The Pilgrimage

Album Review of The Pilgrimage by Mares of Thrace.

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The Pilgrimage

Mares of Thrace

The Pilgrimage by Mares of Thrace

Release Date: Apr 24, 2012
Record label: Sonic Unyon
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal

80 Music Critic Score
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The Pilgrimage - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

NOW Magazine - 80
Based on rating 4/5
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MARES OF THRACE play the 460 on May 11. See listing. Rating: NNNN The sophomore album by Calgary noise-doom two-piece Mares of Thrace has been gathering considerable buzz. And for good reason. Yes, there's a wow factor inherent in the mere idea of an all-female metal duo, but far more notable is ….

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PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Pilgrimage, the magnificent sophomore release from Alberta, Canada’s doom/noise duo Mares of Thrace is an album of few ingredients. However, the resulting mixture is rich and full-bodied. The biography of the band is simple: it was formed in 2009 by drummer Stef MacKichan and vocalist/guitarist Thérèse Lanz, both of whom had worked together previously on other musical projects.

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Exclaim
Their review was generally favourable

Canadian doom/noise duo Mares of Thrace, based in Calgary, AB, feature guitarist/vocalist Thérèse Lanz (who plays a custom built baritone guitar with both guitar and bass pickups) and drummer Stef MacKichan. The Pilgrimage is their second album, following 2010's The Moulting. While Mares of Thrace have been together since 2008, Lanz and MacKichan have spent over ten years collaborating together, including in the defunct Kilbourne.

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