Marking the aural apex of CHRONICLES II: HEAVEN, “ALTAR” features unbridled lyrical exploration of loss, hope, and gripping chaos as Bergin’s searing vocals elegantly intertwine with that of guest vocalist Greenwood; and it’s this enthralling contrast that is equally on full display via the brand new clip, directed in the UK by Zak Pinchin.
Bringing the rumination, rampage, and raw charm on display across the space of five tracks to a riveting conclusion, “ALTAR” may ultimately close the metaphorical door to CHRONICLES II: HEAVEN. But it also simultaneously and surreptitiously signposts an open-ended window to a boundless future in the Void of Vision universe.
As Bergin explains, “‘ALTAR’ serves as the ‘climax,’ if you will, of the Chronicles series. It represents a stage where within loss, one’s world completely stops turning and life is left fleeting. I experienced a moment in time in said stage where I discovered that there are things death could never touch, and that love will always be impervious to its cold embrace.”
He continues, “We really wanted the finale of this EP to leave our world that we’ve created extremely open to what could come next. I feel like we’re leaving our story teetering on the edge of either a rebirth harnessing new-found energy or a relapse into chaos and destruction…potentially even somewhere in-between.”
A dynamic, turbulent, and finessed outing, CHRONICLES II: HEAVEN finds Void of Vision at their most engrossing to date. From the band’s newfound sense of creative and personal direction to the EP’s towering soundscapes and riveting themes of toiling through the dark to find the light, this second addition to the CHRONICLES series is as blissful and otherworldly as its namesake. Also boasting co-writing and co-production with Dan Searle from Architects on the track “INTO THE DARK,” a feature from Thornhill’s Jacob Charlton on “BERGHAIN,” and a horde of meticulously crafted characters and visuals lying in wait, there’s entirely never a dull moment for all who venture into this azure afterlife with Void of Vision at the helm.
And if this is what heaven is like…what comes next?
CHRONICLES II: HEAVEN TRACK LISTING:
“INTO THE DARK”