Australia’s extreme progressive metal quartet VIPASSI, the brainchild of guitarist Ben Boyle and NE OBLIVISCARIS drummer Dan Presland, (also featuring NE OBLIVISCARIS guitarist Benjamin Baret and bassist Brendan “Cygnus” Brown), have released their debut album, ‘Śūnyatā’ worldwide today. ‘Śūnyatā’ is available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
VIPASSI’s forward thinking, dynamic debut album is heralded as ” Memorable, atmospheric and deeply emotional…There doesn’t seem to be anything quite like it out there” (Heavy Blog Is Heavy), and is streaming in full here.
With ‘Śūnyatā’, VIPASSI make a definitive statement of intent; their approach to progressive, technical composition represents a desire to explore music across several shades of emotions. These melodic and complex pieces are bemused in themes of the struggles of the human experience, exploring nature, spirituality and science.
VIPASSI was founded in 2009 by guitarist Ben Boyle and NE OBLIVISCARIS drummer Dan Presland. Boyle and Presland were later joined by NE OBLIVISCARIS guitarist and bassist Benjamin Baret and Brendan “Cygnus” Brown . The band’s instrumental style of playing progressive rock/metal captures an openness for the listener to interpret and connect with the material subjectively.\