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Legacy Of Emptiness - Over The Past (2017)

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Over the past.
As the title will hint we are now writing a new chapter.  This album as been a journey to hell and back for us all. Accidents, cancer and other illnesses has been thrown our way from the day we started writing and recording this beast. Never have an album title been more fitting.  Over the past!
There is no real lyrical concept on this album other than the usual suspects like darkness, mhopelessnes, void and the odd historical moments.
Musically it's the opposite of what we did on our debut. This time all songs are brand new except for one that we brought along from the 90's, heavily reworked.
The cover artwork is based on the song 'Four Hundred Years' witch is about the 'night of the four hundred years' that is a description of the years Norway were ruled by foreign kings. The artist,Alex Tartsus, really caught the nerve in the lyrics and created this masterpiece.


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Only by the art cover one can understand what ‘Over the Past’ is all about. It’s gloomy and dark bringing back some day in the past, a description of the years Norway were ruled by foreign kings. That’s Legacy Of Emptiness! A band that mix an odd past, with a dark present to the unknown and uncertain future. It’s an inviting piece of a disturbing and melodic music that Legacy Of Emptiness shows us. Despair is a track that shows it very well. A piece of modern metal, in the good sense, with some ancient instruments. Angelmaker reminds me a lot the 1990 pioneers which created this disturbing, but amazing kind of metal music. But the one which drove all my attention was Into The Eternal Pits Of Nothingness, a track that can easily make you go trip for a while. It begins hard, fast and BM as it can be to soon slow down a little and whimsically open the gates to the obscure arts of using all that erudite instrumental that makes the song even more complex. And then we go to Drawn By Nightmare that uses and abuses of this same formula. But a bit slower. The highlight are the rich choirs. All that with touches of a sick and disturbed voice as There Was a Man and Four Hundred Years glimpses us. Last but not least, and the most disturbing song comes ‘Evening Star’ if you listen to the song and think about its name compared to the music you listen. So that was Legacy Of Emptiness’s ‘Over the Past’, a journey to the unknown, to the dark and gloomy views of the past made through epical songs that invite you to trip and have bad dreams…  POLETO



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Band Members
Eddie Risdal - Vocals,Guitars,Programming
Kjell-Ivar Aarli - Bass
Øyvind Rosseland - Keyboards
Additional vocals on 'Drawn By Nightmares' performed by Jesse M. Jolly.
Lead guitar on 'Evening Star' performed by Dan Swanö.
Banjo on 'Despair' performed by Geir Emanuelsen.


Track List
01. Reminisce 06:36
02. Despair 04:39
03. Angelmaker 06:04
04. Into The Eternal Pits Of Nightmare 04:45
05. Drawn By Nightmares 06:27
06. There Was A Man 05:53
07. Four Hundred Years 05:28
08. Transition 02:58
09. Evening Stars 05:53
48:43


Symphonic Melodic Black Metal
Froland NO
Release Date:  Jun 12 2017
Label:  Black Lion Records
45 MB
128 Kbs

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