NÚLL
Entity
(Ván Records)
42:20min

“Entity” is an album that creates images of standing outside at dusk as a gentle breeze whispers through your hair… a cold chill sends ripples of shuddering goosebumps traipsing across your arms… and you gaze across the vast hills and swaying trees in a miasmic atmosphere that envelopes you and your surroundings. NÚLL are a band that can do this, that can take your breath away and carry you to a vast ocean of thoughts. You won’t be banging your head or pumping your fists. You won’t be smashing into fellow drunken Metalheads in the pit. No, this isn’t that kind of album. The first track ‘None’ is a beckoning spirit with its doomy guitars, slowly thumping drums and almost pleaing vocals. ‘Reduced Beyond The Point Of Renewal’, with the protagonist clearly in some state of mental pain, follows the same path as the track before it. ‘Grasping The Outer Hull Of The Tangible’ screeches and wails, heralding in the despair that the entire album ushers forth. You can feel the intense emotional drain within the vocalist that almost bleeds you dry. ‘(Em)Pathetic’, with its atmospheric guitars and subtle drumming, lingers not-quite-gently in the shadows, waiting for its moment to make its way into the churning abyssic waters below. And if you weren’t all ready to dive off the edge before you, ‘Conjoin The Vacuous’ gives you a little nudge forward, whispering “Go ahead. It’s what you really want.” The final track ‘An Idiosyncratic Mirage’ tears into our souls with anguish and emotional turmoil that ends the album where it began… us staring into the void of our life as the world slows down to a crawl. Sit back, pour yourself a harsh drink, dim the lights, turn off your phone, and drown in the aural bliss that is “Entity”. If you come out of this in one piece, you’re tougher for it. NÚLL are a band that’ll stir your memories into a boiling mass of goo and empty out your soul without a second thought. For more info, check out https://0000000.bandcamp.com, www.van-records.de

David Simonton

David Simonton

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