’s compositions are vast and imposing. The haunting melodies are powerfully-wrought, pulling the listener into the band’s immersive world of extreme doom. The guitars, (alongside everything else), create atmospheric songs that are absorbing and compelling. The latest Aphonic Threnody album is a real funeral doom treat. The All Consuming Void does exactly what you’d want a funeral doom album to do, and it does it exceptionally well." -
"There’s very little variation and very little lift, this is depressing doom to revel in. Even if occasional melodic moments do exist, they only heighten the despondency.
Don’t let that make you think for a second that the gargantuan weight is not enjoyable because it is. Aphonic Threnody have pulled another blinder here. The rich detail is what captivates, the cleaner sound overall with the heightened atmosphere, the live drumming and sparingly used vocals combine to make something truly outstanding." 9/10 -
"Sensations of gloom and grief radiate in waves from the craggy chords that ring in dismal tones above the slowly pulsating rhythms, as Neagoe‘s vocals well up from subterranean depths. But almost as soon as the music begins, it vanishes, and something new begins — a mesmerizing guitar harmony that softens the music’s doleful weight. It continues to glimmer like starlight when the music’s crushing heaviness returns. A beseeching feeling, a feeling of yearning, comes through in the outstretched arms of the rising chords, but the lead guitar’s wailing tones also begin to channel heartbreak and desolation." -
"The All Consuming Void is a mesmerizing and wonderful offering. It's a record that you are going to get lost in and which sees the band building on their guttural growls and golden guitar tones in order to refine something mystical and powerful. It's a delight to really feel the power of this record and the more time you spend with its mythic craft the more I think it becomes clear just how good Aphonic Threnody are. A record with serious year end list potential, this is a must listen for any fans of death doom, new or old. It's that good." -
"Like all deep emotion, expression starts with a drizzle and light thunder. Something is on its way. Will it breeze on by, as you sit on your porch? Will it completely, for hours, blot out the sun? Will all of your feelings, like trees, be torn from the roots? Only way to know is to stay in the thick of it. Enjoy the ride. And, holy shit, how crazy a ride “Restless”? First of all, Veronese and Buller as a guitar duo is ridiculously haunting and beautiful. Together they manage to pull off a sound I’m not convinced exists elsewhere." -