Gnaw Their Tongues & Alkerdeel
Dyodyo Asema


4.0
excellent

Review

by Scott Murphy USER (14 Reviews)
January 7th, 2014 | 4 replies


Release Date: 01/13/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The bastard child of a match made in hell.

(Sidenote: The accompanying promo video for Dyodyo Asema is as disturbing as the music and remains engaging for the entire nineteen minute run time. It is definitely worth viewing.)

It’s always thrilling when a collaboration that seems both logical and desirable actually comes to fruition. For those with a more morbid musical mindset, such an occasion was realized when Gnaw Their Tongues and Alkerdeel announced a joint release in celebration of ConSouling Sounds’ fifth anniversary. The result: Dyodyo Asema, a twisted, nineteen minute behemoth spawned from the most malicious amalgamation of sludge, black metal and noise.

The track contains two similar bookends that open and close the song, best described as a merging of Sunn O))) and Pharmakon. A swirl of feedback, guitar drones and bells creates a menacing atmosphere that is nothing short of unsettling. Centered in the abyss is a murky black metal passage akin to a Wolves in the Throne Room track with a much muddier sound. Throughout the entire track, vocals that wretch and choke eerily haunt the already off-putting mood, as if tortured souls are retching within their own personal hells. It’s an overall feeling that consumes, and the conclusion feels like an escape from audial torture.

It’s an escape steeped in Stockholm Syndrome though, as the most prominent after thought is an anticipation for further collaborations between Gnaw Their Tongues and Alkerdeel. Nothing on Dyodyo Asema comes as a surprise considering the bands’ catalogues, but the experience still isn’t one that can be prepared for. Here’s to hoping that the next collaboration comes long before ConSouling Sounds’ tenth anniversary.



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Multifarious
January 7th 2014


97 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm hoping this gets some decent exposure; it really deserves it.

Krow147
January 7th 2014


20 Comments


I love some of your recommendations. I may check this out. I've heard some Gnaw Their Tongues before, but at the time it was way too much for me.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2014


15749 Comments


there's no poop on the cover? is this really gnaw their tongues?

Maco097
January 17th 2017


2433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This was a really great collab, unlike the Dragged Into Sunlight one which was tolerable at best.



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