With their previously released first single, “Atrium”
hit with a highly energetic atmosphere, holding a gloomy ambience with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in. The second single, album opener “Austerity”
, provides a potent introduction to the album. Crashing through the dark, it convinces with memorable, mind-bending rhythms as it shifts from one elaborate guitar riff to another, perfectly showcasing the musical expertise and experience of the band. Topped off by the dark, conjuring voice of Renkse and mesmerizing lyricism, the gloomy mood for the album is set. Songs like the down-tempo “Opaline”
and the moody “Drab Moon”
fully embrace their melancholic sound, while the more fragile “Impermanence”
is accented by the band’s original doom metal roots. Like a dark star, these pieces relume the dreariness, creating an ambient auditory experience with memorable hooks while still inducing the crashing sounds of hard guitar riffs and pounding drums. The experimental mastery of the quintet and their atmospheric approach is purely vivid, making this album a thrilling sensation.
Sky Void of Stars track listing:
2 Colossal Shade
5 Drab Moon
7 Impermanence (feat. Joel Ekelöf)
10 No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall
11 Absconder (Bonus Track)
Sky Void of Stars is now available for pre-order in the following configurations here:
Ltd. Deluxe Wooden Box (incl. Mediabook + Digipack Atmos Mix BluRay + Crow Pendant + Star Chart Artprint + Pin) – Napalm Records exclusive
Die Hard Edition 2LP Gatefold Ink Spot / FOREST GREEN (incl. Slipmat, Patch, 12 pages poster) – Napalm Records exclusive – SOLD OUT!
2LP Gatefold DARK GREEN – Napalm Records exclusive – SOLD OUT!
2LP Gatefold MARBLED TRANSPARENT/DARK GREEN – OMerch exclusive
2LP Gatefold MARBLED CRYSTAL CLEAR/BLACK – OMerch exclusive
2LP Gatefold BLACK
1CD Ltd Mediabook (incl. Bonus Track)