Voiceless Void – “Song of Black Roses”(2010)

Label: Mazzar Records

Review by Luisa Mercier

Voiceless Void come from Russia and “Song of Black Roses” is their fourth full-length. They offer to the audience a gothic-doom metal played in a rather classic way. Plenty of growling vocals, female vocals, guitars tuned down and lots of keyboards and synth. The opener “Be My Faith” is completely sung by male vocalist and I have to say that I don’t like them at all. Way too raw for my ears and they lack violence and despair. The title track follows and we get to hear Olga, the female vocalist. She’s got a pleasant dark half-operatic voice that is well suited to contrast Roman, the guitar player and growler. Something different is “Queen of The Lakes” which has an acoustic intro and some nice melodic parts mostly supported by synth and guitars. Listening through the album I have to make a great effort to find something really original, honestly the album is well produced, nicely played but something is missing. That idea that makes you say: “this is actually very good!”. It stays an average gothic metal album that lovers of this genre may enjoy but not the others.

Rating – 60/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Be My Faith
  2. Song of Black Roses
  3. Crucified by Demons
  4. Queen of the Lakes
  5. Seal of Tragedy
  6. In Your Eyes
  7. The Way of Sin
  8. Man Without Face
  9. Dead Light

 

Line Up

  • Olga Salikhova – Vocals
  • Roman Netrebenko – Guitars & Vocals
  • Artur Bazura – Guitar

 

Links

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