This one is for all you black metal fans out there…Although this is not the typical black metal band, or album. If yer into the last three DARKTHRONE albums then you will like this one. This has a similar approach in the sound and concept of albums like F.O.A.D. but lyrically very different.
Now, I am not gonna say that black metal lyrics are all sunshine and roses….they are a black metal band after all, but in my perception there is at least something constructive going on here and there and it’s not completely filled with hatred and disdain for the world around us. Craft on the other hand, has nothing positive to say really, but then again the album is called “Void”.
Opening track, Serpent Soul…all about black holes, an abyss, more black holes, serpents (of course) and some anti god sentiments. Not that those are bad things at all….I would just say that they have a very similar sound as Darkthrone but are much more bleaker and nihilistic.
Upon giving this several listening trips…I have to say that I do like this album. There are some good heavy riffs, fast and slow….as well as some interesting lyrics that go beyond the the typical bleakness or hatred that is typical of this genre. However, there are a few songs on here, that are not as strong as others. I feel like the theme of hatred is a little too dominant here. I do appreciate some lyrics with some vitriol , but mostly when it has a point. One song here, “I want To Commit Murder” sounds good if you can ignore the lyrics. Not a bad tune at all but the theme/lyrics I feel could have a little bit more focus or imagination. (Cavewizard)
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