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Emptiness

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1) Emptiness is a band from Belgium. The group was founded in 1998 by Nerath Daemon (lead guitar/vocals, Enthroned) and Phorgath (lead vocals/bass, also in Hybrid Viscery and Sons of Jonathas). They then were joined by Naerguth (rhythm guitar, also in Excavated) and drummer Khapth to start their unique take on death metal. Their style is more atmospheric than usual death metal, a moody riff sense with melodic harmonies and fast drumming with a solid pattern beat.

In the first stages of life they self-released a demo called Eternal Rising in 2000 expressing a moody atmospheric kind of harsh death metal, containing lyrical aspects such as emptiness, horrors and darkness. This lead to a label signing with Witching Hour Records, who re-released the first demo and the new songs as a bonus second demo called Necrorgy in 2002.

The band changed their line-up for the first time with drummer Khapth leaving, and guitarist Naerguth over the direction of the band. These were quickly replaced by Glaurung (drums) and Phil (rhythm guitar, ex-Manic Movement). This new line-up released the band’s debut full-length album Guilty to Exist, in 2004 with guest vocals by Lord Sabathan (Enthroned) helping them, on Painkiller Records. This album was a compilation of the two former demos and 5 new songs added with the new-line up which showed maturity within the musicianship and showmanship within the songs but still had the quick edge like in the first demos.

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  • Nagual_Hoor_Lam

    fantastic

    19 Mar 1:52am Reply
  • CallumJBS

    Flawless indeed!

    3 Mar 12:37pm Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    I've just discovered this band and im already in love, Nothing but the whole is Flawless.

    2 Feb 3:29pm Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Nothing but the Whole, Great album.

    12 Jan 2:44am Reply
  • Grobovozius

    "Nothing but the Whole is a phenomenal album. Definitely in my top 3 favourite releases this year!" Super-agree with it. Incredible album.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ljlith

    Nothing but the Whole is a phenomenal album. Definitely in my top 3 favourite releases this year!

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • truebelief

    very solid 2014 album. definitely one of the better ones I've heard. [1]

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Intrinsic3141

    Infectious and sinister riffs cloaked in a suffocating paranoia. Great stuff!

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • osmark

    very solid 2014 album. definitely one of the better ones I've heard.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Nathankelley

    It's really not fair to give them any specific genre tag. They do so many styles so well!

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • fordervetsinn

    new album is gorgeous

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Funerary_Doom

    This rules.

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Chao-G

    Great album! I hadn't heard Emptiness before and wasn't really interested in checking this album out earlier, but I'm glad I finally did.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Worm-Infested

    i'd consider the new one to be death/doom too. it just has some progressive/psychedelic/experimental aspects too

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • extrememetal999

    love the new album's first half (first 4 tracks), but not the second half (last 3 tracks)...so i'll just keep listening to those 4 tracks..not black/death either in this album, it's somewhat weird kind of death/doom...

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • PutridBastard

    whoaaa I didn't expect it to be this good, first time I listen to them and Im hooked.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • sicknessreport

    incredible...

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • truebelief

    amazing band

    10 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Reparations

    "Nothing but the whole" is brilliant, one of the most interesting releases of 2014 so far.

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • DonCappuccino

    Nothing But the Whole is absolutely amazing. All Is Known has to be one of the best tracks of the year so far with it's weird swinging beat and omnious psychedelic guitar passages.

    31 May 2014 Reply
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