first thing to spring into my mind, as I write these lines, is to clear my own
name. To prove that I am not a conservative or reactionary metal fan. I am not
stuck in a well defined musical category. I have reviewed some really extreme
music on this site - and had my horizon broadened more than once. I presented
Pig Destroyers bizarre one-song Doom Metal soundscape "Natasha"
with a rating of 80/100. I was blown away by Anaal
Nathrakhs "In the Constellation of the Black
Widow" and ended up giving the album 87/100.
In other words, I am not against the avantgarde.
Actually most of my favorite artists, poets, musicians, authors etc., belong to
the avantgarde of their chosen medium.
So, why this egocentric defense of my taste? Well, because Gnaw Their Tongues
has made an album, and I really do not like it - that is why!
I have tried to come up with some positive sentences regarding this album. I got
1: It really is quite the cutting edge – for better or worse.
2: If this was the audio side of a horror video
game, that game with seriously scare you shitless!
Put shortly, this is a 45 minutes of an extremely slow-moving, primarily
electronic movie score. The music is backed up by an assortment of screams,
animal, growls ghostly sounds, and raw samples of "pure" noise. I can not tell
the difference between the five ”songs” on this album. It all floats together
into a bubbling stew. At the first mouthful of this stew your tastebuds will
momentarily die, and after that the stew taste sort of bland.
As mentioned before, this would really be a kick-ass "soundtrack" for a horror
game or movie, or as a mood-setting tool at Call of Cthulhu-role
playing games. As music - as an album in a music collection - it is not worth