Odyssey Of Spite, the debut EP from New Jersey melodic death metal trio VOIDSCAPE, is now streaming in its entirety exclusively at Invisible Oranges, ahead of its official release this Friday on Nefarious Industries.
VOIDSCAPE was formed in 2017 by guitarist Rob Torres, drummer Justin “Ninja” Spaeth (Tombs, Abacinate), and frontman Michael Ximenez (Replicant, Windfaerer). The band delivers a strain of death metal that is catchy yet scathing on 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.
With the EP being unveiled this week, Mike Ximinez writes, “The future seems like it’s getting bleaker, and the world is in disarray. You can’t help but marinate in the thick melancholy and mourn the insipid state of things, but you need to push through or else you’ll get sucked into the void. As an entity, we’ve been writing together sporadically for over half a decade and we’re proud to unveil this chapter of the VOIDSCAPE saga! Odyssey Of Spite is a declaration to persevere despite the obstacles ahead.”
Invisible Oranges writes, “VOIDSCAPE plucks a vital nostalgic string tucked deep in my heart – though the New Jersey-based band doesn’t sound exactly like the melodic death metal that I grew up with, their new EP Odyssey Of Spite is completely unafraid to enrich their vicious death metal core with a synth-boosted melodicism that’s indulgently weird and expressive, and reminds me of sounds long buried by a zest for mainstream appeal. At the same time, VOIDSCAPE differentiate themselves from other melodic death metal revival acts by focusing more on catchiness and diversifying their attack — this is evident in the guitar work, which combine more traditional death metal riffs with explorative leads that let the absolutely sublime bass tone shine through, and how the anthemically delivered, anguished vocals lend themselves to killer choruses.”
Listen to VOIDSCAPE’s Odyssey Of Spite first through Invisible Oranges now at THIS LOCATION.
Odyssey Of Spite will be released on CD, CS, and digital formats this Friday, March 31st. Find ordering options and links to streaming points where the “Burden Of Breathing” lyric video and “Grief Eclipse” video are playing at Nefarious Industries HERE.
Watch for additional VOIDSCAPE videos and more to post over the weeks ahead.
“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.” – Decibel Magazine on “Grief Eclipse”
“A quick hitting five song affair, listeners can expect a sound that is aggressive while catchy, straightforward enough to keep the hooks on point – incorporating a mix of influences globally to set themselves apart from the pack.” – Dead Rhetoric