The Voynich Code – Ignotum Review

The Voynich Code - Ignotum - coverThe Voynich Code is only a relatively new band, but their debut EP, Ignotum shows a talent and togetherness of a band that’s been together for much longer than just a single year.

Ignotum really plays on their strengths, whether that’s by showcasing the meaty and aggressive vocals, the intricately technical guitar riffs or the powerful and un-relentless rhythm section, and it really highlights just how well they work as a unit. Nothing seems out of place or strange; it all gels together well and progresses well from track to track.

A particular highlight of the release is the slightly adventurous The Others – it’s different enough to stand out from the crowd, yet not so different that it doesn’t fit in with the general feel of the EP, which is great. It has a striking introduction before the listener is hit by an impressive wall of guitars, and the track just keeps on giving with unique little ideas and styles all expertly merged together into one almighty offering – especially the bouzouki/sitar-style guitar, which works magnificently.

In all honesty, it’s difficult to find much wrong with Ignotum because it really is that good. The Voynich Code have proven that they are absolutely a band to watch out for in 2015 – not bad for a band just getting started!

9/10

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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