The Void Which Binds 7


Vantaa Finland   Feb 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Sigur RΓ³s, Drudkh, Katatonia, maudlin of the Well, CMX, The Cinematic Orchestra, Dead Congregation, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Mgla, Tool, Emperor.

I've played guitar for several years now, although it probably doesn't show that much in my skills. I'm not really experienced in making home demos, but I hope to learn one day. I play mainly death/black sort of metal with my band, Loputon Suo (

2015: Some form of extreme metal is what almost always comes out when I start to compose. Therefore my intention is to explore a bit different soundscapes and styles with this project. My goal is also to learn to actually finish songs (this has always been really difficult for me) and perhaps lower my self-critisism, too.


2016: As I was awhile back totally and utterly fed up with all the racism, fascism and nationalism, I had an idea that I would like to form a band which would play some sort of hybrid of black metal, death metal and punk, with lyrics being straight up nazi bashing and leftist propaganda. I wanted to claim the music that I love from the hands of all the NSBM and that type of bands.

At the end of January this idea came up again, when I talked with friends about Phil Anselmo's idiotic "white power" statement. Once again, I felt frustrated with racism in metal. And I guess in the world in general. Originally, I had planned to write some atmospheric, peaceful music this FAWM, but I felt that this time my motivation was higher for this type of music. The main idea is to write fairly simple, raw and crushing music which comments on the society around us. I sort of have a vision of Aura Noir, Amebix and Repulsion in a fistfight.


2017: So, my first year I had a goal of trying different things than metal, which I did, but also ended up creating quite a few metal tracks as well. The last FAWM I pursued some sort of hybrid of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Along the way, however, a few tracks differing from that goal came about. This year I think I will not set any goals or themes, since plans seem to fly out of the window at one point or another. I'll just keep true to myself and let the music guide me, in whatever shape it may come out. With my new job and writing my master's thesis, it may be hard to find time for this project, but I still hope to participate as much as I can, for I've really grown to appreciate this community!


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  • @tuomoh Mar 3

    Thanks a lot for your very kind words on "Ruins", "Live To Die", and "Lost At Sea". The alt.metal scene definitely had its influence on me so I'm not surprised if you hear Tool and SOAD in there.

  • @tuomoh Mar 2

    Fair enough with the abrupt ending on The Gift. πŸ˜€ You know what, that kind of ending can also be a powerful thing, really wakes the listener up.

  • @hmorg Feb 26

    Thanks for the comment on "Harhailija"! Feels good to know the mastermind approves.

  • @js6  Feb 24

    Thank you for the comment on Vastarannalla! Boy my throat was sore after that one. 😁

  • @hmorg Feb 21

    Thanks for the comment on "A Reaction to an Internet Comments Section"! The vocal delivery was indeed enhanced by the actual anger I was feeling.

  • @samhealer Feb 16

    Hey, thanks for the comment on Dust, really appreciate it πŸ˜€ I've gone through FAWM at the same time as writing my masters thesis, it's hard going, so good luck!

  • @everythingben Feb 16

    Thanks for your feedback. Actually a few people have said more vocals on the reverb so will definitely try that when I record it proper! Cheers

  • @arice11 Feb 15

    Thanks for the comment you know I actually happy doing the whole acoustic metal thing forever I kind of get used to it

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 14

    Thank you so much for your comments. I absolutely LOVE Tom Waits (He is also among those I get influences from) SO A HUGH compliment thank you!

  • @piney  Feb 14

    Yes, you are right! The language selection was perfect, especially since it is your native language 😊. The dialects would not have translated over well if sung in boring English! 🀘

  • @piney  Feb 14

    Thanks for the comparison to Regina! I do like that song and that show a lot!

  • @hmorg Feb 12

    Totally! Hey, I'll cook up some drum tracks and send them your way, you do guitars and send 'em back to me and I'll do bass.

  • @hmorg Feb 12

    Thanks for the comment on "Piereskeleton"! Yeah, it kinda fell in between more proper things (one of which is still upcoming, I'm having trouble getting started with lyrics). But at least I didn't pull the grindcore card just yet.

