Verwüstung, the most recent full-length in this ocean of releases, begins badly woth “Todestille”, a very long, monophonic, and monotonous intro that lasts 5:17 minutes; I must admit that this song reflects very well the title of the song that means ‘The Silence of Death', but the result is unfortunately just boring. After more than five minutes finally the album really starts with “Blutmond”, a song that ends with an arpeggio full of clinkers and false notes; incomprehensible how certain musicians with lots of releases behind are unaware of these basic errors. The best song is “Spiritueller Selbstmord”, a very good and engaging song. The album however drags on among clichés and unoriginality; sometimes the sound reminds of Burzum of the very first period, as in the the hidden track “Nur der Tod ist wirklich”.
The genre of Moloch is called devastating black metal, and it actually often takes on depressive and gloomy tones; the type of production seems modeled on the old style one made in Norway. Verwüstung, however, is unimpressive and lacks originality. I'm sure it will appeal to the fans of devastating, and perhaps a little depressive black metal.
Release date: February 2014. After Verwüstung, Moloch has already released three EP’s and five splits. Verwüstung translates for ‘devastation’ in German.
3. Spiritueller Selbstmord
5. Nur der Tod ist wirklich
6. Die Kälte der Ewigkeit
7. Du bist nichts in dieser sterbenden Welt
Sergiy Fjordsson: Vocals, Guitars (rhythm), Bass, Keyboards
Azathoth: Guitars (lead, rhythm)
Gionata Potenti: Drums
Lilita Arndt: Vocals (background female) (track 3)
Text by Herjann