Monday, 30 March 2015

Call of the Void - 'Ageless' (Album Review)


Album Type: Full-Length
Date Released: 06/02/2015
Label: Relapse Records

Ageless CD//DD/LP track listing:

1. Old Hate
2.Truth In Bone
3.The Sun Chaser
4.R.I.S.
5.Black Ice
6.I
7.The Hive
8.Cold Hands
9.Long Knives
10.Honor Among Thieves
11.II
12.Ageless

Call of the Void is

Gordon Koch | Drums
Patrick Alberts | Guitar
Gabe Morales | Guitar
Alex Pace | Bass
Steve Vanica | Vocals

Review:

Call of the Void has managed to create yet another aggressive record which stays true to their deep crust and grind roots. ‘Ageless’, in it's twelve tracks, has some familiar and some completely new elements to Call of the Void's sound. It’s viscous, loud, and dirty, which holds no surprise coming from a band with influences such as Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer.

Drums are in a constant blast state with fast tom action and powerful breaks while the guitars and bass have a dirty sludge tone and gush out fury. Vocals are rage filled calls from a deep, dark, hell and contain some angry lyrics tackling themes that range from death to disgusting rebirth. This record has really great moments but some of my favorites are their instrumental tracks six and eleven. These tracks create atmosphere and are great tie-ins to the songs placed after them. ‘The Hive’ is my go to track for vocals; it’s filled with crust punk/grind madness that instantly becomes a classic.
My hat is off for this band; I've never truly gotten into the genre, but Call of Void has created a sound that is dirty and full of chaotic insanity. ‘Ageless’ is a great record and I highly recommend it to any fans of grind or hardcore but make sure you clear your bedroom space before you start moshing and keyboard diving.

Words by: Jihad Nasser

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