  • @hmorg Feb 8

    Thanks for the comment on "This Warm Place"! Yeah, the HM300 kicks ass. It also kicked the ass of my recording interface's preamps and I had to place a tubescreamer after it, which resulted in even messier tone than expected. And the amp modeling I had going there probably didn't help either. When recording bass, I had to practically rely on memory because I couldn't hear where the guitar was going. 😁

  • @cblack  Feb 8

    Yes, I think playing the outro from B instead of E would probably do the trick! Glad I could help. 😁

  • @cblack  Feb 7

    Wow, lots of great advice in your comments. Thanks for taking the time to respond in detail. I really appreciate it!

    With the vocals... Ugh, I know. I know I'm doing them the wrong way, but honestly, vocals are something I've never really bothered with. I wanted to add them to this track because they were the only thing missing, but yeah - definitely had throat strain by the end of it. Not good, especially as there were only 6 lines to the damn thing!

    I think my next few sets of vocals will be cleans. But yeah... I'll have to take the time to learn how to do it properly, I guess.

    Also, if I'm further along than you were 2 years ago, then that bodes well for me. Because your stuff right now is blowing my mind. 😁

    Thanks again. πŸ˜€

  • @cblack  Feb 7

    Hey, thanks for the detailed comment! I'm looking forward to reading the other half of it when you get off work. πŸ˜€

    I definitely think you're right about needing to stick with one idea a bit longer. I think I have a big mental divide where I'll listen to, say, just the guitar line, and after a couple of repetitions, I'm all, "Yep, the song needs to move on now." But I found with Frankensong that once I had added some other elements, I had the opposite reaction - that things needed to repeat more often.

    For the drums... Yeah, they were kind of used as a band-aid where I felt the guitar parts were really lacking. I think for the next one, I'll be doing the drum line *first*, and keeping it a lot simpler. Should make the overall song a bit more coherent, while also (hopefully) helping me with my staying-on-time issues. 😝

    Anyway, glad you found some good in there. 😁

  • @stephiesongwriter Feb 6

    Thank you for the reverb suggestion on the vocal in "Don't be scared" -- great idea. I really appreciate it.

  • @popmythology  Feb 5

    Ahaha, that video is so AWESOME! Thanks Jaako!

  • @torniojaws Feb 5

    One good trick is to have a separate group/channel where you send the signal. Then filter out frequencies lower than say 700 Hz. The go wild with the amount of verb. Try the pre-delay settings also πŸ˜€ and one I also like is to have a delay followed by reverb in the same channel. So you apply reverb to just the delay signal. Fun stuff! Try even a chorus after both or between.

  • @colinssun Feb 5

    Thanks for the comment dude!
    Sweet dreams! Hope they're not nightmares πŸ˜‰

  • @hmorg Feb 5

    Thanks for the comment on "Electronoir"! I hope the lyrics were imagination-inspiring.

  • @arice11 Feb 4

    Thanks for the review on Blasphemous Nova I never would have thought bagpipes but I also happen to be very folk influenced I plan on making this a band song so maybe I can convince a guitar player to come up with a half-time part thanks for the input

  • @cblack  Feb 4

    Thanks for the comment! And yep, "Nightmare" could definitely benefit from some extra layers. I'm still learning how layers come together, but maybe after FAWM I'll play around with this one again.

    Also, yep, definitely going to have to check out those albums when I can afford them. *headbangs*

  • @radicalmguy  Feb 3

    You're welcome for sure! Yeah, if you're gonna check out Between the Buried and Me I'd recommend "Selkies the Endless Obsession" or "Prequel to the Sequel", although your vocals remind me more of their later stuff

  • @eli666 Feb 3

    Kiitos kommentista!!

  • @cblack  Feb 3

    Hell yeah, you should try adding some keyboard into the mix! It worked amazingly well for both Dimmu Borgir *and* Cradle of Filth.

    Oh, and also, I'm going to have to buy those albums when I have the funds in place. I've only recently started getting into Dimmu, and don't have those ones yet.

  • @gromwaf Feb 3

    Thank you..!! There can never be too much black metal on this site..! Stay true my friend..