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The ever busy Mories has spread another release and this time it is for the black metal band De Magia Veterum. In style it is something like a sterile, computerized bastard of black metal. Some rare moments of Gnaw Their Tongues – through samples and the various distortions of the vocals – make an appearance, but the overall concept remains pretty steady and predictable. Yes, every track sounds strikingly similar and this is not limited to this release alone, but preceding outputs should be included into this measurement as well.
So, while Gnaw Their Tongues comes with a great variety of approaches in terms of the song-writing and atmospheres, this band seems to be the counterpoint. Minimalism at best, reduced to a small set of excessively used facets and reduced to a pointless way of blasting … this is what the music is all about. Would a larger amount of musicians be behind this band, then the terminology of an ‘endless wankering’ might be appropriate, but as this is a one-man-army, then nothing but desperation or lack of ideas seems to be the case. Thank God … there are Internet sites which provide free downloads for some fans … or people.
Empire of Emptiness is an ample description for the music of this band, because it sums up the whole performance succinctly. There is nothing to discover, nothing to praise, nothing with a lasting impression … everything sounds empty and bereft of any fascination this genre is prominent for. DMG’s latest release is simply noise and the performance is anything but random. Exchange one element through another and it would not make a pittance of a difference.
Music from the retort … but stillborn after all.