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Subterranean Rites

by Gnawed

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Dave Aftandilian
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Dave Aftandilian It is rare to find dark ambient that creates such a creepy feeling of being buried deep underground; the vast, oppressive spaces gnawing at your mind while the tiny animals gnaw at your flesh. Distant pounding echoes resound in your bones, sending pulses of sickly purple phosphorescence through the rocks around you, and bringing searing, crushing pain.
david haynes
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david haynes fuckin coolest urbexer alive. tru as hell. drag me to the depths daddy.
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admiral_stiffplank This is the soundtrack to the deepest of darkness. Gnawed never, ever fails to bring The Fear.
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tobias_rieper Dark ambient / death industrial. Distorted vocals keep their distance to let the ambience shine even more. Really well done soundscapes. A cathartic experience.
Robert C. Kozletsky
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Robert C. Kozletsky Grant leaves behind the adolescent power electronics of his past and conjures forth a monolithic slab of overwhelming pitch black atmosphere. He crawled his way through sewers and abandoned tunnel systems to capture a world where light doesn't exist and the unknown permeates. I could go on with the descriptions. Without a doubt the most realized and mature work from Gnawed. Fucking incredible! Favorite track: Subfuerat.
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Subfuerat 09:14


The result of over three years of location recordings in sewers, subterranean facilities, and abandoned industrial complexes, Gnawed’s latest full length is without question his most focused, and the definitive, benchmark recording of his illustrious discography. Even within Gnawed’s heaviest power electronics material, there was always a strong atmospheric undercurrent, and Grants work in his other project Atrox Pestis, showed a growing interest in more minimal dark ambience, but nothing will prepare you for lightless chasms and seraphic horror of Subterranean Rites; 6 tracks of fetid, catacomb exhalations and slowly unfurling soundscapes possessed with just enough distant industrial clangor and heavily processed vocals to remind you it’s still a Gnawed record at its core. Truly a masterwork


released June 5, 2020


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