• mors sonat Comforts In Atrocity (CD, £11.50)

    label: Crucial Blast Records

    Collaboration between black industrial / doom heavyweight Gnaw Their Tongues and Australian black / noise metaller Nekrasov. Though the name may be new, Mors Sonat is comprised of personnel well known to those who explore the more terrifying sounds found at the intersection of black metal, industrial noise, power electronics and black ambience. Featuring Mories (Gnaw Their Tongues, Aderlating, Cloak of Altering, De Magia Veterum) and Australian black noise / metal technician Nekrasov, this collaboration sounds little like their other projects. Here, the the pair crafts a cold, hallucinatory strain of aural dread that draws from a strange mixture of twilight chamber music, ghastly death industrial sounds, harsh electronic noise and gleaming dark ambient, while tapping into the sort of psychic unease and violent chaos that will be familiar to fans of their previous efforts. Across six long tracks, Comforts in Atrocity blends darkly gorgeous chamber music sounds (aided by guest cellist Aaron Martin), blasts of excoriating black noise, pools of cloudy dark ambience, clanking industrial horror and vicious bouts of power electronics abuse. Incorporating the creaking crypt ambience of opener ďHoly Holy Holy NilĒ with gorgeous cello drones, shimmering orchestral strings and smeared horns, the duo lays down a highly evocative mix of layered electronic noise and atmospheric sound that builds into walls of howling chaos. Fans of the shambling, chthonic evil of Moriesí other projects and Nekrasovís black-hole visions will find some of their classic power electronics and death industrial elements in Mors Sonatís sound, but itís tempered by haunting chamber strings and ritualistic ambience, diffused into a kind of grim, otherworldly soundscape all its own. Tracks : 1. Holy Holy Holy Nil 2. Sanctuary in Soil 3. The Vengeance of Embrace 4. Comforts in Atrocity 5. The Sweet Long Legs of Hate 6. So Shall I Weep in Liberation Within the Ecstasy of Decay

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