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The Luminous Empty / Press

“I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love a good power trio. Heavy, driving, angry, optimistic, The Luminous Empty conjure sounds with equal parts Husker Du, Helmet, Queens of the Stone Age, and of course Sabbath (duh). A pleasant surprise out of left field, a self-proclaimed vehicle of collaboration (fuck yea, that's cool), influenced by "ascension from the labyrinth [sic], the sound of galaxies birthing, and three blue jelly beans melting in our pocket…" Some creepy old dude at a demo snuck this into my bag. I was going to write some bullshit without listening to it, but alas, integrity got the better of me and I was forced to listen to this epic metal. Thanks, creepy old dude.”

Hamid - Lowcard Magazine

“I haven’t seen The Luminous Empty play live, so I’m not sure how old these guys are, but even if they’re all over 65, they still sound perpetually 15—more precisely, 15 and under the influence of Black Sabbath, a bong rip or two, and maybe a couple of beers. Not messed-up to the point of falling down, just a little heady and hesh. That’s certainly not a dis, nor do I mean to say that the band sounds loose or sloppy. On the contrary, on record at least, they sound heavy, tight and well rehearsed. The sound is basically Sabbath meets Queens of the Stone Age—a meeting that’s sort of like a re-introduction at a stoned family reunion. So yeah, these are familiar sounds, and it’s clear by the end of their new record, Between, that their bag of tricks isn’t very deep, but good music that immediately conjures the spirit of teenager first discovering the joys of alcohol, drugs and distorted guitars will always be cool. ”