Dragged into Sunlight/Gnaw Their Tongues – NV (2015)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues

Album: NV

Label: Prosthetic Records

 

Rating: 8/10

(ED: Apologies about posting time!)

When a collaboration was announced between one of grind/crust/powerviolence’s most notable bands, and one of my personal favourite experimental blackened noise projects, I was incredibly anxious to hear the kind of nightmarish grotesqueries that would result from such an unholy hybrid. However, when Gnaw Their Tongues released Abyss of Longing Throats in August of last year, it made me apprehensive. Gnaw Their Tongues was well known for the distorted, chaotic noise it is famous for, and Abyss of Longing Throats did not disappoint. However, it was far more structured and featured more conventional extreme metal instrumentation than previously. In my Fetid Dead review of it, I suggested that the project may have finally tipped the scales from being a noise band with occasional use of extreme metal instruments for effect, to being an extreme metal band with occasional uses of noise for effect. The difference may be subtle, but it was there, and it made me wonder what Mories would have to offer this collaboration with Dragged Into Sunlight. Continue reading

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Abyssal – Antikatastaseis (2015)

Artist: Abyssal

Album: Antikatastaseis

Label: Profound Lore

Reviewer: Goldensundown

Abyssal are a UK based band that seek to create extremely cavernous and immensely oppressive metal that reeks of decay by throwing together elements of black metal and death metal and blending it with the sheer weighty atmosphere of doom metal. With two albums under their belt, Abyssal have dropped “Antikatastaseis”, their third release in a reign of oppressive brutality and decay. Continue reading