"The Great Hatred" (Transcending Obscuirty; 2020)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"The Great Hatred" pretty much delivers what you'd expect it to deliver. It's eight tracks (the shortest of which runs seven minutes and forty seconds) of slow-paced, crushingly heavy music, complete with scary monster vocals and enough atmosphere to fill a movie theater. It's wall-to-wall darkness; music that will pull you into its gray arms and hold you until it decides to let go. It's all-encompassing and at times a little overwhelming. You don't just listen to this CD, you submerge with it.

Their Facebook page describes the band thusly: "Aphonic Threnody are a Funeral Doom Band expressing concepts about life, misery and depression." I think that's a perfect description. Honestly, it's not for me. However, if it's for you, add at least another half guitarsaw to the review above.

I would recommend listening to this in the dark of night, with headphones, for the fullest experience.

For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/AphonicThrenody/.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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