Beauty and brutality go hand in hand.
Void Of Vision have joined forces with Thornhill vocalist Jacob Charlton for a new version of their track 'Year Of The Rat'.
Still exhibiting all of the same unhinged heaviness that exudes from the original version, that appeared on the band's 2019 album 'Hyperdaze', but now with an added layer of ethereal beauty courtesy of Jacob's incredible vocal range, it's a brilliant coming together of two of the most exciting bands that the current metalcore and post-hardcore scenes have at their disposal.
VOV vocalist Jack Bergin has commented on how the track has evolved for him since the time he wrote it:
"While I still feel like I’m not where I want to be mentally, it’s songs like this where I can truly see how much has really changed around me in such a short space of time. To gain a form of positivity from such an overwhelmingly negative track over the course of such an overwhelmingly negative year speaks volumes to the importance of heavy music and the reflection within it," he says, adding:
"'Year Of The Rat' was written for those who have reached their expiry date, for the weak that have finally been weeded out. Watching an undeserving individual have a position of ‘power’ stripped from them has been a common theme throughout the year 2020, this song goes out to them.”
He also had this to say about collaborating with Jacob:
“About 5 years ago Jacob approached me after one of our hometown shows and asked if I wanted to do guest vocals on his new, up-and-coming band’s track. I’m pretty sure I said yeah, but forgot all about it until a good half a year later when our videographer Cian called and told me I had to come down to do guest vocals on this band that he was working with. The band in question ended up being Jacob and the rest of Thornhill tracking their debut EP, so I'm glad I listened to Cian for once."
And Jacob added this:
“Jumping on this track was kind of like a little break for us both where we had the opportunity to build on something that had already been created," he says. "Aside from that I was honestly super stoked to be a part of the project in general, VOV have always played a special part in Thornhill’s history so it was very cool to be included on a special part of their history"
The track also comes with a heavy-hitting and graphic visual, which you can check out below. Viewer discretion is advised:
'Hyperdaze' is out now via UNFD.
Here's 'Hole In Me':
Thornhill also released their debut album 'The Dark Pool' back in 2019 via UNFD.
Here's 'Where Do We Go When We Die':