"Oh, Nameless One! We may rise up from the ashes of Doom!"
9,5 / 10
"It has been easily the best Hungarian album so far this year, regardless of styles or genres."
(Felvideki Rock Magazin)
92 / 100
"Overall, SVOID has managed to surprise us with how much they have evolved after their raw and more ‘straightforward’ debut “Never To Return” … in “Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion”, the band continues with their harsh Black Metal core but adds a plethora of new influences, managing to create a very unique and catchy brand of Black Metal … perfect for fans of bands like DHG, Arcturus and Avant-garde Black Metal outfits, this release has considerably high replay value as you will discover new things on each spin."
4 / 5
4 / 5
"… nice and dark … I love the eerie sounds … SVOID is like a younger, Metal version of new-age band The Cure … which is for me, a good sign!"
8,2 / 10
"'Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion' is a beautiful fresco of extreme music … Black Metal is definitely an important part of the proposed sound … but the group goes further, trying (and succeed) to break a lot of barriers, not only between the extreme genres, channeling notes of other musical worlds into a single score."
(In Your Eyes)
8 / 10
"Ultimately, a full and varied album, where the goal is clear … but you are completely unaware of the road to reach it …"
8 / 10
"… a very great sounding anti cosmic, post Black Metal band … and if you are looking for something very original, you should check out this band."
(Occult Black Metal Zine)
8 / 10
"… an expressly lowering and dismal mooded album which includes a lot to be explored … ambitious work."
8 / 10
8 / 10
"All-in-all, I’m mightily impressed by SVOID and ‘Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion’ … this is a very good, intelligently crafted album with plenty to sate many a Metal fan throughout … as such, it comes with a healthy recommendation from yours truly."
(Man Of Much Metal)
8 / 10
"… the more I listened to the songs and felt the darkness in the Black Metal vocals and riffs, the better I realized that SVOID indeed carries a message or some form of concept within the songs … in this sense, this is surely an interesting record; it will keep you curious song after song … you might find yourself drawn into the darkness … feels quite different when you listen to it from the beginning to the end … although the band’s style is mostly associated with Black Metal, I think that what they create is rather a mixture of Post Metal and Black Metal elements … the vocals reminded me of a mixture of Jon Nödtveidt (Dissection) and John Haughm (Agalloch), which I found really well done for a record like this … “Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion” is dark and dynamic … if you are particularly interested in the concepts of anti-cosmic Metal but also Post- and Black Metal, give this album a chance!"
(Melody Of The Soul)
8 / 10
(Musica Continua A Mesma)
8 / 10
7,5 / 10
"In addition to sluggish Black Metal bands such as Silencer, Forgotten Tomb ... psychedelic elements from Occult Rock acts such as Coven and Ghost sneak in, as well as Gothic and Wave-like groups such as The Sisters Of Mercy, Joy Division, The Nephilim or The Cure, but almost always with the screeching vocals typical of Black Metal ... very interesting ..."
3 / 5
"This is an album that is filled with beautifully written melodies which mix with a heavy atmosphere and vocals that create imagery in a beautiful poetic way … 'Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion' is an album that is filled with so much … the catchy music and its lyrical genius make this album one that is filled with an energy that has been put to its best use."
"Black Metal acts often go to great lengths to standout from the pack and no one stands out better than Hungary's mysterious offering, SVOID."
(Metal At The Gates)
"SVOID's newest material is towering high above other inland bands, both in sound and in athosphere … as if we had to wander alone in grey emptiness aimlessly, it would be the background music."
"SVOID is on a very good way to make their name even more well-known and to create an individual sound by alloying particular elements of different genres … do not think of some mixed garbage, it's a precisely made product of exactly calculated ingredients … as the band have released Ars Kha (EP 2011) and To Never Return (debut album 2013) they left behind the "usual" Black Metal themes by degrees - and they also use new, more colorful and melodic lines instead."
"At all times I am kept entertained with a flurry of twisting riffs , takes so many turns in different directions it’s amazing how it manages to stay cohesive and well arranged … its great to hear the bass being put to work well in songs as too often it can become lost and almost non existent in a lot of Black Metal … a huge selling point of this album for me has to be the vocals which are fantastic they feature some haunting cleans to crazy vicious screaming … I think this is one of those rare albums that captures you out of the blue unawares … it gets you hooked and leaves you wanting more."
