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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review: Void King - There Is Nothing


Hailing from Indianapolis, USA is the band Void King, a heavy stonerrock/doom metal band introducing their second release and first full length album "There is Nothing".

As they describe their sound and the reasoning behind the band name, "If there is nothing, as we have long suspected, then let the Void take us there. Let the volume of the oncoming storm compel us forward, into what can only be considered to be our one true calling; to praise the riff."

Starting out with some heavy, dissonant riffage, singing reminds me of a mix between Volbeat and Orange Goblin.
The bass has a nice drive to it, don't see that too much these days in modern releases,
Second track is sludgy with an heavy intro. Riffs get more driven during the first verse, and combined with the vocals it gives a nice "route 66" vibe to the song.
The chorus gives it a nice "pedal-to-the-metal" feel.
During the end it slows down a bit, as if you had a cake and it is now just kicking in (you know the kind I'm talking about).
Third song immediately wakes you up with a very fast-paced riff that slows down towards sabbath territory.
Fourth track has a nice melody line on the guitar riffs. The breakdown is HEAVY, like if there's a sack of bricks glued to your legs & a bungee cord tied to your head.
Without going too much into detail, the band has a strongly defined rock n roll/stoner vibe, would fit nice in the Nevada desert on the road towards Las Vegas a la Fear and Loathing. And clocking in at just under 50 minutes, it is perfect for speeding with an old school car on an empty road.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Skull Junkie 05:13
2. Raise the Flags on Fire 05:21
3. Brandy Knew 03:36
4. Canyon Hammer 06:34
5. Healing Crisis 07:04
6. Box of Knives 04:50
7. Release the Hawks 06:56
8. That Was Not an Owl (DFI) 07:03

Overall, if you're a fan of Electric Wizard, Volbeat, Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age I'd recommend giving this record a try! 4/5

Written by Gijs de Wolff

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the kind review. We appreciate it very much and we're especially glad that you enjoyed the record. #praisetheriff

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