Review from Deep Beneath

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Under: 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 they are quite close to doomdeath at times. The vocals in many cases have a tendency of reciting or whispering the lyrics in melodramatic style and theatricality. The tempo is continuously and agonizingly slow and the Italians have no second thoughts about this. One can also listen to some blues passages on the guitar that give a special note to the recording. Listening to it for the second time on a train in a bleak day, the emotions created in me were much more intense than at the first listening session in the security of my home. Generally it is a record that stakes much on the nostalgia factor and has managed to wake up memories and emotions in an intense manor. It is therefore a very successful and special release.  

In : English 

Tags: "il vuoto" "il vuoto vastness" "funeral doom metal" "atmospheric doom metal" "mournful congregation" "ea funeral doom" "nortt funeral doom" 

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