Label: Oaken Palace Records Releasedate: 01-05-2020
Golden Ashes is a project by Mories. Mories is a Dutch musician who has a variety of Black Metal projects. Earlier this year we had the release of Gnaw Their Tongues, but this Golden Ashes release also got out. It is called “In The Lugubrious Silence Of Eternal Night”.
I took my time for going through this release, especially as usually everything Mories makes I like. I wanted to listen to this release carefully to pick the right words to describe the music well.
What Golden Ashes has that amazes us, is that all the chaos comes with melodic feel that you can, if your fantasy runs as wild as ours, feel in a Eurovision way. But. Golden Ashes as a whole is very, very far from that. The contradiction is it is rewarding you in a strange way. Synthpop goes Black Metal? Do I dance to it, do I dream off listening to it or do I let the darkness get me. The evil that lays there in the shadows, waiting for you to come by so it can grab you by the throat and lurk you away from the glitter and light.
There is a lot to hear in each song. None of the tracks have extreme lengths, but three tracks in you have already heard so much. Not a bad thing, for the music encourages you to keep listening, the respins will follow.
One of the highlights on the release is the track “When Every Word Uttered Is as Whip Cuts into Flesh”. It is where the contradiction is intense. It is not going from one side to the other as composers often do. Mories puts the contradiction in the same second the same moment you hear the light you hear the doom.
For the Golden Ashes project it is only the second album. A pleasant surprise, something refreshing, something unique. It has an identity that is not easy to describe, its a thing of its own. And we need much more of that.
- Mories – All.
- As Sacred Bodies Wither into Nothingness
- Let Death Stalk My Enemies, Let the Grave Swallow Them Alive
- Amongst the Mossy Tombs
- When Every Word Uttered Is as Whip Cuts into Flesh
- From Grace into Utter Ruin
- In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night
- Black Tongue Mouths Murmur Black Prayers
- Death Came with the Golden Dusk