CD REVIEW Aderlating

Band: Aderlating
Title: Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Part I
Label: ConSouling Souls – Suburban Records
Distribution: Bertus
Release date: 22/04/2011
Review: CD

This recording had been reviewed last year (mind the date) and was posted on May 8th. The review here below is, for the greater part, a copy of the original one, yet with a few updated adaptations. The final score remains the same.

Holland-based Aderlating were formed by Mories aka M, also involved with e.g. De Magia Veterum, Dimlit Hate Cellar / Gnaw Their Tongues, Seirom, Cloak Of Altering or Soulwound, and all former material (two full lengths, two splits and two minis) got highly appreciated within the most obscure underworlds. It will be the case again with Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Part I, the first part of a diptych; the second part was originally scheduled for early Autumn 2011, yet in mean time it has not been released. Pity…

Appreciation within the ‘most obscure underworlds’ and ‘the case again’ (see above) means: this material absolutely won’t reach a vivid audience. This release won’t please huge masses of hysterical fans. But it will be adored by those who dwell within, indeed, the darkest worlds below, at least mentally-musically (or whatever…).

Spear Of Gold … has duration of sixty four terrifying minutes (six titles only!), which makes all this very, very difficult yet interesting at the same time, if only you do dare. The album opens with “Black Emperor At The Temple’s Gate”, an industrialised soundscape of Noise and Abruptum-esque morbidity and madness. “Descending The Naraka I” combines Noise and Industrial as well, yet this composition is less psychotic, yet bleaker and with a comparable monotony. The title track is a monstrous piece: chaotic and apocalyptic Black Metal / Noise, somewhere in between Alpha Drone, Beherit and Gnaw Their Tongues. “A Burial On The Slopes Of Mount Sinai” is a floating and noisy Industrial / Ambient-piece with a chainsaw-mentality; “Engel Der Wrake” (‘angel of vengeance’) is the most ritual(istic) and hypnotic composition, and like the title track it comes with a nasty Black Metal-injection and a superb finale. And “A New Plaque For Every Triumph”, finally, stands for another horrific and industrialised Noise-scape.

Overall interesting yet in general much too repetitive, too primitive, too nihilistic…
Limitedly recommended…


Ivan Tibos.