Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, February 2, 2015

Call Of The Void - Ageless

Ageless cover art

Call Of The Void, now there is a band to be reckoned with. After 2013's Dragged Down A Dead End Path I wasn't sure what to expect from these grind freaks. And while they keep up the same manic energy that made them so fascinating in the first place, there are definitely a few flecks of maturity that have worked their way in, proving that though Ageless is ferocious, it's also the kind of record that can speak to the human condition. With roaring guitars and frightening vocals, these guys have worked their way into creating something that will shock you to your core.

The main difference between this record and Dragged Down A Dead End Path is that it tends to have a bit more ambience. The tortured screaming over top of the ringing distortion in Truth In Bone sort of sets the tone for the rest of the record. Though they still are unafraid to get extremely fast and brutal, it's not unusal for them to add moments that are actually a bit more reminiscent of bands like Full Of Hell. Call of the Void are rapidly growing and though they can still scald you with rage, they seem to have been turned on to noisier elements. Their handling of these is impressive and proves to me that these guys are a force to be reckoned with.

At the end of the day Ageless is more than just another grindcore record. It is a logical step forward in the career of one of hardcores most exciting bands. They are tearing faces off with the power of these riffs and I feel like it's only a matter of time before they take the crown. Call Of The Void have an understanding of grind that is almost impossible to match, and their approach, taking their music as high art, has the potential to be as groundbreaking as Gridinks 2014 grindcore masterpiece Longhena.

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