In the final review of my little black metal trilogy, I'm revisiting another solo-project that has been featured a few times before. Moloch (Ukr) has been super prolific over the last few years and thanks to the help of a myriad of DIY and independent record labels, has been able to release more than his fair share of music recently. Already in 2014 Moloch has released a split 7" with Japanese black-thrash band Sabbat and now comes the 12th full-length, Verwustung.
3. Spiritueller Selbstmord
5. Nur Der Tod Ist Wirklich
6. Die Kalte Der Ewigkeit
7. Du Bist Nichts In Dieser Sterbenden Welt
I know Moloch as a very measured black-ambient band. By that, I mean that Sergiy doesn’t rush things and lets songs build of their own accord. Opening track Todesstille is an extended instrumental track making use if Moloch’s ear for atmospheric ambience. As with my two previous reviews, Moloch’s creator plays all the instruments and delivers the vocals, without too many outside influence/hindrances (delete where applicable). Blutmond is the first glimpse at Moloch’s blackened blueprint. Sergiy has stated the for the first time, the song lyrics have been written in old English and Latin languages, as opposed to his favoured Russian/German tongue. while you may struggle to decipher the specific language amongst the icy screams, there’s no denying that Moloch new, catchier sound and songwriting shows a clear progression.
You can stream and download the album (also with a bonus demo track) here -
There are various places in which to purchase physical copies of Verwustung -
Firstly, from the above Bandcamp page along with other merch packages.
Europeans can head to Human To Dust Records to buy the CD - http://human-to-dust.de
People in Asia can head to Hidden Marly Productions - http://hidden-marly.org
If you're in the States, go to Metallica Media - http://www.metallic-media.blogspot.co.uk
Tape versions can be purchased from Acephale Winter Productions - http://acephalewinter.bandcamp.com
Moloch Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Molochukr
Human To Dust Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/human.to.dust
Metallica Media - https://www.facebook.com/MetallicMedia
Acephale Winter Productions Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acephale-Winter-Productions