Emptiness Soul where a band from Russia that has been featured before in this zine and plays a depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Life = Pain" which was released by Vacula Productions.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some depressive keyboards a few seconds later that also use a variety of many different sounding keys and on the second track the music starts incorporating more elements of ambient as well as going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction.
Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams while the solos and leads remain true to a very melodic musical direction and when the music speeds up it brings in more tremolo picking that gives the songs more of a raw edge along with a small amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and they also bring in a couple of instrumentals and a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
With this recording Emptiness Soul created a very tragic keyboard orientated style of depressive black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw yet heavy and powerful at the same time while the productions cover suicide and death themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Emptiness Soul and if are a fan of depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Life = Pain" "Void Of A Dead Ocean" "Fragment Of The Soul" and "Ode To the Suicide (Emptiness)". 8 out of 10.