Golden Ashes – In The Lugubrious Silence Of Eternal Night
GOLDEN ASHES burst forth from the womb of time eternal in 2018 with The Desolation EP. Although an otherwise-new entity at the time, GOLDEN ASHES was another creative face of the incredibly prolific Maurice de Jong, largely known for Gnaw Their Tongues, but operating under a vast number of guises, each one as provocative as the next. While black metal has always remained an undercurrent in Gnaw Their Tongues for Mories to malform to his own challenging design, more strictly “black metal” expressions of his have largely been relegated to De Magia Veterum, Cloak of Altering, Hagetisse, Caput Mortuum, and Pyriphlegeton among many others – all ranging a spectrum from avant-garde to primitivist. As such, then, GOLDEN ASHES exists as an outlet for Mories to explore a more symphonic sort of black metal…but as always, with his own uniquely (and uniquely bent) touch.