Mavradoxa are a band from New York that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Lethean Lament" which will be released on June 22nd by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Classical guitars start off the album and they also give the music some progressive and folk touches along with some stringed instruments and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and atmospheric musical direction along with a great portion of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with a decent amount of tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with some deep growls also being added into certain sections of the recording and acoustic guitars also return on some of the later tracks along with the introduction of clean vocals.
Mavradoxa plays a style of atmospheric black metal that also adds in a touch of progressive and folk music, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, death, spirituality and darkness themes.
In my opinion Mavradoxa are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Phantom Visages" and "From Fog". 8 out of 10.
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