VOID MOON - ON THE BLACKEST OF NIGHTS (Cruz Del Sur Music/Hardlife Promotion)
(Review by Officer Nice)
Void Moon is a Swedish band that was able to seduce Cruz Del Sur to release their debut album. This band is unknown but I’m quite sure that fans of traditional Doom Metal will adore the band very quickly. This digi-pack contains a front cover that makes clear a Doom Metal band will represent their music.
Fans of Eighties Doom Metal, when grunts weren’t not yet necessary to play this kind of Metal, really should check this band out. Candlemass, Memory Garden, Solitude Aeturnus are bands that cross my mind. It is the kind of music Void Moon also wants to play and they succeed in their goal to fit this row.
With low tuned guitar riffs this album takes off and it brings the listener immediately into the right mood. “Hammer of Eden” starts this album and is representable for the entire record. Void Moon varies their music all the way and the breaks are welcome to let the listener stayed focused.
The epic atmosphere of this album will remind you to the better bands in this genre although Void Moon wasn’t really able to let me hear songs that kept on playing in my mind. This is good, very good Doom Metal but this genre, to me, also demands some addictive sounds. That’s a bit what I miss on this album, tracks like “Solitude” or “Mirror Mirror”. On the other hand Void Moon knows how to create the depressing mood, by soft played riffs or the typical slow riffs. Singer Jonas Gustavsson contains a good voice, clear with a slice of a raw timbre. He fits the band and music perfectly. It’s good to hear a singer like this on this kind of Metal!
Without any doubts Void Moon is a band with lots of potential! This band needs to grow and I’m quite sure we will hear from them in the future again. It’s not the most popular kind of Metal but once you’re a fan you stay a fan! A good effort that deserves your attention and longs for multiple listens. Check them out at http://www.cruzdelsurmusic.com.
My Points: 80 / 100