Dodenbezweerder – Vrees de toorn van de wezens verscholen achter majestueuze vleugels (Holy Shoiss SO LONG TITLE Ambient Black Metal)


Holy piss what a title this is. At least it translates well, but I’ll leave that up to you because I don’t want to waste any more space, goddamn. As I sit here with disease looming, stuff like this just sits so well. Part of me digs that classic black metal sound in almost any context, but with chaos bearing down on the world, I prefer things to be more esoteric and foreboding, slouching into my chair until I ooze onto the floor. Dodenbezweerder have done it before, and yes, they are doing it again. How’s that possible if this is their first full-length? I don’t know what to tell you except they transcend time or something.


Okay so this is the first time I’ve heard them, but I have heard stuff like this before. Usually “ambient black metal” or “raw black metal” means “a wall of riff noise we’re trying to make you think means something.” These guys, like many of their weird Dutch metal kin, know how to make create meaning from the metal void, and it’s not as hidden as most bands of this type. Dodenbezweerder present things at a delicately harsh level. Cymbal crashes sound like splinters of breaking glass, and wails nearly pierce the “turned into static” barrier, but yet with a purity of emotion not captured by mere screams. There’s a sense of personal tragedy to it, and a deep, tragic humanity. Further presence is developed through jarring keyboard lines that yawn open like a chasm into which one must plummet as I did off my chair while listening. Any more of an explanation is fruitless at this point, to be honest, it’s practically a rite of passage as an album, so the best option is to simply listen yourself.


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Written by Stanley, Devourer of Souls

Dodenbezweerder – Vrees de toorn van de wezens verscholen achter majestueuze vleugels
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