AVA INFERI, created by guitarist and songwriter Rune Eriksen (aka Blasphemer, MAYHEM), released their critically acclaimed debut Burdens early 2006. Their new and stunning platter The Silhouette offers the listener a new journey. Carried away by the doomsday-laden riffs, haunting melodies and fado-like passages, The Silhouette brings you to cities in grief and weeping oceans. Carmen's female voices are by far the strongest and most passionate ever recorded in the doom-gothic genre!
The Silhouette is not groundbreaking - Europe is full of gothic metal bands that embrace this type of sound - but is a very listenable album that gets high marks for craftsmanship and musicality. And Blasphemer leaves no doubt that he is quite capable of functioning outside of a death metal/black metal environment. - All Music4/5