Browsing Archive: February, 2019

Review from Metal Italia

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, In : Italian 
From: Metal Italia
Published: February 20, 2019

‘Il rumore della tristezza e dell’angoscia’, così si definisce Il Vuoto, one-man band piacentina qui al secondo album della sua storia. Con tali presupposti, non ci si può che imbattere in un profluvio di note lente e dolenti di scuola funeral doom, genere che tra le mani del musicista emiliano prende pieghe inaspettate, andando a esplorare una vastità di suoni ed emozioni che solo in parte riguardano il funeral doom nella su...

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Review from Deep Beneath

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, In : English 
From: Deep Beneath
Published: February 19, 2019

This is the debut for Italian band Il Vuoto. Both the sound and the songwriting have apparent references to music played at least twenty years ago. I do not know whether the end result of the production was their choice or a case of low budget, but, no matter what, for me this retro sound works just fine. They remind me of bands such as Saturnus or My Dying Bride, so as you would understand, they have a lot of atmospheric parts and th...

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Review from Rocker Stage

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, In : Italian 
From: RockerStage
Published: February 12, 2019

Ho ascoltato attentamente queste cinque tracce, e a differenza di altri gruppi più rinomati, questo mi ha colpito per la sua particolarità di esprimere con cura tutte le fasi presenti con questi 5 brani.  

Ognuno a se, ognuno mostra la sua parte più intima dove l’autore ci regala i suoi più profondi e delicati pensieri, l’arte del saper regalare all’ascoltatore sensazioni ed emozioni  per le quali si ha la capacità di scriver...

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Review from Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 11, 2019, In : English 
From: Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
Published: February 9, 2019 

The bastard child of metal, funeral doom is the sub-genre we don’t talk about enough. It sits there sullen and threatening. We glance over and wonder why we even bother with such a depressing and unhappy thing. That is until we listen and we remember that it can bring such joy the moment we hear what it can bring to the party.

As big fans of Chiral (read our review of Gazing Light Eternity here), there is e...

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Review from Blessed Altar Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, February 11, 2019, In : English 
From: Blessed Altar Zine
Published: February 8, 2019 

“Vastness” is the second album from the Italian Funeral Doom band IL VUOTO. The name is completely unknown but Matteo Gruppi, the person behind IL VUOTO, has another band named CHIRAL and this one I already heard in the past. So I was curious concerning this release. And… What a masterpiece. Really, this is very very very very good. The atmosphere around the album, the vocals (they can be whispered, strong or clean), the a...

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Review from Planet Mosh

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 1, 2019, In : English 
From: Planet Mosh
Published: January 31, 2019

Emanating  from a single mind, this record is a deep and tortured offering. Revolving around the core theme of sorrow in its many forms, ‘Vastness’ is by its very nature an uncomfortable listen at times. Subject matters such as mental illness and suicide are not meant to be taken lightly, and Il Vuoto takes us to some pretty dark places on this record, placing us firmly outside of our comfort zone as we examine a minefield of emotio...

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 Released: February 12, 2019
300 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric/Funeral Doom Metal