SHORES OF NULL is hard to describe. Not many bands leave me speechless but describing this band or talking about what I thought of this release is actually hard because its got so many great things to say about it but I’m going to give it a shot. So if you are a fan of doom metal and a fan of melodic black metal, put those two together and you get this band. Quiescence is their debut release after only being a group since last year. Shores of Null features members from the bands Zippo, The Orange Man Theory, Noumeno, Il Grande Scisma d’Oriente, and Mens Phrenetica.
Quiescence makes a very strong debut into the metal scene. Only released barely late March, the album has already seen a lot of great reviews and open ears from the metal community. The two singles which also have music videos titled “Quiescent” and “Kings of Null” have been circulating the internet and seeing numbers rise in views. The band blends perfectly a unique and strong mixture of doom metal atmosphere, black metal riffs and ferocity, death metal grunts and heaviness with a tinge of gothic metal as the finishing touch. Vocals go between being sung and having that eerie feel that sends shivers down your spine to harsh vocals that may remind listeners of Opeth at times like in the track “Quiescent.” Fans of Enslaved and Amorphis will enjoy tracks like “Kings of Null” and “Souls of the Abyss” with their epic guitars and soaring vocals both sung, screamed and growled. Each track has that doom and gloom feel but also is different from one another like phases and moments of a epic journey.
There is nothing that can be said badly of the band and this debut album, they have struck gold with this strong, well written and expertly composed release. Fans of doom, death and black metal can all find something they like with this album as it has perfectly made a piece of each metal genre fit perfectly into their songs. I would say that this album is definitely a must own for any fan of metal music that wants something unique, well composed and not mundane and redundant. This album can be found and purchased through Peaceville Records’ website or the band’s website.