The band play Post-Metal with a gloomy, negative vibe and a bleak aura.
Harsh vocals are screamed out from behind a haze of darkness as the music sweeps away from the point of origination, obscuring all that’s happening with a miasma of night.
John, The Void manage to create and perpetuate this atmosphere over the course of the near 36 minute playing time with ease. This is not a one-dimensional album though as the band, in true Post-Metal style, take their time to build and expand upon the negativity that they create.
Heaviness and lightness, shades of darkness and a rich, varied palette are the mainstays of their sound and they do the genre justice.
Obvious reference points are the usual triumvirate of Cult of Luna/Isis/Neurosis but as is typical with bands of this ilk John, The Void put their own spin on things.
These songs seem to live and breathe in their own right, endowed with life by their mysterious creators to do their bidding. Their expansive, exploratory sound is always mired in the twilight realms and, let’s be honest, this only imbues the band with even more strength. Darkness is a powerful ally after all.
These are well-crafted songs that showcase this relatively new band as a great new addition to the Post-Metal pantheon.
If they can continue to improve on these already impressive writing skills then their first album should be stunning.
Seek this one out.