VACANT EYES will release their debut full length album, A Somber Preclusion of Being, on September 4th, 2020. The melodic and progressive death/doom metal release has been described by lyricist and main songwriter, Josh Moran, as a “collection of thoughts and perspective for those who share the dream of an alternate ending to existence.”
VACANT EYES, with their forthcoming studio album aim to be a catalyst to explore our most sorrowful moments and contemplate our deepest and most personal questions. Expanding upon the melodic funeral death/doom metal sound of 2014’s The Dim Light of Introversion EP, the band moves ever forward, arriving at a sound that is more progressive, creating even more dynamic and varied arrangements, though not losing sight of its roots.
The new release was mastered by Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, DARK TRANQUILLITY) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, and recorded and with sound engineer Brian Westbrook at Sonic Titan Studios in the band’s home state of Massachusetts, USA. The new VACANT EYES album finds the extreme metal outfit dedicating themselves to boundlessly crafting their own brand of heavy music, cloaked in themes of non-existence, despair, loss, and seeking truths often left unspoken. “I find a certain beauty in depression and darkness. It’s as real as it gets, and I have the utmost respect for it,” Moran, the band’s lyricist and main songwriter, explained.
First single, “A Colorless Eternity,” can be heard below.
A Somber Preclusion of Being track listing:
1. A Colorless Eternity
2. A Timeless Vault
3. Induced Desolation
4. Apparitions of Existence
5. An Essence of Anguish
6. Into an Empty Dream