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D
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Psychostasia ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Le Nuit Des Fees - DVD ]
[ Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope ]
[ Dargaard - Rise and Fall ]
[ Dark Orange - Horizont ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - Thoughts: 9 years in the sanctuary ]
[ Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - L'envers du miroir ]
[ Dark Souls Day - X-Lives ]
[ Dawn Desiree' - Dancing, Dreaming, Longing... ]
[ Dead When I Found Her - Rag Doll Blues ]
[ Dead Can Dance - Anastasis ]
[ Decoded Feedback - disKonnekt ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Aftermath ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Combustion ]
[ Decoded Feedback - Shockwave ]
[ Deep Red - Relics of Desire ]
[ Deep Red - Chimera ]
[ Deep Red - DarkwaterS ]
[ Degrees - Dream On Dreamy ]
[ Dein Schatten - Das Ewige Eis ]
[ Deine Lakaien - On Film - A Video History (DVD) ]
[ Deine Lakaien - White Lies ]
[ Deleyaman - Fourth - Part One ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Nuclear Sun ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Silencis ]
[ Der Blaue Reiter - Le Paradise Funebre... ]
[ Destroid - Silent World EP ]
[ Destroid - Loudspeaker ]
[ De/Vision - Popgefahr ]
[ De/Vision - NOOB ]
[ De/Vision - Subkutan ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Ego:X ]
[ Diary of Dreams - (if) ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nekrolog 43 ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Menschfeind ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Nigredo ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Panik Manifesto ]
[ Diary of Dreams - Freak Perfume ]
[ DieMazz - In Shatter'd Innocence ]
[ Dies Natalis - Tristan ]
[ Dies Natalis - Abyss ]
[ Diorama - The Art of Creating Confusing Spirits ]
[ Distorted Reality - Daydreams and Nightmares ]
[ Distorted Reality - The Fine Line Between Love And Hate ]
[ Domiana - The Sacred Heart ]
[ Dominion³ - Life Has Ended Here ]
[ Doppelganger - Dancing ]
[ Dreamchild - Lullabies For The Dead ]
[ Dreamchild - La Fee Verte ]
[ Dreamgaze - Sound Colour ]
[ Dreamself - Part 1, The End ]
[ Dreamside, The - The 13th Chapter ]
[ Dreamside, The - Pale Blue Lights & Nuda Veritas ]
[ Dreamside, The - Spin Moon Magic ]
[ Dreamside, The - Open Your Eyes ]
[ Dreamside, The - Faery Child ]
[ Droom - 10 Songs ]
[ Droom - 128 1/2 Days ]
[ Droom - Blood Culture ]
[ Droom - Stay! ]
[ Droom - While We Can ]
[ Drunk With Joy - Sound Living ]
[ Dyonisis - Intoxicated ]
[ Dyonisis - Dyonisis ]
E
[ Edge Of Dawn - Whatever Gets You Through The Night ]
[ Edge Of Dawn - Enjoy The Fall ]
[ Ego Likeness - Breedless ]
[ Ego Likeness - Order of the Reptile ]
[ Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead ]
[ Ego Likeness - Dragonfly ]
[ Eisbrecher - Antikorper ]
[ Eisbrecher - Leider / Virgissmeinnicht ]
[ Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher ]
[ Elane - The Fire of Glenvore ]
[ The Empire Hideous - Body of Work ]
[ Emplosia - Emplosia ]
[ Empty - Open Aeon ]
[ Endanger - Addicted to the Masses ]
[ Engelsstaub - Nachtwa¨rts ]
[ Engelsstaub - Akashic Recordings ]
[ Estampie - Best Of Estampie (1986 - 2006) ]
[ Estampie - Signum ]
[ Eternal Fall, The - Emptiness Vol. 1 & 2 ]
[ Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud - Self-Titled ]
F
[ Fair Sex, The - Thin Walls - Part II ]
[ Fair Sex, The - The Dark Ages ]
[ Faith and Disease - Passport to Kinmig ]
[ Faith and the Muse - :ankokuh butoh: ]
[ Faith and the Muse - The Burning Season ]
[ The Fallacy - Love Division ]
[ Falling You - Adore ]
[ Falling You - Faith ]
[ Falling You - Human ]
[ Falling You - Touch ]
[ Faun - Renaissance ]
[ Fayrierie - Michelia Campaka ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Detach Me From My Head ]
[ Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth ]
[ Feindflug - Volk Und Armee... ]
[ Fektion Fekler - Into The Sun ]
[ Fiction 8 - Forever, Neverafter ]
[ Final Selection - Meridian ]
[ Final Selection - AntiHero ]
[ Flesh Field - Strain ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Scattered & Buried ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - The Foreign Resort ]
[ Foreign Resort, The - Offshore ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - In The Gloaming ]
[ Friends of Alice Ivy - Hereafter Moth ]
[ FrightDoll - Reference Version ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Monumentum ]
[ Frozen Plasma - Artificial ]
[ Funker Vogt - Blutzoll ]
[ Funker Vogt - Aviator ]
[ Funker Vogt - Navigator ]
DieMazz is the solo project of Diego Mazzoleni who weaves a solemn yet experimental tapestry. Influences range from Einsturzende to Dead Can Dance and all that lay in between. Music is that which DieMazz has always held in the highest of regards, through this medium one can exhume and dissect all natural human emotions. Experience, and through this, eternal growth being the elevated status of humanity, well, at least for those who tread the narrow road, the suffocating open throat of the masses being that wide road that seems... oh so new and shiny, yet only freshly painted by those ready to deceive and destroy.

