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Temple of Void -The World That Was Vinyl LP Out 2020

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Cat no. SKR176LP
Track Listing:

1. A Beast Among Us
2. Self-Schism
3. A Single Obolus
4. Leave the Light Behind
5. Casket of Shame
6. The World That Was

Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to present Temple of Void's highly anticipated third album, 'The World That Was', on CD and vinyl LP formats. 'The World That Was' takes the listener on the most cohesive journey Temple of Void have crafted to date. From cover art by Adam Burke, to the sequencing of the tracks, ending in the epic, nearly 10-minute title track, 'The World That Was' is a winding, windswept landscape dotted with surprising twists and turns, much of it unexpected territory whilst undoubtedly feeling very much like classic Temple of Void. Of note are the synths and sound design employed across 'The World That Was', collectively/alternately provided by Omar Jon Ajluni, Meredith Davidson, and Alex Awn. These synths add a cohesion and depth to the album that truly makes it more cinematic and atmospheric whilst not once lessening the heavyweight aspect. Granted, synths have featured on every Temple of Void album, but their incorporation/synthesis here reflects a maturity and refinement of atmosphere that eclipses anything the band have done before. Perhaps most revealingly, Temple of Void's pool of influences have shaped this bold refinement. As Alex Awn explains, ""This album sees a considerable outside influence from the likes of Alice in Chains, Failure, Pearl Jam, and Ride. However, don't expect to hear these bands creep up overtly. This is still very much a death-doom record; there's no U-turn in sound. It's just that we draw from a very deep well of disparate influences to create the unique sound that is Temple of Void. Details, ideas, structures, tones, and chords may come from grunge or shoegaze, but we blend them and incorporate in our own way, so it never feels like a pastiche. The likes of Morbid Angel and Bolt Thrower still fuel the backbone of what we do."