Inherits the Void - The Impending Fall of the Stars (2023)


Unleashing waves of old-school Symphonic/Melodic Black Metal, today we have one-man battalion Inherits the Void and and ‘their’ sophomore full-length release “The Impending Fall of the Stars”. Mixing elements from the early days of bands like Old Man’s Child and Dimmu Borgir, with the raw melody of Immortal, this release delivers 43 minutes of intense music.

Opening with the album title track, we instantly get waves of crushing riffs, a la Galder style, perfectly adorned with subtle but lush keyboards and hellish screams. The immediate vibe is quite retro, but with crisp production values. As “Palingenesis”, “Where the Oceans Lost their Might” and “Sullen Laments of the Wanderers” roll by, the listener will find itself headbanging to the expertly crafted melodic core of the band’s sound.

The blistering onslaught continues after an interlude with the piercing “Endless Nocturnal Mask” and its crafty guitar work. Far from just mindless riffing, Antoine Scholtès nicely weaves tempo changes and atmospherics to keep things interesting and engaging. Our favorite track has to be the moody “While the Night Seizes of the Burning Sun” and its atmospheric brilliance. Having a darker tone, the track nicely creates a very eerie and mysterious vibe.

Closing with the dramatic “Oracle of a Forgotten Grief”, we are left quite pleased and excited about this release. The album is full of memorable riffs, excellent atmospheric passages, and an overall crushing tempo. Inherits the Void has very nicely honed in their craft and we can’t wait to see how their sound evolves, or just get more of that old-school vibe.

Band: Inherits the Void Album: The Impending Fall of the Stars

Label: Avantgarde Music

Release: January 20th, 2023

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Genre: Atmospheric/Melodic Black Metal

Country: France

Rating: 94/100

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