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Void of Silence : Human Antithesis

With their two previous albums, Riccardo Conforti and Ivan Zara have proven that their unique mix of dark electronics and doom metal brings forth some of the more original music in today's scene. With this one, they prove they can go beyond that and deliver a downright classic album. The recruitment of Alan Nemtheanga of Primordial fame on vocals was the perfect decision at the perfect time for Void of Silence.

From the diverse, epic title track, straight through to the sinister, Italian outro, 'Human Antithesis' takes you on a dark, dark journey through anger, depression, despair and mental oblivion. Majestic guitar leads over chugging riffs, powerful keyboards, pounding drums, combined with samples, electronics and dark ambiences and Alan's soaring clean vocals and sick screams and growls to top it off. That is the form. Doom is the message...

These are over 60 minutes of the darkest doom you'll ever hear. 'Human Antithesis' grips you by the throat and does not let you go until the last notes fade away into silence. It is hard to point out exactly what makes this album such a success. Alans clean vocals, which are exceptionally well suited to doom metal and the beautiful 'Grey Horizon' are but two of the many highlights it contains.

Everything about this album is right. The music on itself is of the highest level in modern doom, but borne by the superb vocals, it transcends the genre. This is pure brilliance!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Human Antithesis
    a. part 1 – The Dream Ends
    b. part 2 – Empty Prayers
    c. part 3 – Black Propaganda
2. Grey Horizon (M.P.H. MMIV)
3. [untitled]
4. To A Sickly Child
5. Dark Static Moments

Duration : Approx. 61 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Oscar Strik
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