Seeming Emptiness is a solo project, coming from Germany, under the banner of a post metal with wide doom and progressive nuances. The instrumental nature of the album means that its location goes in the same direction of all those works structured in a similar manner and heard in recent times, certainly of good workmanship but unable to impose themselves as they could in light of the quality exhibited. As a matter of fact, the sound exhibited in Heavy Rain often brings back to sounds referable to Katatonia of the end of the century and, therefore, in order to get an idea of its content, it’s not strange to think about what would remain of the Swedish band if stripped of Renkse’s voice. Obviously this juxtaposition has mainly explanatory purposes because, in any case, the sound of Seeming Emptiness ranges in a sufficiently varied way, preferring medium-sustained rhythms and showing more than one passage worthy of note, with the guitar to weave melodies of excellent workmanship. In the presentation of the music contained here is declared as an expression of a sense of estrangement in the face of the irreversible drift of mankind and the environment that surrounds it: certainly shareable issues, but still remain blurred in the absence of the lyrical component. On Heavy Rain I can only repeat what I have said many times about proposals of this type: it is a good dish which lacks a key ingredient to become excellent. Net of this aspect, however, remains the goodness of the work weblog Seeming Emptiness, so those who love these sounds could take more than one satisfaction.
2016 – Rain Without End Records