The Pitch: Shadow Kingdom Records present the sophomore album from Michigan brutal death/doomers Temple Of Void. FFO: Be'Lakor, Krypts, Seedna
What I Like: Oh man, I love these vocals. Super, duper LOWS with enormous strength behind them. Think Septicflesh mixed with Be'lakor. These brutal growls seem to originate from even below the bowels; perhaps from the feet. Either that or this guy is just some flesh puppet cast over the upthrust hand of some giant demon. Side note, I need to copyright giant "Giant demon flesh puppet show." In any case, that's not all that Temple of Void has to offer. These crunchy, mid-paced death riffs, simplistic though they may be, bring with them copious amounts of distortion. Each track consistently bulldozes the listener, leaving nothing but a fine paste. And I also dig the surprise heavy metalish singing towards the end of "Graven Desires"
Critiques: Aside from the vocals I mentioned, there's not much in the say of bombshells and revelations
The Verdict: A very consistent and extremely potent death doom album that easily hits a high bar for the genre, even if it doesn't take many steps to raise it.
Flight's Fav's: Graven Desires, The Hidden Fiend, The Gift
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