With GNAW THEIR TONGUES’ latest full-length calamity, Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent, nearing release in early December, a new track from the opus has been unveiled through an exclusive stream of “Silent Burned Atrocities,” hosted by Invisible Oranges.
Fully performed and recorded at the Bejaarde II, Drachten, by GNAW THEIR TONGUES founder Mories who also mixed and mastered the album, Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent also features guest vocals on “Our Mouths Ridden With Worms” by Hekte Zaren. The record features an abusive eight tracks of some of the outfit’s most sincerely bleak tunes, including fifth track, “Silent Burned Atrocities,” which Invisible Oranges reports, “’Silent Burned Atrocities’ is pandemonious, but not indescribable. GNAW THEIR TONGUES isolates and intensifies the building blocks of metal. In place of accustomed vocals are gut-shredding wails, jammed through harsh post-processing. Orthodox guitar riffs are nonexistent, substituted for distorted ambient noise. Haunting spoken word and hymnal passages litter the soundscape, abstract interjections are the norm.”
Endure GNAW THEIR TONGUES’ “Silent Burned Atrocities” at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.
Also hear the opening track “Hold High The Banners Of Truth Among The Swollen Dead” at THIS LOCATION.
Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent will see release December 9th; preorders for the vinyl are available via Consouling Sounds HERE, cassette preorders at Tartarus Records HERE, and the digital version sees release through GTT’s Bandcamp, and a CD version will see release through Crucial Blast.
Dutch experimental/black act GNAW THEIR TONGUES is the work of Maurice “Mories” De Jong, also of Aderlating, Cloak Of Altering, De Magia Veterum, among others. Just over a year since the outfit’s Abyss Of Longing Throats full-length was released, and in the wake of the project’s collaboration with Dragged Into Sunlight, Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent shows GNAW THEIR TONGUES at the top of its game. Since transforming from a studio-only project to a live act in the past year or so, a dense live element has found its way into the music, while “oppressive,” “bleak,” and “claustrophobic” remain the key words when describing the unique output of this drone/noise/black metal infused entity. The music grabs you by the throat and sucks all the air out of the room. Although it leaves little more than an anaerobe environment, the music itself feels likes it has been breathing and organically growing into this true beast of an album.