Vastness

by Il Vuoto

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Sonny92 Some nice atmospheric funeral doom here, with My Dying Bride-influenced gothic undertones. Good variety of material rather than uniformly melancholic sonic monoliths. Most of the songs build from fairly gentle beginnings to heaving crescendos. Of particular note is second track, Weakness, an acoustic guitar-led funereal tour-de-force.
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Weirded Beardo Once in a while you come across an album that thoroughly engrosses you, even if you have apprehensions about their style of choice. Il Vuoto's latest is one such record that pulls the listener down with it's emotional weight while also dashing out a weird sense of reprieve at the same time. Every second of this record's nearly hour long run time is designed to cause the most effective emotional impact impossible! Favorite track: Her Fragile Limbs.
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    The second album from the Italian funeral doom act "Il Vuoto" - presented as a 4 panel digipack with an accompanying booklet.

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1.
14:40
2.
13:45
My scars devouring I forgot to swallow time This night, weeps alluring Today, misery is mine. I shall die again Fulfil the last page In this void succumbs Yet the memory is mine. Behold the creation Mother, oh every drop. Distil the purest essence of lucid woe. Dreams, in liquid form Bitter swallowing ghost Feeding the weakest side of my heart.
3.
The perceived distance between me and the sky will be filled tonight. Watching the world from above, sailing the starlit firmament. Pushed even below the crimson death, always stealing from life. Feeling no guilt or pain, the imperfection of making this real. Five angles of purity to each corner of emptiness. This time the night is mine. This time the night is all mine… I think I have never trust in anyone of you, nor I think I never will. On the very last day of bright, the scorched earth. The call of the icy soil I couldn't avoid to answer. Five days of peace, my mind slept unconscious. Longing for the quietest of skies, when my limbs can sleep forever and ever again. I made my best to make you suffer, You're doing your best to make me repent.
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Five stars of denial And flickering dreams In this cold slumber And bleeding walls I won't see. Five angles of perfection Of bodies aborted And sights distorted Through my lust and perversion I won't see Tonight I failed again Tonight we slept again In this fiery embrace Where we were left. Five days of cleansing The night is drawing near. Trying to find redemption Get rid of all this dirt. I won't tell… Five minutes of pureness Washing the days off. Sewing self -inflicted wounds While carrying the burden away. Tonight I've failed again (as the dusk's been kissing me) Together we've slept my friends (while stars have been watching us) The light of creation The morning of grace The flowering of life I won't see any of this.
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about

Il Vuoto is the noise of sorrow and distress…a solo Funeral Doom / Drone project hailing from Piacenza, Italy, created by the same mastermind behind the excellent Black Metal project Chiral. In addition to some demo albums, Il Vuoto released a debut album, entitled “Weakness” in the summer of 2015, and now we present the second observation, entitled “Vastness”.

“Vastness” is an album about sorrow. Each song on the album discusses sorrow from a different perspective and point of view. Universal sorrow, intimate sorrow, mental illness, suicide, and cleansing are ever-present themes on an album that accurately represents the complicated feelings of sorrow by being at once devastating and soul-crushing as well as melancholic and sublime.

From a base of slow pulsing Atmospheric/Funeral Doom, to hints of galloping Black Metal, dreamy Post-rock, and melancholic acoustic sections, this is an album that is not easily classifiable. The vocals range from powerful gutturals, anguished screams, cleans, and spoken word, and many of the lengthy songs on the album shift seamlessly from Funeral Doom sections to a Black Metal onslaught, before taking you on a trip through an introspective section. “Vastness” is expansive and exploratory, going in the directions dictated by the tales told, exploring real life stories of suicide, illness, and psychological disorders wrapped around the universal theme of sorrow central to the human experience.

“Vastness” is an album drenched in atmosphere, reflection, and genuine emotion which should appeal to fans of bands such as Nortt, Ea, Mournful Congregation, Monumentum, and Angelic Process among others.

Releasing February 12 on a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet through Hypnotic Dirge Records

“The Stars gather now in circle
And I could hold this forever
No horizon is as empty
As mine will ever be

I forever hold this doom…”

credits

released February 12, 2019

"Vastness" Album Trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch

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‘Il Vuoto’ on ‘Vastness’ is:
Matteo Gruppi - all instruments and vocals

Links & Contacts:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ilvuotodoom
Bandcamp: ilvuoto.bandcamp.com
email: ilvuoto@hotmail.com

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"‘Vastness’ is a sumptuous feast of dark emotions and fears , able to bring you to tears whilst wearing the broadest smile"
-Planet Mosh

"There’s not a moment in all of “Vastness” that I felt wasn’t amazingly compelling or immensely immersive with how well this five-track monster became an entity all its own almost immediately. From one beautiful success after another, Il Vuoto has created something truly special the likes of which I refuse to let become forgotten in today’s climate."
-Headbangers Review

"What a masterpiece. Really, this is very very very very good."
-Blessed Altar Zine

"Don’t think funeral doom is for you? This is an album that might change your mind."
-Games, Brrraaains and a Headbanging Life

"“Vastness” es, sin duda, un gran trabajo de Funeral Doom, el cual recomiendo encarecidamente a todas aquellas personas amantes de bandas como Bell Witch o Mournful Congregation. No quedaréis defraudados en absoluto."
-Broken Tomb Magazine

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