Since their burst onto the scene nearly eight years ago, Australian metal favourites Void Of Vision have used their platform as a projection of anger, apathy, darkness and despair. Whether faithful fan or peripheral onlooker, the band’s previous recorded, visual and live performance elements made their bleak sentiments clear for anyone to see. Chronicles I: Lust – the group’s newly announced EP due to drop this Friday – smashes this perception.
On a granular level Lust discusses topics including mental health and music (heard on recent single The Lonely People), confronting relationship breakdowns (Gothika), and a culture of predatory and abusive men in the music industry as discussed on today’s single Vampyr.
The EP’s visuals – intentionally stark, true-tone black and white – speak to the personal grappling and growth vocalist Jack Bergin experienced during its writing, symbolising the “seeing it for what it is”, plain in black and white, reality that he encountered.