Seventh Void is one of those bands I am surprised we aren't hearing more about. I mean, it took me nearly a month after its release to hear the name for the first time. If I had known, I would have been all over this release the moment it hit the shelves. To be sure, they are not a band out to change the world and the album will never be able to be penciled in as a game changer, but it is still a darn solid album that I can find myself turning to time and time again. It is the sort of album that will put a groove in your head and a smile on your face. You will not be disappointed.
Seventh Void is a project first conceived by Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey back in 2003, but it wasn't until a few years later when the line-up was finalized and writing began. The band is signed to Big Vin Records, the label begun by Pantera/Hell Yeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Joining Hickey, who also handles vocal duties, is his Type O Negative band mate Johnny Kelly on drums, along with Matt Brown on guitar and Hank Hell on bass. Together, they form a tight unit of rock and roll aggression.
The sound is nothing that we haven't heard before, but it has a little bit of a spin on it. I have decided to call it post-goth. You see, Kenny and Johnny are integral members of Type O Negative's dark, sludgy goth sound, a style the have modified here. Combine that style with the early metal doom of Black Sabbath and the 90s grunge of early Soundgarden and Alice in Chains and you will get a pretty good idea of what Seventh Void is all about.