Genre : Black Metal/Goth
Location : Hungary
Release title : Storming Voices of Inner Devotion
Release type : Full length CD and digital release
Release year : 2016
Label : Sun and Moon Records
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1. Through The Horizon
2. Crown Of Doom
3. Never To Redeem
4. Death, Holy End
6. A Mind In Chains
7. Lefelé A Setét Mélységbe
8. Forlorn Heart
10. Long I've Gone (Where All Sinks)
11. In Damnation Vast
Total time: 40:28 mins.
Svoid's "Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion" is dark, foreboding, dirty, ugly, and possessed...Of a fine Black Metal/Goth blend crafting songs of intrigue and depth. An insistent urgency to their material and delivery catches and holds the attention, but in an intimidating manner. Almost overbearing in sheer mass and the never-ending nature of their black abyss, Svoid's contributions in "Never To Redeem" and "Crown Of Doom" are like nails to a coffin of something being buried forever.
Can it get any blacker, you ask, as the dissonant, dirty guitar tones introduce "Death. Holy End". Menacing bass lines push the band forward into an explosion of nihilistic consternation and searching, haunted tapestries of pounding distortion.
Being inducted into the chant of "Eternal" is like being dragged into a dungeon room of a horns-throwing cult. As the song develops, the chant returns, even stronger the second time. Being led into further atmospheres of torch-lit catacombs by questionable black-cloaked company, a classic Goth vibe settles on tunes like "Bloodline".
The vocals throughout the album are sometimes reminiscent of Rotting Christ's Sakis Tolas. Horrifying shrieked and roared choruses infect "Long I've Gone (Where All Sinks)". Seemingly consecrating an abomination of miserable tragedy and betrayal, the opus rakes the bottom of moods foul and infuriating. Smashing forth chords of anger and destruction, the pounding march of inglorious purgatory scintillates the emotions and provokes the blood to rise.
Building up to the album's climax, "In Damnation Vast" begins a final journey into shadowy netherworlds of bizarre and disturbing visions. Overall an acquired taste for some, a natural progression into the subterranean realms for others. Uncompromising, distorted and dirty to the end, compelling, mysterious, a SVOID of bleak yet passionate consciousness.
- Vile Ent