Alejandro Ruiz - Vocals
Juan Acevedo - Guitar
Alejandro Bravo - Guitar
Mauricio Basso - Drums
Manuel Villarroel - Bass
"Weight Of Emptiness is a metal band that cultivates a mixture of styles that include death, black, progressive and doom metal. The year 2015 was formed by former members of the defunct band Twilight Mist, Juan Acevedo and Alejandro Bravo on guitars and Alejandro Ruiz (Homicide) on vocals. The line-up is completed by Manuel Villarroel on bass and Mauricio Basso (Letargo) on drums. Note the participation in the early days of the band of bassist David Hernández, currently a member of the band Morver. On March 4, 2017 they release their debut LP called "Anfractuous Moments For Redemption"."
Weight of Emptiness has to be some of the most bone crushing music I have heard. While listening to it you can imagine the legions of soldiers coming up from the Underworld to reclaim the world that once belonged to them.
"Behind the Masks" has a deep harsh vocal that demands your attention and then once they have your attention a melodic chant provides a gentle caress to the soul, giving you this sense of safety right before ripping that serenity away and corrupting you all over again. The tempo of the guitars and drums provide the crowning march to set the atmosphere of this band and their album. The guitar solo is alluring and is like summoning you to join the legion and obey all the band's commands. The way the music almost plays with your soul, speaks of their artistic merit, and definitely made me want to hear more.
Behind the Masks - Weight of Emptiness
Then we get to "The Silence" which is once again extraordinary. To be honest most people when they hear Doom Metal they automatically assume that the music is going to be incomprehensible growls, blast beats of drums, and speed riffs from the guitar, but Weight of Emptiness takes you into a whole new realm of Doom Metal that you didn't know existed. It is reflective of the eternal struggle of darkness and light and has this undertone of familiarity in the soul which can be understood by everyone. Who hasn't had a battle of the inner demon and inner angel? The vocals really take the spotlight in this particular song and are what give me that mental visual while listening. I thoroughly enjoy how the guitars shine in a melodious rhythm with the clean vocals and then the drums create a impassioned beat with the growling vocals. Clearly the band understands the struggle within and has managed to create a song which can give others a sense of comfort they are not alone in their battles. They want to help bring you out of that struggle and lead you to the place where you no longer suffer in silence.
I would be lying if I did not say I am spellbound with the music Weight of Emptiness creates. I really respect how they stay true to their sound in each song and they play with the concept of opposites and how you need each side of the spectrum in order to make sense of life.
While this band is incredibly brutal, you get thrown for a curve with Inner Chaos. The acoustic vibe at the intro of the song shows a much softer side but still in a dominant way. Because when you think of inner chaos, it is just that, you have soft moments where everything seems like it will all be ok, then the insanity of life strikes. They have created a sirenic dance of sanity and insanity all in one song. How one band can make some of the most indescribable feelings tangible in a sense, is awe inspiring. Not many artists have that kind of grasp on the human mind or psyche like they have managed to show in one album. If you are ever having that struggle within where nothing makes sense anymore, I highly recommend you listen to this song and even though the vocals may be harsh and the rhythm intense, you actually gain a sense of peace within the madness.
I have to say Weight of Emptiness has impressed me beyond compare with the execution of this album and their artistry as a whole. And they have proven just what I have believed all this time, Metal music is a very powerful genre that can inspire others. It can create a perfect balance within the soul. It is not always angry but it does speak of anger, not to make you feel that emotion, but rather to rise up above it and do something to change the way the world is right now. Often times, society wants you to fear anger and sadness, and deem those emotions as "negative". They are not negative, they are part of being a human and just as important as the positive emotions. Thank you for creating this album and showing their is calm within chaos.
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