Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion Of Being

Vacant Eyes cite Daylight Dies, Colosseum and Evoken among their influences, and, drawing wisely on these sounds, the Massachusetts band made their best debut in 2014 with the ep The Dim Light Of Introversion; indeed, the melodic sense intertwined with a tragic and painful mood highlighted a potential of the highest order whose main responsible was Josh Moran, singer, guitarist and composer who had inaugurated the whole thing as a solo project a few years before. His musical creature re-emerged last year with the release of the full length A Somber Preclusion Of Being. “A collection of thoughts and perspectives for those who share the dream of an alternative end to existence“, this is the album in the words of the leader; Vacant Eyes try to catalyse the most discouraging moments of existence trying to provide some answers to the questions that arise. The sound expands in a melodic sense, giving appropriate space to the lead guitar and giving the whole a more progressive touch, without losing the dark streaks of the debut. The mastering by Jens Bogren (who contributed to the sound of Katatonia, Opeth and DarK Tranquillity albums, among others) enhances the coating of a work cloaked in depressive themes and aimed at soothing the pessimism and abandonment that seizes everyone in the most difficult moments.

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