Embracing the gamut, Darkness and Light, Sorrow and Joy, As Above So Below and in this understanding that everything is perfect, everything is as it should be, a perfect experience for us all, no matter what the circumstance. Everything given to each individual as needed for his or her advancement, some painful, others reaching the rays of bliss. It is in this that DieMazz finds his muse, through sound and the distortion thereof, creating symphonies that try so desperately to reconcile all that is before us. Whether it is through the quiet whisper of a Requiem or through the bombastic experimentation of Machinery, DieMazz holds arms outstretched, as a statue, frozen in time, waiting for the next embrace.

In Shatter'd Innocence - Review

This album is an extremely diverse piece of work and shows the experimental and searching nature of a new project and a debut album. The magical elements of this work come together in ways that you wouldn't really expect from such a diverse piece.  The album contains only seven tracks, but the full album is still over 75 minutes long.  Track lengths range from five minutes to over twenty minutes, yet even the longest track doesn't drag on, but remains interesting and hypnotic throughout.

The title of the album relates well with the material contained therein.  Each theme is diverse and digs deep into the subconcious, psyche and emotional facets of each of our individual lives, as unique and disparate as each track on this album.  We start off with "Rites of Passage" which presents the listener with ambient soundscapes that build up and give way to tribal rhythms which introduce the listener to the diverse world we're about to enter.  "Torn Reflection" seems much more subtle with a slow and very quiet approach, but breaks out into another symphonic and bombastic opus.  As we drift along we're brought to a nice dark ambient piece which remains somewhat homogenous throughout the fourteen minute duration of "Brighter Side of Death".  This piece quickly became a favorite of mine because of it's overall feeling, something soothing, yet moody and dark.  Prepare yourself for a surprise, because what happens next in "Interlude" is an absolute experimentation ranging through ambient to beat pounding power noise.  We're finally brought to the pinnacle of the album, "Requiem Aeternum", a dedication to the artist's father, is a haunting dark ambient masterpiece lasting over twenty minutes through drones and soft chants.  Despite the dark nature of the music the overall mood remains respectful and enjoyable, especially as background music or for listening to at night, for meditation, etc.

At this point we're brought to the last couple of tracks as the album starts to wind down and wrap up with "Mind Angel" and "Byzantine Veil".  Each of these are again lengthy and drift between ambient, experimental and tribal elements.  This is a nice way to finalize the album with these two tracks.  They're not the climax and they're also not exactly anti-climatic, but maintains the moods steady and strong until the last somber note.

Overall this album is a nice experimental work.  I think the diverse nature of each track does seem to wander a bit, leaving the listener feeling a bit lost but in the end the overall style does remain somewhat homogenous and so the tracks relate well in thematic nature.  The addition of more vocals, be them male or female, will add more character to the tracks and I think this is why "Requiem Aeternum" stands out so well as a favorite for me.  Fans of experimental dark music will enjoy this album, so be sure to go out and check it out.

Rating: 3.5/5


Website: http://www.diemazz.com
Label: Faqir's MuZyk

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