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Review: Demonologists – Miscarriage of the Soul by Jayson
March 8, 2011, 9:54 am
Filed under: Ambient, Metal, Review | Tags: , , ,

You know that band Extreme Noise Terror? Not to knock those guys, but I’ve honestly never quite felt they lived up to their name. If Demonologists wanted to call themselves Extreme Noise Terror, it’d be fitting.

This is the most extreme album I’ve reviewed since Eleh’s Location Momentum, even if it only bears a superficial comparison. The “black noise” label this project has been described with describes their sound in a nutshell. It’s a roar of static, like hurricane force winds. Here and there it sounds like something might be trying to come through the noise, and there are periodic interludes of dark ambient sound. They’re really shooting for a “this is the sound of the end of the world” and this very well could be it. The one thing about this one for me personally, as raw and evil as it sounds, it still ambient. There’s nothing to focus on, it’s almost meditative after a point. This is especially true for my review, since I don’t have the chapbook filled with evil imagery that accompanies the commercial release. Even though its brutal ambient, it’s still easily divorced of context. Maybe this is the most pure transcendental black metal ever made.

I recommend this with all the usual caveats that come with reviewing this kind of music.

The Blood of Black Wolves

Available as a super limited edition on Crucial Blast.

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