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Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole

8.2 | 116 votes |
Release date: 27 May 2014
Style: Blackened death metal, Avantgarde metal


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01. Go And Hope
02. Nothing But The Whole
03. Behind The Curtain
04. All Is Known
05. Tale Of A Burning Man
06. The Past Is Death
07. Lowland

Olve J.LW - guitars, vocals
Philippe Angelo Pieters - guitars
Jonas Sanders - drums
Phorgath - bass, vocals

Additional info
Recorded in 2013 at Blackout Studio, Belgium.

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There's been a lot of blackened death craziness being served up lately in our beloved metal genre. Within the past two years especially, it seems like the style has been seeing a return to form of sorts, with the likes of Bölzer, Teitanblood, Diocletian and others dishing out albums that are pleasantly old school, yet with a delicious modern twist. Of all these bands, however, it is probably Belgium's Emptiness who stand as the most immersing and emotive of them all. Their 2014 album encapsulates this idea perhaps better than ever before, and is nothing short of excellent.

published 18.06.2014 | Comments (43)

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31.12.2016 - 16:52
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Not saying you don't find it fun, but I am saying it's not pretentious that people naturally find this creepy, or dark, or unnerving when the sound and musical choices used pretty much gravitate towards those feelings for the average people that probably listens to this kind of metal / music.
31.12.2016 - 16:57
Rating: 10
China was a neat
Oops, so we were talking about "average" people. Alright then.
31.12.2016 - 17:01
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You might like these bands then: Arizmenda I'd say is "whimsical." Lurker of Chalice I would call "jovial" and Blut aus Nord are clearly very "playful" and a "bit of a laugh"
31.12.2016 - 17:06

31.12.2016 - 17:14
Rating: 10
China was a neat
That sounds entirely made up and as the definition of being "pretentious" or maybe it isn't and that's how you genuinely feel about those bands, I couldn't give a flying fuck about that. Whereas I've clearly said why I enjoy this record and why I consider it fun. Now gtfo.
31.12.2016 - 22:06
Rating: 10

Sure, I listen to whitehouse sometimes and like it, but sane people will not say that whitehouse is a fun band
Giving my ears a rest from music.
11.02.2017 - 06:35
Rating: 10
China was a neat
Album of the decade so far. Few bm albums are there as close contenders but this takes the cake for me.
12.04.2017 - 03:01

Aaaagh. I always thought there was something wrong with how the album ends. Always left craving for more
03.11.2017 - 08:30
Rating: 9
Big thanks to Dark Descent for re-releasing this shit on vinyl!
12.11.2019 - 05:19
Pvt Funderground
There are only two albums that strike me with a sensation of uncertainty, desolation and hopelessness, all at the same time . One is this, the other is Dolorian's debut.

Musically different tho.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
06.07.2022 - 18:07
delicious dish
I love this album so fucking much
You are the hammer, I am the nail
building a house in the fire on the hill
08.07.2022 - 02:51
A Real Monkey

For an album that's supposedly very original, it's pretty fucking forgettable.

Think I've tried this three times and the only thing I remember about it is the end of Lowlands.
"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire

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