Void Paradigm are a band from France that plays a musical style that they call 'hypnotic dodecatonic black metal' and this is a review of their 2015 album 'Earth's Disease" which will be released in May by Apathia Records.
Distorted sounding drones start off the album before adding in melodic guitar leads and a few seconds later angry black metal screams start to become a huge part of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the guitar riffs also use a great amount of melody.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear some avant garde elements in both the solos and riffs at times and there are also times where the music speeds up a bit and blast beats can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a progressive style of black metal at times.
Growls can be heard on some of the tracks while some of the fast parts bring in more of a raw black metal feeling and some of the other songs also bring back noises and add in small amounts of harsh noises and clean playing which also gives the album more of an experimental feeling before making a return back to a heavier direction and the songs also start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of violins while another song uses spoken word parts.
Void Paradigm creates a style of black metal that is very original and progressive sounding and also display a great amount of talent and skill as musicians, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover universe, void, emptiness and philosophy.
In my opinion Void Paradigm are a very great sounding progressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Revenge" and "From the East To The Skies". 8 out of 10.