Eternally descending in to mind eating madness, ever contorting and forever blurring lines between sanity and insanity is Gnaw Their Tongues’ newest oppressive force Genocidal Majesty. This nine track offering is the stuff of eternal nightmares in musical form. As brutal and degrading as this release is, it is just as compelling, gripping and memorable in its own right. This experimental project that not so crudely sews black metal and perhaps some elements of sludge and doom in to the mix-among many other elements-to create and all together cohesive and wonderfully terrifying sound. Genocidal Majesty grips you right from the beginning, and through out the release you find it hard to pull away from your speakers. This is the type of record that grabs your attention immediately and violently only to pull you in to the dark depths of dementia and hysteria along with it.
The amalgamation of numerous musical influences would very well seem to create nothing but a muddled mess, but you will find within this record that that is not the case. Each element plays its own part in this mind warping musical venture to create a sound that is all together cohesive and brain numbing. From the first track on you become pelted with violent and incredibly filthy noise that rings through your ears only to infect your mind driving you deeper and deeper in to a state of quickening madness. Genocidal Majesty is an ever shifting, ever darkening record that very quickly thrusts you in to the throes of insanity with a massively oppressive force, never to let you escape the utter mania until that final gnarled note crosses through your speakers.
There have not been too many records-that I am aware of at least-that make you feel as though you are actually losing your mind. With the ever present life draining noise that is coupled with the constant howling, haunting and demonic vocals that appear and disappear like apparitions, you feel as though your mind is breaking. In every track it is the vocals that make it seem as though there are voices inside of your head calling out to you only to continue rattling around in your mind constantly reminding you that you are going insane. The way in which Gnaw Their Tongues grasps you by the throat never to let you go and then drive you mad within its run time is something spectacular.
Genocidal Majesty is wonderfully grim and twisted, and from the very first note on you become hooked. This sonic wall of mind deteriorating madness is something to behold and definitely not something to pass up. Genocidal Majesty is something unique, potent, damning and incredibly intoxicating. This is certainly one hell of an album that is hard to forget and hard to stop listening to.
Genocidal Majesty was released February 9, 2018 through Consouling Sounds.
Watch the official video for the title track Genocidal Majesty below!
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