On The Blackest Of Nights
Review by JD on February 2, 2013.
The strength of Doom Metal is in the crucial mixture of a strong melody, looming and ponderous heaviness that can cause seismographic rumblings and this strong feeling of gloom and bleakness. If one of these parts is missing or is horribly out of place, the point of Doom becomes laughable. Many have tried, some have failed miserably and some have gloriously succeeded.
Sweden’s Void Moon plays a sort of slightly up-tempo Doom Metal with an added bonus element of just a little hint of Groove Metal into it. The end results is that the music is so infectious yet very heavy - Doom Metal that seems to draw you into its lyrics - some based on the writings and teachings of Alistair Crowley and others on the cause and effects of nightmares. With crushing riffs and sombre vocals, Void Moon develops music that seems to hold your attention from the first track until your head stops banging at the end of the CD.
Out of the nine songs, I think the two favourites are the nailing heavy title track and the other is the infectious 'The Word And The Abyss'. The other songs here are very good as well, don’t get me wrong, but I seem to have an true sort of affinity for both of these songs right from the first time that I heard them.
It seems that the mighty Void Moon has found their mojo, and have set out on a path to Doom the whole world. I just think that they just might succeed in doing so... if this album is any indication of things to come. My money is on this Swedish Doom-de-force.
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Rating: 9.0 out of 10