I've been hoping for years Vacant Eyes would return and grace the world with their crushing, progressive version of funeral doom. The band started off strong in 2014 with The Dim Light of Introversion, and I got to premiere their demo track "A Timeless Vault" in 2017. Now Vacant Eyes is here with a brand new full length album titled A Somber Preclusion of Being out September 4, and I'm once again honored to stream their new single "A Colorless Eternity."
If you're a fan of bands like Swallow the Sun, Shape of Despair, Daylight Dies, and Opeth, then you're going to absolutely love this. Vacant Eyes has mastered the art of writing melodies made to move at a glacial pace, though the band clearly doesn't fear stepping outside their genre and dragging whatever they've caught back into the dark. Or as Vacant Eyes lyricist and main songwriter Josh Moran puts it, A Somber Preclusion of Being is a "collection of thoughts and perspective for those who share the dream of an alternate ending to existence."