Released 1 June 2007 on Steelwork Maschine.
- Nicolas Crombez (aka Deuterror)—One man project from Belgium
- Untitled I
- Untitled II
- Untitled III
- Untitled IV
- Untitled V
- Untitled VI
- Untitled VII
- Untitled VIII
- Untitled IX
This is Nicolas Crombez’s third album under the moniker Deuterror, the first two being internet-only releases.
The album title “Le Gueule de Guerre” is French for “The Mouth of War”.
I think I’m probably stretching boundaries quite a bit to categorise this album as metal, but we’ll run with it. It’s hard to pigeonhole exactly (which is always a good sign in my book). It’s broadly dark, ambient / drone / industrial.
The album certainly has a cinematic feel to it. Like the soundtrack to a really bleak, post-apocalyptic movie. It’s subtle, it’s atmospheric, and I really enjoyed it.
Nine untitled tracks, which Last.fm helpfully labelled with Roman numerals, so I have followed suit. Here are my notes on the nine tracks:
- Insects. Pulsing bass.
- Pulsing electrical arcs. Train. Bells. Organ trumpets.
- Aircraft flying over. Rocket. Dischordant. Horns. Horrific choir.
- Rain. Thunder. Train. Birds. Someone walking breaking twigs.
- Deep horn. Mellotron. Gunshots. Distortion.
- Suffering voice. Growling bass.
- Strings. Chorus. Guitar and organ.
- Scraping tools. Drum beats.
And there it is. 43 minutes and 55 seconds worth of various noises.
I rather liked this album. It’s interesting, it’s experimental, at times uncomfortable, always challenging.
Review score: 94%