Without a doubt, The Brazilian band Loneshore is the discovery of the year, and its debut album is one of the best releases lately, competing with the best works of Opeth, Katatonia, Alcest and The Morningside. Impeccable performance skills, brilliant melodies and diverse catchy compositions make "From Presence To Silence" a must for listening, repeated re-listening, and a special place on the CD-shelf of a real dark heavy music fan.
Loneshore's debut album “From Presence to Silence” was written and recorded between 2015 and 2017 through several studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We would like to thank Estudio Mata, Estudio Super Fuzz and Aeon Studio for being part of this process.
No Clean Singing about "Effigy": "...is heavy and head-moving, nimble and fiery, ravaging and somber. [...] It’s so multi-faceted, drawing together elements that range from doom to death metal to post-rock and prog, and in part because it’s so dynamic — and so alive with passion. "
"Loneshore plays a style of doom/death metal that is very atmospheric, progressive and melodic sounding along with a great amount of post rock and black metal elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and melancholic themes." Doomed to Darkness. 8/10
"...um disco surpreendente, digno dos melhores adjetivos e altamente recomendável, provando mais uma vez que o Doom Metal brasileiro atende e por vezes supera o padrão de qualidade de banda internacionais." Metal na Lata. 10/10
"From Presence To Silence fascinates from start to finish and deserves the extensive attention. The men have really found a perfect balance between 'laid back' and 'chaos' and thus wrap the listener around their finger. A very impressive debut and absolutely one to keep an eye on!" Zware Metalen Webzine. 89/100
"Ferocidade contra a delicadeza, velocidade contra peso, peso contra leveza: Loneshore faz malabarismos com opostos e consegue manter o fio narrativo neste contexto espesso. O risco de dispersão permanece, mas deve-se admitir que Loneshore tem um bom domínio sobre o que fazem, graças ao domínio instrumental de seus músicos e uma mistura equilibrada. Em geral, From Presence To Silence tem grandes ambições e revela um grupo com um potencial interessante. Nós não podemos esperar para ver como esta riqueza estilística evoluirá no futuro." Métal Intégral. Nota: 15/20
"While Loneshore doesn’t have the most original pool of influences, the band incorporates them well to create something different. I’m very impressed by the songwriting and emotion on “From Presence to Silence”. This is one of the best doom albums from 2018 in my book, and the band probably has a bright future if they continue creating music like this. And once again, a big extra plus for the amazing cover art!" DeathDoom Blog.