The Howling Void are a solo project from Texas that h as been featured before in this zine and goes for more of an epic approach to post funeral doom metal on t his recording and this is a review of his 2016 album "The Triumph Of Ruin" which was released by Avantgarde Music.
A mixture of both acoustic and heavy guitars start off the album along with some atmospheric synths which they also mix in with melodic leads a few seconds later while the riffing is done in more of a doom metal direction and the vocals are done in more of a melodic approach to signing and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the album the music alternates between both clean and heavy parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear elements of post metal throughout the recording and the acoustic guitars also gives the tracks more of a progressive edge while some songs also incorporate violins and one of the tracks is all instrumental and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction.
The Howling Void creates a recording that is very rooted in doom metal while avoiding t he growls and screams of previous recordings to create more of a post style of funeral doom, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, melancholic and paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Howling Void and if you are a fan of post funeral doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Looming Darkness" and "Silence After The Storm". 8 out of 10.