Punishing, yet intricate, doom/post metal band Storm of Void have been dropped in our laps seemingly out of fucking nowhere. And we are so much better for it.
Storm of Void is a monstrous duo out of the streets of Tokyo who combine a whole barrage of genres and influences to create the madness that you can hear for yourselves further below. One of the tracks that the band has released even features the legend himself Barney of Napalm Death fame. The track is entitled Bow and Scrape off the band’s full length entitled War Inside You released last year on Hostess Entertainment.
“Not full-on doom metal, not quite blissed out stoner, not math rock, not beard-stroking instrumental, not shoegaze….and yet Tokyo’s STORM OF VOID somehow manage to seamlessly combine elements of all the above into one thrilling, leviathan whole on debut album ‘War Inside You’.
The fact that such a staggeringly enormous sound comes from a duo shouldn’t be surprising considering the pedigree of those involved. 8-string guitarist George Bodman cut his teeth in indie rock/emo pioneers Bluebeard and Naht and moved on to play in Toyota’s punk rock orchestra Turtle Island, whilst drummer Dairoku Seki was in one of Japan’s best-loved and most successful post hardcore bands, envy.”
The band previously released a self-titled EP on Sonzai Records, the label owned by Envy vocalist Tetsu, back in 2017. The band released a music video for the track, Silent Eyes, that was featured on that release:
Besides the Envy connection, guitarist George Bodman – as mentioned above – also did time in post hardcore band NAHT.
There is not enough space on this website to explain to you how important Storm of Void is. You need to check out the tunes below to get the full gist of what a monumental band this is.
Enjoy. And. You’re welcome.
Check out Storm of Void live with Barney!