“Grief Eclipse” is the new single from New Jersey-based melodic death metal trio, VOIDSCAPE. Decibel Magazine is today hosting an exclusive premiere of the new video for the song, as the band’s debut EP, Odyssey Of Spite, nears release at the end of March through Nefarious Industries.
Formed in 2017, VOIDSCAPE delivers a strain of death metal that is catchy yet scathing. Having previously released a demo and a single, guitarist Rob Torres, drummer Justin “Ninja” Spaeth (Tombs, Abacinate), and frontman Michael Ximenez (Replicant, Windfaerer) now present their debut EP, Odyssey Of Spite. Here, VOIDSCAPE administers bitter-sweet leads, monstrous riffs, and verses of human despair inflicted by viscous howls. Each composition is a melancholic journey rife with introspection and heaviness. The EP was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Rob Torres at his own Frightbox Recording in Passaic, and completed with artwork, photography, and layout by Mike Ximenez.
“The video was shot at the shore during the Winter, where everything seems abandoned and forgotten,” Ximenez states. “‘Grief Eclipse’ deals with falling into a life-sucking parasitic void and allowing it to obscure your identity. It’s about losing sight of yourself and in effect having negativity reign. Feelings of self-doubt, failure, and futility can consume you as you become their vessel. As often as you try to claw your way out or break free, you’re perpetually pulled back into the grip of darkness. The song itself has a smooth melody that carries through the piece creating a sort of mellow heavy contemplative vibe.”
Decibel writes, “Apparently if you’re looking for a desolate, depressing place to film a video, look no further than the Jersey Shore in the middle of winter. Melodic death metal trio, VOIDSCAPE, found the perfect setting for their latest single… The tune is hyper melodic musically with Torres repeating a complex hypnotic riff over Ximenez’s growled vocals. The contrast between the two creates the tension that successfully powers the mid-tempo tune.”
Stop by Decibel Magazine to watch VOIDSCAPE’s “Grief Eclipse” video now at THIS LOCATION.
Odyssey Of Spite will be released on CD, CS, and digital formats on March 31st. Find preorders, links to streaming points, and the “Burden Of Breathing” lyric video at Nefarious Industries HERE.
Watch for additional VOIDSCAPE videos and more to post over the weeks ahead.