Release date: 27 May 2014
Style: Blackened death metal


8.3 | 92 votes


54 have it
15 want it

01. Go And Hope
02. Nothing But The Whole
03. Behind The Curtain
04. All Is Known
05. Tale Of A Burning Man
06. The Past Is Death
07. Lowland

Top 20 albums of 2014: 20


Olve J.LW - guitars, vocals
Philippe Angelo Pieters - guitars
Jonas Sanders - drums
Phorgath - bass, vocals

Additional info
Recorded in 2013 at Blackout Studio, Belgium.

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There's been a lot of blackened death craziness being served up lately in our beloved metal genre. Within the past two years especially, it seems like the style has been seeing a return to form of sorts, with the likes of Bölzer, Teitanblood, Diocletian and others dishing out albums that are pleasantly old school, yet with a delicious modern twist. Of all these bands, however, it is probably Belgium's Emptiness who stand as the most immersing and emotive of them all. Their 2014 album encapsulates this idea perhaps better than ever before, and is nothing short of excellent.

published 18.06.2014 | Comments (43)

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Zaphod - 25.10.2015 at 02:36  
Rating: 9 I don't hear a lot of Metatron or Attila here. Vocals sound more like a really loud whisper of death or something. (if that makes any sense)
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.10.2015 at 03:19  
  I don't really register the vocals as a distinct sound on this one, though I can see what mz means if I actually listen to them. I mostly agree with Zaph though.
3rdWorld - 18.10.2016 at 20:36  
  Such a damn adventurous record. I guess back when I listened to it when it was release I was too focused on brutal and aggressive music to be able to fully grasp this. This is definitely a very fun and surprising record. Lot of fucking cool passages, rhythms, grooves and whatnot. Peerless music indeed.
mz - 19.10.2016 at 01:20  
Rating: 10 Fun? that is the last thing I call this record.
Mik - 19.10.2016 at 13:59  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 19.10.2016 at 01:20

Fun? that is the last thing I call this record.

Strange you dont find it fun. For blackened death standards this is one fun ride. The fifth track I think sounds almost like something the meads would write.

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