Existential Void Guardian
Release Date: 14.9.2018
The follow-up to 2016’s Revengeance Conan finally release their new album Existential Void Guardian and will be the bands first with new drummer Johnny King.
Existential Void Guardian kicks off with “Prosper on the Path” with is distinct Conan sound into my favourite track on the album so far (at this point 4th continuous album playthrough) “Eye to Eye to Eye” I am in love with the Riffs and tempo changes. Then a very fast short (54 seconds) interlude with “Paincation” leading into the first two tracks previously released “Volt Thrower” & “Vexxagon” lastly for the studio tracks “Eternal Silent Legend” is Fuzzy, Dark and has almost a very early Paradise Lost feel to it.
The Live tracks which have been included as bonus tracks “Total Conquest” “Satsumo” “Foehammer” & “Hawk as a Weapon” are a nice touch and if you are new to the band then they are a good addition but I didn’t feel that they were necessarily needed, I’m not adverse to live material on a studio album, for me I would rather have an entire album of live material rather than a mashup of the two.
Melodic Vocals, Punkier Tempos & a 90’s Hardcore vibe in places. Existential Void Guardian has been worth the wait & I’m looking to catching them shortly.
4 out of 5 skulls
Conan kick off the U.K. leg of their tour and the end of November with 10 Confirmed dates so far.