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Review: Sculptor Void - The Rending Light
Sculptor Void
The Rending Light

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 29:29
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: April 26, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
Readers Rating
The Rending Light

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (6 Votes)

The debut album by German thrashers The Rending Light bets on the sci-fi theme, mainly in the subjects of the void in space, cosmic aberrations and the decimation of organic life forms. This interesting (yet already saturated) matter is accompanied by a semi-tech Thrash sound that reminds me of bands like Vektor, Voivod and – in the more aggressive parts – Nocturnus.

While the album doesn't quite reach a climax, the 30-minute mark feels like a good length here because the tracks intertwine with each other and the riffs are often recycled, which could be a problem in an hour-long record, for example. Although repetitive at times, the riffs do provide some killer passages and the almost-guttural vocal lines by Marcus Gasper match the atmosphere and overall instrumental.

This won't make you want to jump on a rocket and obliterate every alien in space because of how pumped you are by listening to Sculptor Void, but it's nevertheless a good debut with some inspired bits; recommended for fans of the aforementioned bands and to those who're seeking to get away from the typical Thrash Metal approach.

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