Gnaw Their Tongues
L'arrivée De La Terne Mort Triomphante
Style: Experimental Black/Ambient
Release date: October 18th 2010
Playing time: 44:43

Sadly, the 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 two:
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 much.


1. L'arrivée de la terne mort triomphante (9:48)
2. Les anges frémissent devant la mort (11:34)
3. La mort dans toute son ineffable grandeur (8:10)
4. Le chant de la mort (7:00)
5. Le trone blanc de la mort (8:11)

Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Reviewed by: Martin Schjonning
Date: October 22nd 2010