John the Void are a band from Italy that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of ambient, post metal and doom with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "II".
A very distorted reverb sound starts off the album before adding in clean guitars and melodic guitar leads and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also mix in a great amount of post metal elements and after awhile the riffs get more heavy and bring in more of a doom metal style.
At times the riffs can be very melodic and the vocals are mostly sludge style screams that also mixes in a touch of black metal and they also mix the clean and heavy parts together in some parts of the songs and all of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses elements of ambient and drone along with synths are incorporated onto the recording and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
John The Void creates another recording that takes sludge, doom and post metal and mixes them with touches of black metal and ambient to create something original, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from John The Void and if you are a fan of sludge and post metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "John Void" and "Neon Forest". 8 out of 10.