The Void Which Binds 9

@emplate 

Helsinki FI   Feb 2015


Artist Bio

Influences:   Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Sigur Rรณs, Blasphemy, Drudkh, Katatonia, maudlin of the Well, CMX, Dead Congregation, Mgla, Emperor, The Ruins of Beverast, Joy Division, Fields of the Nephilim.

I've played guitar for several years now, although it probably doesn't show that much in my skills. I play guitar and do vocals in a dark and atmospheric black/death metal band Loputon Suo (https://loputonsuo.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/loputon.suo/) and also play guitar in a black metal band called Hollow Woods (https://hollowwoods.bandcamp.com/).

2021: Work and band stuff are taking a lot of my time, but I'm still hoping I'll get something done, as I have a couple of ideas already. I also hope I'll find the time to listen to the stuff made by my fellow FAWMers and be in connection with all the fine people here.
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Past years:

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. https://soundcloud.com/the-void-which-binds/sets/fawm-2015

9/14

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.

6/14

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!
https://soundcloud.com/the-void-which-binds/sets/fawm-2017

6/14

2018: Turns out, I'm still in the same point as last year. Working and trying to write my master's thesis at the same time. I had a long break from doing the damn thing, and now that I've found some kind of motivation again after a long while, I really need to get it done with. That might unfortunately mean no FAWMing for me this year, which breaks my heart, to be honest. I'm still hopeful that I could squeeze in a tune or two, but we'll see. I'll try to listen and comment on your stuff either way, really excited once again to hear what people will cook up!

3/14

2019: My fifth year participating in FAWM, time sure does fly. I should now have more time for FAWMing again, since I finally got my Master's thesis done last summer! Work of course might always come in the way or eat the energy I have for writing music, but still I'm hopeful. My band has quite a lot of new material to work on right now, so I don't feel the need to compose for that purpose, but we'll see. I'm really stoked about this once again!

10/14

2020: Last year I got already pretty close to beating this thing with 10 tracks which is my personal best so far. Here's hoping I'll make it this year, but I'm not having any pressure about it either. I have some ideas of what kind of stuff I'd like to create, but I mainly intend to let the music flow as naturally as possible. I've joined a new band recently, so let's see if I'm able to put out some material for that project (I did manage to do this, btw), among other things.

7/14

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  • @hmorg  Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment on "Tarzan"! Turns out I only left the spoken part there (assuming you mean just the spoken bit and not also the instrumentation that goes with it) because I couldn't come up with a decent melody for it that I could also sing in tune.

  • @cblack Feb 28

    Glad you enjoyed Thought Valley!

    As for Blasphemy... That wasn't it. I want to say the vocals reminded me of My Dying Bride but the music didn't... But then I've only heard 1 MDB album, so I'm not sure.

  • @sapient  Feb 27

    Hails to your furry friend in their travels over bifrost. I've been there and it's so hard. ๐Ÿ˜•

  • @sapient  Feb 27

    My response to your Emperor song... tried to write one in the style of Ihsahn. Not sure it worked, but had a blast trying ๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://fawm.org/songs/123218/

  • @wearedinosaurs  Feb 26

    Thanks for a pleasant surprise! I was pretty sure nobody would dig 'yesyes aber' ๐Ÿ˜€ Really cool

  • @darebear  Feb 25

    Thanks for the great comment! I know exactly what you mean, cheers and enjoy your vacation!

  • @cblack Feb 24

    I'll check out In the Nightside Eclipse, then. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @povosos  Feb 24

    Just sent email. Check out junk mail if you didn't recieve it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @sirius Feb 24

    Haha yeah ๐Ÿ˜

  • @povosos  Feb 24

    Yes! How can I reach you to share the folder and discuss about the details?

  • @sirius Feb 24

    Thank you very much for your kind comment!
    Yeah, my human wouldn't mind if my tracks were longer, but us cats don't like to repeat ourselves. The average length of a catcore song is 2 minutes. =^.^=

  • @povosos  Feb 24

    Hey dude (don't make it bad... lol), I shall suggest you a collab. I made instrumentals for my metal songs, but they need vocals. I'd like to hear some growls especially, but maybe to some points of the songs cleans would do better. Would you be up to it, if I'd share those with you in dropbox or something?

  • @hmorg  Feb 24

    Thanks for the comment on "The Forest"! I took another listen of it myself and hot damn did I nail the lo-fi guitar tone at least.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 23

    That's it! Maudlin of the Well. Awesome band.

  • @povosos  Feb 23

    Yes, Vacuity is from the same album, one of my favorites definately

  • @cheezeboy  Feb 22

    Thanks for the comments on Bullion!

  • @povosos  Feb 22

    Oh I definately recommend checking out Gojira. One of more listened bands, and they just dropped new single from the upcoming album. That Esoteric Surgery is actually quite good to start with.

  • @povosos  Feb 22

    Thanks for the comment. Dynamics I went for, and glad to hear it worked out ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wizardbloodywizard Feb 22

    Thanks for your comment, I'll hit you up with a track if I need vocals for one!

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 19

    IIRC Maudlin is in the name.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 17

    Sounds like an approach of that one band you recommended to me a few FAWMs back. Can't remember the name but they did a variety of genres. Really good stuff!

  • @cblack Feb 17

    Yeah, if you come across one, try it for sure! Just don't be surprised if it's temperamental. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 16

    Hey! Thanks for the listen. I'll have to wait until next year to listen to some tunes but dropping by to say hi. Black metal post punk shoegaze??.......I don't know what you've done but that sounds intriguing.

  • @cblack Feb 16

    Yeah, you're right. The Metal Zone IS difficult to tweak. I had to chuck an EQ pedal in front of it because any further adjustments on the Metal Zone itself sounded shit. But when it sounds good, it's an awesome pedal. Just gotta remember it's only appropriate to black/death metal. Lighter metal subgenres, nope. Too extreme.

  • @sapient  Feb 16

    RE Ashes of the Gods. Wow! Thanks... High praise indeed! ๐Ÿ˜

  • @dreamscuba  Feb 16

    Thank you for the comments on Valkyries Ride. Much appreciated. I agree that some parts could be built on. I hit technology snags with my amps and sounds at the time and decided to leave it as it is for now and revisit post FAWM.

  • @hmorg  Feb 14

    Ah, true. I have no recollection of the music, though.

  • @hmorg  Feb 14

    Thanks for the comment. I don't think I've actually listened to Funeral Mist ever, but that doesn't mean I haven't heard what they've been influenced by or who might be influenced by them.