Coming off their debut release Ruins, Body Void returned to Earhammer Studios and has submitted almost an hour of painful sludge and wretched doom. With 2018’s I Live Inside A Burning House, this San Francisco sludge/crust outfit sought to create a darker and more substantial release, expanding on their sound but still holding true to the aural assault fans have come to expect.
Under the watchful ear of audio engineer Greg Wilkinson, Body Void continues in the style of label mates Primitive Man and Keeper, as well as genre-defining bands like Khanate, while staying grounded in the same harsh sludge sonic palette as Ruins.
I Live Inside A Burning House is frightening and caustic, from the cinematic opener ‘Haunted’ to the cacophonous nightmare of ‘Phantom Limb’ and the tortuous drone of ‘Given’. Lyrically, I Live Inside A Burning House seeks to explore queer identity, mental illness, and how those factors impact the push-pull relationship between material and immaterial existence.
Listen to the full album here: