Through Darkness Into Light

by The Visit

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Storm Gaza
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Storm Gaza The perfect album for the winter. Beautiful instrumentation and ethereal vocals. Name a better duo. Favorite track: Offering.
soft orc
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soft orc beautiful & haunting. winter ghosts against the grey sky Favorite track: Offering.
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Sonny92 This album consists solely of a cello and stunning female vocals. However the atmosphere and sheer power generated would be the envy of many an extreme metal act. Although it wears classical clothes, underneath there undeniably beats, a (black) metal heart. This is down to the marriage between Heather Sita Black's sublime voice and Raphael Weinroth-Browne's extremely aggressive cello playing, the merging of beauty and aggression that is the feature of many of the better modern BM releases.
Samie Bufalino
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Samie Bufalino I can't describe the awesomeness of this Favorite track: Without This Flesh.
Richard Bendall
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Richard Bendall Superb album. I see it as a sort of musical companion to 'Woodfall', Musk Ox's latest effort, with Weinroth playing beautifully on both releases. Wonderfully melancholic and great for a rainy day or walk in the woods... Favorite track: Without This Flesh.
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Lay your body down upon the heaving ground Amidst broken glass and stone that cut straight to bone Tongue of fire Spitting venom Burning everyone Scorching the terrain Setting flames upon the ground Trying to smother the raging sound Of voices in your head They shout and sneer Nothing is clear All crumbles down Flowers will grow from our bodies Will blossom in the memories of dreams once dreamt Will bloom against the humid backdrop of lush green hills We will meet again, maybe not in this form Without this flesh our spirits will dance The sky is streaked with red At the horizon awaits death with one question "How will you spend your final days?" Time is running out soon the grave will take us all Blanket made of soil Lifelessness will soon decay Leaving only bone and finally dust We will meet again only not in this form Lay your body down upon the heaving ground Soon the pain will be gone Take my hand as you fade away
Offering 11:39
Offer to the fire This seemingly endless pain From the depths of the cavern Where nightmare creatures gnaw on flesh Ugly writhing thing, no light have you seen Not alive, not dead Purify, transform Hold onto the light Offering
Into Light 11:46


"Through Darkness Into Light is five tracks of epic, haunting melancholia…”

- Decibel Magazine

"In a world full of musical clones and bands trying too hard to be different, The Visit have managed to naturally conceive a wholly unique presence and sound that is majestic in its vision, scope and execution."

- The Toilet Ov Hell

"[...] Singularly unique in vision and scope. With equal appeal to the metal and classical crowd (not to mention the neofolk), Through Darkness into Light is an album that needs to be experienced to appreciate fully."

- Dead Rhetoric

"The Visit’s debut full-length Through Darkness Into Light is not the sort of thing you live with casually. Instead, this is an album to sink into fully, letting its simple but impossibly rich tapestry of sound envelop you like a heavy snow in sunlight yet untouched by footfall […] Let this impossible strength live in you, and then take it with you out into the world."

- Invisible Oranges

"It's clear that The Visit has pulled off something very special here, more unique than other metal-aligned cello bands such as, say, Apocalyptica..."


"A release that should appeal to fans of both metal and classical music..."

- SLUG Magazine

"One of the most sublimely crafted and mesmeric moments of pure aural beauty you are likely to hear in a long time."

- The RingMaster Review

"Stunningly compelling [...] words fail to capture the beauty found within these five tracks."

- Metal Bandcamp

"Stunningly beautiful..."

- PopMatters

" almost impossibly beautiful release..."

- Angry Metal Guy


- Ottawa Showbox


- Hellbound

"Simply stunning!"

- Heathen Harvest

"It's safe to say that no one else is making music quite like The Visit."

- Ottawa Citizen


released October 9, 2015

The Visit is:

Raphael Weinroth-Browne: Cello
Heather Sita Black: Voice

All music composed by The Visit.
Lyrics by Heather Sita Black.

Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Leon Taheny at Union Sound Company in Toronto, Canada.

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY, USA.

Front and back cover photos by Alexandra (Shankari) Euteneier.

Headshots by Jonathan Lorange.

Design and layout by Isaac Vallentin.

Created with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council.


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The Visit Ottawa, Ontario

The Visit, comprised of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Heather Sita Black (voice) is a musical dialogue that transcends genres and idioms. The duo’s burgeoning sound is characterized by long, tumultuous compositions reminiscent of another era, which nonetheless exude an undeniable sense of relevance and urgency. ... more

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