darkenedspirit Excellent release of Moloch. The vocals of Sergiy Fjordsson are great, very hateful or plaintive, the ambiance is forester and this artwork is sublime. Also, I like ambient passages, this depressive and agonizing touch, this atmosphere very black and the sound of guitars very raw.
Band Name Moloch (UKR). Album Name Verwüstung. Released date 19 March 2014. Labels Metallic Media. 7. Du Bist Nichts in Dieser Sterbenden Welt. 9. A Frederic Chopin Symphony (Hidden Track).
Verwüstung (2014) by Moloch. Labels: Human to Dust. Genres: Black Metal, Ambient Members: Sergiy Fjordsson, Gionata Potenti.
Country: Ukraine Year: 2014 Genre: Black Metal, Dark Ambient.
Verwüstung" is dedicated to Varg Vikernes. Special mastering for CD version were done. Marco Ceccarelli was intended to be the drummer on this album for the first time. Some samples even were recorded, but never used. Pre-album demo version with programmed drums also exists, as well as the various versions of mastering of whole album. All this demo versions forever will stay in archives. On this album, the lyrics are written in Old English and Latin for the first time.
As a Moloch neophyte, I’m unable to compare and contrast Verwüstung with any of Moloch’s other releases. For me, it stands alone, but it stands tall. The album includes two types of music, reflecting what I gather are Fjordsson’s two divergent musical passions. The first track ( Todesstille ) and the last one ( Verwüstung ) are wordless dark ambient pieces. They are markedly different from the six songs that come between them, but they don’t feel tacked on.
Verwüstung is the 12th full-length LP by Moloch, and the most current in a rather extensive catalogue of music released by Sergiy. Upon hearing the first few chords of Blutmond, the second track, I had to look at the name of the release again to make sure this wasn’t some lost tape by Burzum or Darkthrone. This is an infuriating conclusion to what is otherwise a solid black metal album. If you’re a fan of the early material by Burzum and Darkthrone, or even some of the newer artists like Leviathan or Krieg, this is an album that will probably interest you.