Legacy Of Emptiness are a band from Norway that plays a very symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Over The Past" which will be released in June by Black Lion Records.
Symphonic sounding keyboards start off the album and they also mix in with the more heavy and melodic side of the music along with all of the instruments sounding very powerful and the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Sounds of nature can be heard briefly and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's influences from the symphonic Norwegian style and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while deep growls are also added into certain sections of the recording.
Certain sections of the songs bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and acoustic guitars along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of melodic goth style vocals can be heard.
Legacy Of Emptiness plays a style of black metal that is very symphonic and goes back to the 90's era of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, hopelessness, void, and historical themes.
In my opinion Legacy Of Emptiness are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Despair" "There Was A Man" and "Evening Star". 8 out of 10.