De Profundis “The Emptiness Within” (2012)

May 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Artist – De Profundis
Album – The Emptiness Within
Label – Kolony Records
Year – 2012

May 7th, 2012 (UK)
May 11th, 2012 (EU)

1. From the Depths
2. Delirium
3. Silent Gods
4. This Wretched Plague
5. Twisted Landscapes
6. Release
7. Dead Inside
8. Parallel Existence
9. Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)

In 2005 the world was shaken unto the mystics surrounding ‘De Profundis’ and has never stopped shaking since. With beautiful Jazz like structures mixed with the pure brilliance in the doom metal makes this UK band stand out from everywhere and everyone else. ‘The Emptiness Within’ is De Profundis‘ third album and as it progresses from track to track you are invited, almost lured into the unmistakable talent and song writing skills behind this band.

If we look at Delirium, this is a track that has it all. We go from metal to doom to jazz to extreme metal. With frontman ‘Craig Land’ and his vocals taking you into a new and unmistakable world, you are merely left confounded without anywhere left to hide. Then take if you will ‘This wretched Plague’ from the gentle almost ‘soft’ opening intro to bring you closer to the music before the inevitable takes places and it blows you ears to smithereens. Flowing between death metal and the likes of ‘Agolloch’ this song like so many others on this album has it all.

Technically this album is unconformist in every possible way, taking influences from so many different genres and influences then combining them into one very clever piece of musical genius.

Mixed at the well known ‘Studios Davout’ (AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne) in Paris, then mastered by the very talented Tim Turan (Emporer, Motorhead) you can really hear everything in content.

Well worth a listen.

Reviewed by Dylan Raine


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