Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
It has been four long years since we last heard from Spain’s EMPTY via the superb ‘Etica Profana Negativa’ offering.
Now that absence ends, with news that their fifth studio album, ‘Vacio‘, will arrive September 28th on CD and Vinyl LP formats from Osmose Productions. We have an official video premiere from the album today for the track “The Yellow Rain“.
The song and the ‘Vacio‘ recording are inspired by the book La Lluvia Amarilla (“The Yellow Rain”) by Julio Llamazares. The PR that accompanied the album announcement puts it best:
“This album shows a long, bitter, and fateful journey to oblivion and nothingness. Its own title reflects the nature of the message: the memory of Death, which from an ominous shadow, it became a tangible and palpable presence; the blind acceptance of the fate that removes our trace and dilutes our existence in time.“
The music of EMPTY is not at all devoid of anything or lacking, or “empty” in any sense of the word. It is atmospherically alluring, darkly enveloped, ambient psychedelia. There are abundant factors of a cold, stark, experimental nature and aggressive passages of undiluted black metal, too.
‘Vacio‘ is very much the soundtrack of a fateful journey to oblivion and nothingness.
The pre-order for ‘Vacio‘ from EMPTY is active now at the following links:
01. The Yellow Rain
03. The Rope At The mill
04. We All Taste The Same For The Worms
05. The Night Remains For Who Is
06. The Pilgrim Of Desolation
07. Filandom Under The Sign Of Misfortune