THE VISIT

THE VISIT

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

-Decibel Magazine

"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..."

-MetalReviews.com

"Stunningly beautiful..."

-PopMatters

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BIO

The Visit, comprised of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Heather Sita Black (voice), is a musical dialogue that transcends genres and idioms. Combining the structures and instrumentation of classical chamber music with the intricacy of Middle Eastern and Persian music and the emotional and rhythmic weight of metal, their lengthy, through-composed pieces conjure sonic worlds in which listeners can immerse themselves.


The duo has garnered virtually unanimous praise for their incendiary live performances and secured coveted slots at Nouvelle Prague Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest, and the Royal Conservatory’s esteemed 21C Festival in Toronto. Their internationally-acclaimed debut album Through Darkness Into Light has been praised as "an almost impossibly beautiful release" [...] "that should appeal to fans of both metal and classical music." With upcoming performances in May 2016 at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany and a return appearance at 21C, The Visit is making their mark on the international stage as they forge a musical path all their own.

PRESS

"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

"[...] 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

"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..."

-MetalReviews.com

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

-Metal Bandcamp

“Raphael Weinroth-Browne takes the cello to a different place as an instrument of harmony and percussion, extending its range, even bringing some metal and drone technique and feel to a chamber music setting. Paired with the incantations of vocalist Heather Sita Black it makes for quite a rich, at times even epic match. Between them the Ottawa duo was one of the highlights at the Royal Conservatory’s 21C Festival in the spring.”

-Toronto Star

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

-SLUG Magazine

"Stunningly beautiful..."

-PopMatters

"...an almost impossibly beautiful release..."

-Angry Metal Guy

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

-Ottawa Citizen

“…diverse, technical, melancholic and apocalyptic in equal measure.”

-Fetid Dead

"Exhilarating."

-Ottawa Showbox

"Shiver-inducing."

-Hellbound