Release date: 30 October 2012
Style: Avantgarde black metal

Rating:

7.9 | 33 votes

Owners:

27 have it
9 want it


01. A Plague Has Travelled With Us
02. All I See Is Dead Stars
03. Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
04. Separatist Declaration
05. Devoided
06. Initiation Rites Of Sector Five
07. The War Has Finally Found Us

Review


Line-up
Maurice "Mories" de Jong - all instruments, vocals

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
N/A
It̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶s̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ I've been covering a lot of one man bands as of late: Yurei, Elysian Blaze, Wormlust... and now my multi-instrumentalist fetishes turn east from Iceland to the land of good cheese and regulated prostitution centers. As a disclaimer, I want to maintain a sense of subjectivity with this review for Mories's latest Cloak Of Altering offering. Each of his releases up to this point, from the Ophiucus-labeled Nihilistic Cosmic Concept to 2012's Ancient Path's Through Timeless Voids has been a unique and distinct creation in and of itself: his work, much like Devin Townsend's, hops all over the place with each output while retaining its core sound. This latest result of Mories's twisted, avant-garde approach to black metal is no different. So settle down and find a dark, quiet place to listen kiddies, because there's something far more potent lurking in Holland than marijuana.

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published 17.02.2013 | Comments (6)

Staff pick by
Mr. Doctor

11.12.2012 - Hey man! What's up?
- Oh nothing... Mories released yet another piece of extreme art that challenges the foundations of black metal and extreme music in general. Throwing industrial, ambient, noise, dissonance, electronic touches and who knows what into the equation to get a result that can only be achieved by a mad man. Surprisingly mellow and melodic at some points though. But still, this is... You know, the usual magnificence.
- As always, meh.

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Pazdzioch - 05.11.2012 at 00:22  
  Mories does it again, I knew shit about this new album. Will check asap.
!J.O.O.E.! - 05.11.2012 at 03:16  
Rating: 9 Some of the mellowest stuff he's done, but still fantastic:

Mr. Doctor - 06.11.2012 at 00:53  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.11.2012 at 03:16
Some of the mellowest stuff he's done, but still fantastic:


MORIES

Y U SO BRILLIANT ?

Gotta love the electronic "duriduduridu" keyboard edge. the album is already up in his bandcamp. Sweet.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.11.2012 at 00:54  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.11.2012 at 00:53


MORIES

Y U SO BRILLIANT ?

Gotta love the electronic "duriduduridu" keyboard edge. the album is already up in his bandcamp. Sweet.

Yeah I liked that bit too 8]
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.11.2012 at 21:55  
Rating: 9 This album is so ridiculously spectacular. I honestly can't fathom how he conceives and makes this music. 'All I See Is Dead Stars' more or less solidifies Mories' status as a genius.

'Devoided's euphoric relentlessness makes me feel a little like when a plane takes off and I get that pleasant sensation of slowly blacking out/falling asleep.
Tiago Rocha - 12.12.2012 at 13:55  
  Didn't know bout this... if its any good like the previous one, im all in!
MetalDoomMaster - 13.12.2012 at 21:48  
Rating: 9 Very pleasant surprise. Phenomenally interesting
Frankthetank727 - 17.12.2012 at 23:59  
Rating: 10 Wow. That was...amazing. Definitely going to buy the digital copy of this. I love where black metal these days is heading
nille - 12.01.2013 at 18:19  
Rating: 9 It was a great album .........................
(((( The pro-choice groups and the ways and thoughts are not trade it was ))).

-DC-002- - 14.02.2013 at 08:01  
Rating: 9 Cool transition from his last release. much more melodic and equally mesmerizing.
3rdWorld - 26.07.2013 at 05:34  
  So much better and more electronic than the last one.
mz - 12.09.2013 at 14:30  
Rating: 8 I had only heard some GTT and Aderlating stuff from Mories and thus, expected something twisted and disturbing from this project as well but I'm totally surprised, in a good way. Love the spacey and electronic feeling throne in this album
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.09.2013 at 14:45  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 12.09.2013 at 14:30

I had only heard some GTT and Aderlating stuff from Mories and thus, expected something twisted and disturbing from this project as well but I'm totally surprised, in a good way. Love the spacey and electronic feeling throne in this album

If you think this project of his is surprising, have at a look at this.
mz - 12.09.2013 at 15:10  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.09.2013 at 14:45

Written by mz on 12.09.2013 at 14:30

I had only heard some GTT and Aderlating stuff from Mories and thus, expected something twisted and disturbing from this project as well but I'm totally surprised, in a good way. Love the spacey and electronic feeling throne in this album

If you think this project of his is surprising, have at a look at this.

Ok, now I'm actually surprised :|.Seriously, what's this? Mories showing his kind face? It is really interesting, especially considering the guy's background. What's the genre of it?

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