London’s Vacuous finally present their debut album to follow the magnificent 2020 EP “Katabasis”. Greeting you along with the equally gloomy cover-art is an array of spectral and atmospheric Death Metal that is haunting beyond the nightmarish depths of the human mind. Perhaps owing to their fixation on the human psyche, or the equally inescapable reality their music conjures with contorting riffs, rock-solid drumming and bellowed vocals, opening chasms of atmosphere to pour ones own psyche into. Perhaps one of the most unique things about Vacuous is their ability to play such bludgeoning, heavy music while retaining a very anguishing emotional side, lending massively to the cataclysmic ambience of their debut LP. The outcome of this is music that is socially punishing, that will shred your from the inside of your own being while demolishing the corporeal body with massive and malevolent Death Metal excellence spanning the entire record. From eerily dragging moments of graven doom through to the churning malice of sickeningly twisted fury, there is nothing but charnel brilliance on display here in a truly diverse platter of hostilities.
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