Power of Metal.dk Review

The Void
Style: Progressive Rock
Release date: 27 August, 2012
Playing time: 76:18

Last Year Beardfish issued “Mammoth” and I went ecstatic! Now a new Beardfish album has hit the shelves and behold, it is nearly as fantastic and even breaking new ground for the band to boot.

The references to first generation progressive rock bands like King Crimson and Yes are still audible but on this album Beardfish has a got a metal edge as well. All band members are metal fans so it is hardly surprising that the band finally opted to include tracks with more metal elements, something that could also be heard to a much lesser degree on “Mammoth”.

More than five quarters of an hour is a long album but not a minute too long in this case. As was the case with “Mammoth” you can get “The Void” in several versions, my favorite being the 180 grams heavy vinyl double-album including a copy of the CD as well.

“The Void” is not a Prog metal album and it is not a mere “tribute to the old bands” album either. It is still a distinct Beardfish album with all the trademarks that makes it instantly recognizable as such and a sure contender to one of the best albums of 2012 in my book. I can only recommend “The Void” to all fans of progressive rock, old and new.


01. Intro (by Andy Tillison)
02. Voluntary Slavery
03. Turn To Gravel
04. They Whisper
05. This Matter of Mine
06. Seventeen Again
07. Ludvig & Sverker
08. He Already Lives In You
09. Note
    I. Note
    II. Descending
    III. The Void
    IV. Note (reprise)
10.Where The Lights Are Low

Bonus Track:
11. Ludvig & Sverker Solo Piano Version

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: 12 September, 2012
Website: www.beardfishband.com