Monday 3 April 2023

Void Of Light - Enshroud

Labels: Trepanation Recordings

Formats: CD/Digital

Release Date: 24 Mar 2023


1. Deign Torrent

2. Gild

There's no time for April Fool's jokes today. There is time though for new music from a Glaswegian post-metal band called Void Of Light. They're a band that came to my attention recently, especially when I noted that they're playing in Leeds (Royal Park Cellars) later this month, alongside fellow Scottish post-metallers Codespeaker. Oh and in August they're gonna be playing at a festival in Scotland alongside Deafheaven, Chat Pile, Rolo Tomassi, Frontierer and more in their home city.

Void Of Light begin proceedings on Enshroud with clean singing and melodic instrumentation, which gives way to heavy post-metal at the three-minute mark of ‘Deign Torrent’. When they embrace the heaviness, Void Of Light are able to weave atmospheres that are both monstrous and epic at the same time.

Their second song ‘Gild’ is a very different beast. It’s tempo is obviously faster from the start, before shifting into a more conservative structure later on. Layered with technically proficient metal that grows in intensity during the song’s first half, introspection takes over during it’s latter half and shows how sensitive, and endearing post-metal can be. 

Void Of Light have created a really strong grounding for themsevles with this EP and it builds further from their 2022 debut EP. A new UK name to me, but another one that adds to the ever-growing musical tapestry of this island nation. Their trajectory can only go up from here.

You can stream Enshroud and purchase it as a name-your-price download directly from Void Of Light below:-

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Physical CD copies can be purchased from Trepanation Recordings below:-

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