I Thought There Was the Sun Awaiting My Awakening
Aeternitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fundamentum
TLDR: Mystery band shows complex songs and uncatchy riffs. The result is uninteresting.
Review: Titaan and its side-project Digir Gidim are shrouded with a veil of mystery. No names, no faces, not even known country of origin. How intriguing!
Digir Gidim’s debut features experimental black metal with songs about 12 minutes each. Compositions are weird, unconventional and outright “wrong”. Riffs are thrown like curveballs and they act like they were teenage girls on PMS. Vocals are pretty much the only normal thing here, assuming you think black metal shrieks can be considered “normal”.
Somehow this album strikes me a bit like Ved Buens Ende, but not being as good as they. Actually, I Thought There Was the Sun Awaiting My Awakening is all but good. Soundwise its somewhat averageish, vocals are basic shit and the songs are just too bizzare to sound any good. And they are way too lengthy. To be honest, I’m not sure if this would even count as black metal if it wasn’t for the vocals and genre-approved lyrical themes.
It’s not like Digir Gidim sounds boring. It’s just uninteresting. And it’s not so much about the length of the songs but the compositions. It’s as if these guys didn’t know how to do good riffs or catchy songs. Or even create some sinister atmosphere. Since none of this is happening, I feel like this is just another leftover album.
1. The Revelation of the Wandering
2. Conversing with the Ethereal
3. The Glow Inside the Shell
4. The Eye Looks Through the Veils of Unconsciousness