Aderlating - Gospel of the Burning Idols
Death Industrial There are lots of people who believe that our life is a constant battle between God and the Devil for each and every soul from the first time we open our eyes and until the death takes its share. Every deed and every effort can poison the immortality of the soul and can tip the scale towards the triumph of eternal chaos. But it seems that in a case of Maurice De Jong and Eric Eijspaart Devil didn't have to strive too much, evil forces infiltrated the inner world of those gentlemen really long ago. Practicing black magic with his main project Gnaw Their Tongues, Maurice reached the certain level of experience which allows the direct connection to the demons in disguise, hiding in his soul and seeking to break out of their jail.

Maurice takes the experimentation with sound one step forward with Aderlating, disconnecting it from the regular black metal scene, and projecting all the strength through the eyes of death industrial soundscapes. The spirit is still there, but there is no more need in a cheap posing, in all the "creepy" white-face make up and stuff, the demon shows the real face and beware, listener, this is the face of a true horror.

The cd starts with "Opening of the Tomb" that concentrates all the best fluids that could be born from the boiling lava of the underworld. Deep bass frequencies fill my room, rolling forward, being a significant part of most of the tracks on this record. Growling demon voices and sampled choired sessions are all around setting a lot of pressure inside the music. Distant ritualistic drumming joins somewhere in the middle to inject more rhythm to the whole structure. The same patterns are dragged into the following "A Vulture's Tongue Disease", where additional atmospheric melody contributes a lot of drama to that track. The third track keeps the level of intensity, but slows down the rhythm to fall into more chaotic textures of forgotten dungeons where ancient spirits find their shelter.

With the upcoming compositions Aderlating continues to show the high ability of creating a truly dense atmosphere, sown with the mixture of dirty machinery components and the elements of guitar/drum based black ambient music. "Bondaged in Shame, Disgraced in Fear" and "Dragged to the Smouldering Pits of Infinity" scratch the surface of my sanity with their extreme heaviness and sharp industrial sound. When the "Gospel of the Burning Idols" closes this journey with the visions of tortured sinners, I become one hundred percent convinced that there is no glimpse of hope for most of us to reach salvation in heaven and all of us will be cooked on slow fire.

In their new album the Dutch based duo try to operate with as much natural and live instruments as possible, keeping the usage of samples to the minimum. 'Gospel of the Burning Idols' shows the full spectrum of Maurice's and Eric's imagination that is capable of creating rich and highly entertaining images, covered with their deep spiritual experience. The experiments with sound and a fusion between genres worked excellent for two noble comrades. As the result, Aderlating generates a dark and scary music that can be a good soundtrack and background while reading books like "Divine Comedy" or "Paradise Lost" where the soul travels through the realms of afterlife witnessing all the divine sins on its journey towards God.

"Yet an experiment, were you to try it,
could free you from your cavil and the source
of your arts' course springs from experiment."

- Dante Alighieri
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Aderlating - Gospel of the Burning Idols

8.5
"Great"
8.2
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2013 by Black Plagve
There are lots of people who believe that our life is a constant battle between God and the Devil for each and every soul from the first time we open our eyes and until the death takes its share. Every deed and every effort can poison the immortality of the soul and can tip the scale towards the triumph of eternal chaos. But it seems that in a case of Maurice De Jong and Eric Eijspaart Devil didn't have to strive too much, evil forces infiltrated the inner world of those gentlemen really long ago. Practicing black magic with his main project Gnaw Their Tongues, Maurice reached the certain level of experience which allows the direct connection to the demons in disguise, hiding in his soul and seeking to break out of their jail.

Maurice takes the experimentation with sound one step forward with Aderlating, disconnecting it from the regular black metal scene, and projecting all the strength through the eyes of death industrial soundscapes. The spirit is still there, but there is no more need in a cheap posing, in all the "creepy" white-face make up and stuff, the demon shows the real face and beware, listener, this is the face of a true horror.

The cd starts with "Opening of the Tomb" that concentrates all the best fluids that could be born from the boiling lava of the underworld. Deep bass frequencies fill my room, rolling forward, being a significant part of most of the tracks on this record. Growling demon voices and sampled choired sessions are all around setting a lot of pressure inside the music. Distant ritualistic drumming joins somewhere in the middle to inject more rhythm to the whole structure. The same patterns are dragged into the following "A Vulture's Tongue Disease", where additional atmospheric melody contributes a lot of drama to that track. The third track keeps the level of intensity, but slows down the rhythm to fall into more chaotic textures of forgotten dungeons where ancient spirits find their shelter.

With the upcoming compositions Aderlating continues to show the high ability of creating a truly dense atmosphere, sown with the mixture of dirty machinery components and the elements of guitar/drum based black ambient music. "Bondaged in Shame, Disgraced in Fear" and "Dragged to the Smouldering Pits of Infinity" scratch the surface of my sanity with their extreme heaviness and sharp industrial sound. When the "Gospel of the Burning Idols" closes this journey with the visions of tortured sinners, I become one hundred percent convinced that there is no glimpse of hope for most of us to reach salvation in heaven and all of us will be cooked on slow fire.

In their new album the Dutch based duo try to operate with as much natural and live instruments as possible, keeping the usage of samples to the minimum. 'Gospel of the Burning Idols' shows the full spectrum of Maurice's and Eric's imagination that is capable of creating rich and highly entertaining images, covered with their deep spiritual experience. The experiments with sound and a fusion between genres worked excellent for two noble comrades. As the result, Aderlating generates a dark and scary music that can be a good soundtrack and background while reading books like "Divine Comedy" or "Paradise Lost" where the soul travels through the realms of afterlife witnessing all the divine sins on its journey towards God.

"Yet an experiment, were you to try it,
could free you from your cavil and the source
of your arts' course springs from experiment."

- Dante Alighieri Aug 21 2013

Andrew Dienes

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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