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Review of the Mini Album "Out of the Void" by Polish Thrash Metal Band Quantum Void

Ara is a journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge, who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

About the Band Quantum Void and the Vocal Style

Quantum Void is one of the newest thrash metal bands in the Polish metal scene and they have made their debut with their 5 song mini album called Out of the Void. Immediately out of the gate with the first song “Schizophrenic” there is the clear and definite Metallica influence in the first 30 seconds or so. Those of us that are familiar with that kind of music will see that these guys were influenced by that early 1980s metal. Vocalist Igor Sroczynski sounds like a combination of Jari Maenpaa and Jari Huskainen though his vocals are not as loud as that Jari. Rather, the vocals are a mixture of a low, rough tone and just like a death metal band.

The Mini Album Has a Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner

The beginning of the song “Schizophrenic” is a combination of Metallica Ride the Lightning era influence plus Chuck Schuldiner. Interestingly enough, Quantum Void actually do a cover performance of the song “Philosopher” which is on the 1993 studio album Individual Thought Patterns. It is nice to see that there is finally a metal band out there that is covering one of these songs from the band Death given how great they were back in the day. Stylistically, the song has a similar structure to a song such as “Fight Fire With Fire.” What is meant by this is that there is a progressive, melodic beginning before the thrash metal part kicks in. Lyrically, this first song is about someone who is a schizophrenic and his objective is to spread as much pain as he can. “Out of the Void” the song shows the vocal versatility as I hear a resemblance to Sakis Tolis as well. Lyrically, the song is about an evil force that rises out of this big void and it has the power to destroy humans.

Is Quantum Void the Next Best Polish Thrash Metal Band?

Quantum Void show that there is more to Poland than just the technical death metal. If the band Acid Drinkers started to make a name for themselves in the 1980s, then Quantum Void may be able to make a name for themselves in the decade of the 2020s.

This blue and white starry sky represents a void as the the stars extend for miles on end and it also represents the album's title.

This blue and white starry sky represents a void as the the stars extend for miles on end and it also represents the album's title.

Final Thoughts About Out of the Void

“Lord of Terror” is a thrash metal tune that is kind of like a few of the Finnish thrash metal bands of the 2000s. Lyrically the song is pretty self-explanatory. We know what happens when death nears and the person has to take their final breath. “Insidious Bane” is a song about someone that holds grudges against others and he is controlled by evil. As time goes by, the person loses all of his senses and becomes fragile as his ego takes over. Further into the song, the progressive influenced guitar is added as we are finally given a break from the heavy guitars. This section is a mixture of both early and later Metallica influence once again. The first part of it resembles what we will hear in the song Phantom Lord and then the next section is influenced by Beyond Magnetic as it returns to the main riff. Overall, Out of the Void is a very good five song mini album and it is a very promising start for these young Polish guys.

"Out of the Void" Mini Album

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