Diononesiste has been active since around 2004 as the one man Black Metal project of Daniele Brusaschetto and has so far released two albums and a split album on different labels. The first release was a split cd called BBQ of Brutality; the second is The Meaningless of Living [04.11.18}. Mota is the third and first new Diononesiste release in six years. Outside of this Daniele Brusaschetto has since 1995 also been highly prolific as a solo artist and a member of the following acts: All Scars Orchestra, Ich Niente, Mudcake, Switch Off, Whip and Down! There have been around known 25 releases through the numerous projects Brusaschetto has been involved in.
The brief drones of “Inizio” give “Mota” a deceptive and suspenseful introduction. However the growling vocal of “Scissors“ that is backed by intense blast beats cuts in from nowhere and over rides things to high octane levels. There are impressive rapid shifts in guitar tone and drum speeds, the guttural vocals make way for a shredding solo that cuts through the density of sound with sharp precision. The levels and speeds continue to vary dramatically. “Somniferum” chugs into action and shifts through its gears into fifth and makes nods towards early Celtic Frost/Hellhammer through its raw instrumentation.
“Regression” seems to recapture the dramatic tempo changes and shifts of “Scissors”, solos again shred and the tone drops to low frequencies before picking up again to equally high speed. Highly contrasting guitar techniques that jar against each other are used well. The juxtaposing guitars continue into “Jugular”; this time with a rawer nastiness complimented by even faster Blast beats. “Jugular”‘s impressive shifts are carried through to “Algia” and it becomes evident that Brusaschetto is knowingly keeping “Mota” interesting as an album through variation and continual shifts and a well considered use of guitar solos, combined this consistently works well.
“Below the Worms” uses shifts in speed and tempo that deliver excellent dramatic Black Metal shifts in sound; this is Diononesiste going even higher from well executed to spot on in their musicianship. The drums stop and start knowingly for a time to pass the rhythm in between themselves and the guitars. When the percussion returns in full this is an immense sudden addition to the sound. The overall sound is reduced towards the end of the track so it can again make its’ full return an impressive end. The title track “Mota” cuts in quickly so as to not allow the intensity and pace to let up for one second and continues more of the same sudden shifts in tempo, drama and good solos. “The Meaningless of Living (15012005)” is an epic near 14 minute drone; it starts quietly and builds slowly resonating to ominous, murky, low levels and serves as a haunting end to Mota.
My one issue with the album as a whole is that with the nature of the music, the vocals don’t need to be so purely in the Death Metal guttural nature, they need variation in order to match the variation of the music, it functions as one guttural tone that seems to overlay everything the music does. It’s not awful, but Diononesiste needs more vocal development to reach that of the surrounding sounds. The intro and end drone pieces are impressive and round the album off well. Mota builds up impressively as an album and seems to perfect and hone itself the further it progresses.
07. Below the Worms.
09. The Meaningless of Living (15012005)