"If you expect the "Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion" be like all other Post Black Metal releases full of heavy-laden progressive cues then I’m sorry … SVOID are not for you … if you expect well-polished commercial productions without any imagination and musical training, then again I'm sorry … SVOID do not suit you … but if you're looking for something completely new and original with much experimentation and open horizons, seeking emotion in every note, if you want something that will take your mind and dive you in the darkest corners of your being, then SVOID is your people."
"A very interesting young band, which has developed from a Black Metal band to a mature, sophisticated entity … has all the attributes to become one of the best musical gems of 2016."
(Scrolls Of Darmoth)
"… vocals and instruments work well together … will indeed please the ear of the listener …"
"… like nails to a coffin of something being buried forever … a final journey into shadowy netherworlds of bizarre and disturbing visions. Overall an acquired taste for some, a natural progression into the subterranean realms for others. Uncompromising, distorted and dirty to the end, compelling, mysterious, a SVOID of bleak yet passionate consciousness."
Miskolc / Budapest • Hungary
Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion
Sun & Moon
‘The Chaotic Art’ SVOID was formed in December 2009 by ‘S’ with the intention to define a link between All and Nothing, which represents the formless End. The debut material, named ‘Ars Kha’ (means ‘Chaotic Art’), was developed in the Fall of 2010, consisting mostly Black Metal-influenced tunes. At this point of time Dániel joined on drums, and with this the first line-up was established. After the recordings, ‘Ars Kha’ was released in April of 2011.
To unleash SVOID as a live, ceremonial act, a live line-up had been also outlined, as György (guitars) and Péter (bass) joined to complete the devotion to emptiness. The first ceremony was performed by these four members on the magical night of Walpurgis in 2011.
‘To Never Return’
While ‘Ars Kha’ was on its way, fragments of the first full-length material were composed during that cursed year. Musically, the centre was shifted to the corners of Void, and unbound progression beaten its path through different genres and built up the core, the essence of SVOID.
At the end of 2011 Péter found new ways and Tamás joined the band on guitars. The first full-length, entitled ‘To Never Return’ was recorded in May of 2012 in Abnormal Studio. The album was self-released in February 2013 in a special digipak case, and was distributed by Sun & Moon Records, Ván Records and Sigillvm Tenebrae Records.
The ensemble performed several ceremonies around Hungary, supporting acts like Enslaved, Winterfylleth, Year Of The Goat and Denial Of God. In Summer 2013, to perform and celebrate the hungry End, the band established an extemporal line-up with guest musicians on wind instruments, blowing reflections of Death deliberately for that eve. Thereafter, SVOID had some personnel changes – Tamás left the group for his own reasons and Gergő joined soon. György left the band in 2014, so with his leaving, the reborn line-up introduced itself on new rituals as a trio – to come close beyond.
Due to the major changes in the line-up and mind SVOID decided to declare a new aeon by unfolding a new instrumentation. For this purpose a very special cover was put together and recorded in 2015 which contained the track ‘Devil’s Blood‘ from Watain. The aim with this cover was highlight the depths and lawlessness of the musical abyss of SVOID. The record was released in 111 copies.
During these times while the band was working on the new material, transylvanian Sun & Moon Records signed SVOID to re-release the debut album ‘To Never Return’, which was finally released worldwide with the sincere support of the label.
With the features of the new line-up the band entered the studio in 2015 to record the second full-length album titled "Storming Voices Of Inner Devotion", which is out worldwide since 18th April, 2016 by Sun & Moon Records.
Lyric Video for the new song "Never To Redeem":
April 18th, 2016
1. Through The Horizon 03:39
2. Crown Of Doom 03:48
3. Never To Redeem 03:40
4. Death, Holy End 03:58
5. Eternal 03:22
6. A Mind In Chains 03:36
7. Lefelé A Setét Mélységbe 01:17
8. Forlorn Heart 04:21
9. Bloodline 04:10
10. Long I've Gone (Where All Sinks) 04:35
11. In Damnation Vast 04:02
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