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Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (Season of Mist)

It’s time for some theatre from those black metal horror show purveyors from the Netherlands, Carach Angren. Or at least that’s what I was hoping for. Having gone through wars and shipwrecks and all manner of grotesquery from them over… Continue Reading →

Dreamwalkers Inc – A Night at the Theatre (Layered Reality Productions)

This latest work by progsters Dreamwalkers Inc was recorded live at the Parktheater, Alphen aan den Rijn at the end of August 2019. I am fortunate to have been witness to Dreamwalkers Inc’s first live performance, an acoustic set in… Continue Reading →

Vuur & Zijde / Impavida self-titled split (Prophecy Productions)

Word has it that grim epicness meets transcendental aural darkness. What this means is that this is a split from Vuur & Zijde from the Netherlands, and the German-US combo Impavada. So first we have Vuur & Zijde, I’d heard… Continue Reading →

Golden Ashes – In the Lugubrious Silence of Eternal Night (Oaken Palace Records)

Dutch black metal project, Golden Ashes, was founded in 2018 by Maurice De Jong (also known as Mories of Gnaw Their Tongues) and has since released two EPs and two albums, which is an incredibly busy output for just two… Continue Reading →

An Autumn For Crippled Children – All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet (Prosthetic)

An Autumn For Crippled Children are a true Marmite band. Despised by many as the epitome of the hipster assault on the TRVE and KVLT unholiness of Black Metal they are often the anonymous whipping boys on many a social… Continue Reading →

The Spirit Cabinet – Bloodlines (Van Records)

Looks like I completely misjudged this one when I chose it for review. Traditional heavy metal sounded good to me, I like traditional heavy metal, but this is metal of a rather pompous, theatrical, and maybe a little bit silly… Continue Reading →

Gnaw Their Tongues – I Speak the Truth, Yet with Every Word Uttered, Thousands Die (Consouling Sounds)

‘I Speak the Truth…’ is Dutch one man band Gnaw Their Tongues’ 14th full length album – that’s a release for almost every year since its inception. Stemming from black metal roots, Mories has pushed the envelope with every opus,… Continue Reading →

Bezwering – Aan De Wormen Overgeleverd (Ván Records)

Translating to ‘Handed Over To The Worms’ this debut full length by Dutch black metallers Bezwering is a fine addition to this year’s seething black metal cauldron. Formed like a phoenix rising from the ashes out the now defunct Wederganger… Continue Reading →

Dool – Summerland (Prophecy)

It’s true that there is not a huge amount to look forward to at the moment and we have to take the pleasures where we can. Thank goodness for music and this is something that I and no doubt anyone… Continue Reading →

Thanatos – Violent Death Rituals (Listenable)

In the midst of recent times has there ever been a more apt soundtrack than Death Metal? The whole world appears plunged into perhaps the closest thing to a zombie apocalypse this earth is ever likely to see. Although truth… Continue Reading →

Interview – God Dethroned

God Dethroned are back with a monstrous beast of an album, and an album worthy of a these Dutch masters fighting for a slice of the death metal world, and the right to call themselves kings of the genre. The… Continue Reading →

Treurwilg – An End To Rumination (S/R)

A weeping willow which this Dutch act name themselves after is a good place to find oneself sitting under and ruminating and it’s hardly surprising that doom is the musical landscape for such contemplation. This quartet have released one very… Continue Reading →

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