Aphonic Threnody - When Death Comes 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Labeled as a doom collective featuring members of bands like Gallow God or Arcana Coelestia, the international funeral doom project Aphonic Threnody have released the debut album “When Death Comes”, via Doomentia Records
There’s a lead guitar that emerges a lot to give a melancholic sound which transmits to us some yearning. In spite of those sad, yet beautiful, moments, Aphonic Threnody have more obscure incursions that are brought by dissonant passages comprised by a brilliancy that disturbs and contrast with the more melodic instants. It’s evident that there are lead and rhythm guitars, but those roles end to join in “The Children’s Sleep” when both guitars offer two leading compositions that are different between each one, but fit perfectly. Also, in spite of the very long songs, the repetitive riffs can give a catchy power to the album, like in the first track “The Ghost’s Song”.
As a final note, Aphonic Threnody’s “When Death Comes” is highly suitable for fans of Arcana Coelestia, Ophis or even Profetus.