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Atropos

by Vouna

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tobias_rieper
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tobias_rieper That is some "bleak chick" music if I ever heard one. Some aggressive parts and a few snarls and growls. However, doom is king here: Heavy guitars, well orchestrated synths and her pleasant melancholic voice. Favorite track: Highest Mountain.
Obstacle of Affliction
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Obstacle of Affliction You awake from a mystical trance. The new dawn burns through the morning haze. You are enraptured by the voice of a goddess beckoning you to enter a new world. All you need do is surrender. Leave the chaos of your former life behind. Kneel in supplication. Heaven is awaiting..
Also, smoke a big ass bowel.
This is a stunning release that is transcendent and amazing! Favorite track: What Once Was.
Shane Cotee
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Shane Cotee I would book this band to play at my funeral. With a properly close listen, by the middle of the album, you've probably left your body. This is something deeper than most music. Amazing work. This album will not be forgotten any time soon. Favorite track: What Once Was Reprise.
Sonny92
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Sonny92 By weaving elements of atmospheric black metal, darkwave, dark ambient and gothic metal into her black metal, Vouna has produced an album that feels mournful and yet warm, as if the artist provides solace to the listener through the shared experience of the music, the ethereal and soaring vocals in particular lending a soothing calmness to the recording, despite it's melancholy nature. Favorite track: Vanish.
Matt Richardson
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Matt Richardson A stunning doom album from Vouna. Funeral doom, cascadian black metal, and dungeon synth combine to create a masterpiece of melancholy, with the spectre of death looming over it all. Favorite track: Grey Sky.
Salem Moses
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Salem Moses Woah, what an album. This is my first time commenting on BC, but this warrants a response. I've been following this band passionately since I worked a show they headlined in my hometown for their debut. I had the extreme fortune to see them in a small audience with my partner, and we since regard it as one of the early highlights of our relationship. The immense and unrelenting waves of pure analogue melancholy, the looming synths, the palatial soundscapes and flawless atmosphere, 10/10.
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VOUNA is the project of multi-instrumentalist and composer Yianna Bekris. With her second full-length album “Atropos”, she unveils a towering and singular doom metal wonder in a unique visioning reminiscent of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, and Evoken. Upon the thick foundation of doom, multiple musical textures intertwine into her sound: atmospheric black metal, dungeon synth, darkwave, film scores, and rebetiko. It is through these woven sonic tapestries that Bekris creates vivid atmospheres expressing the myriad emotions surrounding death, mourning, and suicidal ideation. “Atropos”, named for the Greek fate who cut the thread of life thus determining the final fate for mortals, not only conveys the inevitability of death, but also explores its contrasting and dynamic nature through immersive compositions representing despair, loneliness, anxiety, peace, and dignity.

VOUNA’s debut was recorded at the Owl Lodge in Olympia, WA in 2017 and subsequently released by Artemisia Records in 2018. Though her debut was synth-focused, “Atropos” gives the guitars more weight and space while retaining an abundance of vintage '90s synthesizers, and additionally utilizes analog synths and folk and orchestral instrumentation for dramatic effect. “Atropos” sees her further expand VOUNA’s sound through the collaboration with several guest musicians, including Nathan Weaver (Wolves in the Throne Room) on vocals, Asia Kindred Moore (Sangre de Muerdago, Solace) on the harp, Entrail on violin, and members of the VOUNA live lineup playing synth and electric lap steel.

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released July 16, 2021

Recorded at the Owl Lodge by Yianna Bekris
Drum recording by Ethan Camp
Mixing by Greg Chandler
Mastering by Dan Lowndes
Photography by Amjad Faur

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