«Empty Playground»


Poland is for ages well known for its strong black metal and death metal scene (leaders such as Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated reign over the whole European scene for more than a decade and are regarded as real forerunners of the nowadays scene), so I approached this little EP (seven songs for a total playing time of thirty-one minutes) with some hopes. Strangely, Empty Playground don’t play the ultra brutal death or black metal that I was expecting, but rather very industrial sounding death metal. While the song-writing is very efficient, at times the songs can feel slightly too weird due to the sudden inclusion of samples and industrial ‘sound’. On the other side, the inclusion of those industrial surroundings offers variation and unexpected approaches that prevents monotony and predictability. «Empty Playground» is surely not dedicated to everybody but those Polish musicians deliver intelligent and interesting music.