Vacantfield are a band from Greece that plays a very atmospheric, avant garde and experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Idle" which was released by Duplicate Records.
A sci-fi orientated intro starts off the album while also introducing the experimental and avant garde elements that also mix in with the heavier sections of the songs. Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with half of the songs also being very long and epic in length and the vocals bring in a mixture of clean vocals and black metal screams.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the recording more of a raw feeling. The tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with one of the tracks also being an instrumental which also introduces programmed beats and touches of electronic music and clean playing is also introduced on the closing track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nihilism and space themes.
In my opinion Vacantfield are a very great sounding atmospheric, avant garde and experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Asiant Meridian Sateellites" and "Fluid Earth Delusions". 8 out of 10.