† CVLT NATION's Top 8 Doom albums of 2015
"it does nothing but relentlessly pummel you and reaffirm your belief in the truth of doom."
† NINE CIRCLES
"With so many bands doing so much to get away from the cores of their respective genres, Jupiterian fully embrace doom on the album, and challenge themselves to create beautiful, arcing music that is both heavy and slow."
† HATRED MEANS WAR ZINE
8 out of 10
"Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a lot of the riffs bring in a great mixture of both funeral and early 90's doom/death metal influences and when high pitched screams are utilized they are almost in a black metal direction while the solos and leads are very dark and melodic and some tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word samples and the whole album sticks to a very slow yet heavy musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording."
† INVISIBLE ORANGES
"This is a big surprise... Jupiterian brings a heaviness to the table which most bands in this style tend to avoid. Though the “sludgy” nature of their sound does bring about a diminishing in the gothic rock flair which made “British 3″ so special, Aphotic’s palpable despondency and memorable songwriting make for a special album with lasting power."
† THE BURNING BEARD
"There's a cold funereal atmosphere to all of the songs, but describing Aphotic as just that is to undersell its depth, as the band dips into any sort of doom metal sub-genre you'd care to name. The expansiveness of cosmic, the thick head-trip of stoner, the charged power of blackened (plus some of its vocal coarseness), and on and on... they draw from it all while keeping their flow steady, strong, and soaked in darkness. Occasional lances of keening feedback give a nod to sludge, and the progressions call death metal to mind, but it's undeniably doom which guides it all.
This is an early Top 20 of 2015 pick, easily."
† DECIBEL MAGAZINE (printed version)
7 out of 10
Born from the South Atlantic's abyssal womb, Jupiterian brings their first full length album, Aphotic. After their acclaimed debut EP Archaic, the band goes deep down into the edge of their death/doom/sludge amalgam.
Aphotic has what every fan of drone, doom, sludge, fuzz, heavy and everything of the sort wants and needs in a release.
Highly influenced by the first wave of death/doom metal bands such as Winter, Anathema, Paradise Lost and Katatonia, the Brazilian four-piece adds straining, decadent, and demanding vocals on the low-end of politeness.
The harsh, precise and forcefully significant droning of the guitars create a nearly complete sphere of influence over your brain and body.
Aphotic is available via Black Hole Productions (CD version) and Caligari Records (Limited Pro-Tape)