The Channeling Void NetherlandsCountry Of Origin: Netherlands
Sauron - The Channeling Void

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Know My Word Is His
Crowning The Swarm
Secrets Divine
Council Of The Impious (Vicarius Filii Dei)
Deformed Source Of Creation
The Great Destroyer
Cognosce Semitas Meas

Release Date: 2007
Label: Carnal Records
Categories: Black

MetalBite Review by Mario on 10/21/2007
On the first account I said to myself, hell, this is as good as anything Death Spell Omega released so far. It's an enigma to figure out how Dutch Sauron managed to channel that much of furious energy yet the production is well condensed, for black metal standards, anyway. Here, on 'The Channeling Void' one can experience quite structured death-black metal miasma. Everything starts slowly, only few minutes later the opened channel of dark energy spreads to unleash its hellish fury of relentless inferno. And such is the tempo for about 66.6% of the time.

Enigmatical is also the album cover, with reminiscences to some of old Cubist paintings. Judging by attached propaganda these 'holders of the flag of hate' seem to be pretty serious about their black art; words themselves convey philosophical almost approach to painful human existence and fight with the holy. Almost changeless drum working hell-hammer hypnotizes you along with full of vengeance vocals. With more than regular chainsaw-buzz guitar attack this war-like marching squadron is about to exterminate everything on its way. Quite surprising!

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8
Atmosphere: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 8
Overall: 8

Rating: 7.8 out of 10