In Review: Temple Of Void – The World That Was

Temple Of Void

The World That Was

Release Date: 27 March 2020

Shadow Kingdom Records

FFO: Asphyx, Morgoth, Bolt Thrower

Given recent events, if ever there was an album with a foretelling title then death-doom masters Temple Of Void‘s highly anticipated third album delivers just that.

Album artwork for The World That Was was created by Adam Burke

The album’s opener “A Beast Among Us” Thunderous doom-laden opening riff really sets the tone & mood for the album “Self-Schism” is slower and melodic than the opening track but the misery has been turned up a level. The shortest & Flamenco sounding Instrumental “A Single Obulus” is followed by “Leave The Light Behind” unexpectedly take a space-rock twist in amongst the combination of harsh and clean vocals.

The penultimate track “Casket Of Shame” is the track that I played the most from the album, this is followed by the final title track and longest of the album “The World That Was” which is not only the perfect closer but is also the most Ominous sounding track of the album.

Even being in the fortunate position of being able to access new and upcoming albums this is one I keep coming back to again and again

4.5 out of 5 skulls

The World That Was tracklist

  1. A Beast Among Us
  2. Self-Schism
  3. A Single Obolus
  4. Leave The Light Behind
  5. Casket Of Shame
  6. The World That Was

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