Silhouettes of Disgust

Downfall of Gaia - Silhouettes of Disgust
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
March 17, 2023 / Release Date
LP / Format
Metal Blade / Label
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Whether it’s a moment of delicate beauty, incandescent and unfettered rage, or perfect catharsis, Silhouettes Of Disgust has a lot to offer. It’s one of the finest albums to grace my ears thus far this year.

Angry Metal Guy

It was in trying to figure out where to place it in Downfall of Gaia’s catalog that Silhouettes of Disgust suddenly clicked for me.

Distorted Sound

Silhouettes Of Disgust is a powerful and cathartic album that demonstrates exactly why DOWNFALL OF GAIA are held in such high regard and shows that while they honour their roots superbly, they aren’t afraid to take risks with their music and the results speak for themselves.

Metal Injection
Downfall of Gaia have followed in the footsteps of Alcest and Myrkur to reach the stop of the blackgaze scene. Though they sometimes fall back on familiar tropes, for a fifteen year old band, this sounds extremely promising.

i thought i would enjoy this more than i did, but i find that the production and mixing kind of takes me out of it. not really a fan of the sound of the drums, either, and overall, it just doesn't feel as powerful as it should, instead often sounding rather slight and insubstantial.


Might not quite hit the highs of previous records, plus something about the mixing and production for the atmospheric parts don’t really hit in the ideal way, but there are still plenty of captivating moments from this Atmospheric Black Metal act even if the whole of the project can sometimes feel like it’s lacking true impact in certain areas.


It's strange, the production is high quality, but for some reason the choices made with the mix lead it to sound worse than Downfall of Gaia's previous album. The albums highpoints always seem to occur when the band sticks to their more traditional black metal influences, while the more atmospheric moments seem to get caught up in the confusion of the mix; the drums drowning out some of the guitarwork, while in other parts the guitar sounds muddy. Maybe I'm just listening through the wrong ... read more

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Added on: February 2, 2023