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Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (Season Of Mist)

Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (Season Of Mist)

Dodecahedron is almost a by-word for complexity for its own sake – a three dimensional 12-sided die that, I read someone point out, is only used by nerdy role playing gamers (yep, me too back in those more carefree days) who regard multi-faceted, multi-coloured dice.. Read More
Celestial Bodies-Spit Forth From Chaos (I, Voidhanger)

Celestial Bodies-Spit Forth From Chaos (I, Voidhanger)

Raw noise infused bestial Black Metal informed by a free form Jazz style. Easy listening this was not going to be, but what is life without a challenge?  This Dutch duo are ex members of Nihil and Dead Neanderthals and this CD is limited to.. Read More
FUBAR – Weltschmerz (F.D.A Rekotz)

FUBAR – Weltschmerz (F.D.A Rekotz)

FUBAR are a quintet from Southern Netherlands and make the kind of rampant spiky Grindcore that makes you want to pick up a spray can, or a book and make a difference. The title “Weltschmerz” is a German work meaning world weariness – a forgivable.. Read More
Dool – London Bodo’s Schloss 8/3/17

Dool – London Bodo’s Schloss 8/3/17

I had been lucky enough to get an invite along to this Dutch industry showcase and had not really intended to cover as the bands only had a 25 minute slot and three of them (Navarone, Paceshifters and Amber Arcade) were after a brief listen.. Read More
Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Arrogant Destruktor / Wrang – Split (Wolfspell Records)

Some major damage going on here. The cover shows a bombed out and totally devastated scene that looks like somewhere such as Dresden in WWII. There’s a tank on the back cover and inside a shiny disc with 2 bands causing utmost destruction. One of.. Read More
Cirith Gorgor – Bi den Dode Hant (Hammerheart Records)

Cirith Gorgor – Bi den Dode Hant (Hammerheart Records)

My first encounter with Cirith Gorgor was about 15 years ago when they blackened my life thanks to a track on a sampler. Although I never did anything more about it at the time, I didn’t forget the name of this band, whose sample made.. Read More
Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

Antropomorphia – Sermon Ov Wrath (Metal Blade)

An interesting word that pretty much means “to have the form of man,” Antropomorphia have been rumbling around in the Dutch underworld for two and a half decades now having 1st shat out their charmingly entitled Bowel Mutilation demo in 1992. I have to admit.. Read More
GOLD – Optimist (Vàn)

GOLD – Optimist (Vàn)

I really appreciated the originality of GOLD’s previous album “No Image”, which mixed a gothic darkwave style with strong song structures. So too “Optimist” is dark and sinister. Hypnotising and moody rhythms, shadowy sounds and a haunting female vocal line are at the heart of.. Read More
Dool - Here Now, There Then (Prophecy Productions)

Dool – Here Now, There Then (Prophecy Productions)

Dutch band Dool (apparently it means ‘wander’) have coalesced around ex- The Devil’s Blood bassist and drummer Job van de Zande and Micha Haringfrom respectively. As such they unavoidably bring a certain amount of baggage with them for me as I loved TDB. The PR.. Read More
Kjeld / Wederganger – Split (Van)

Kjeld / Wederganger – Split (Van)

Dutch extreme metal is in a rude state of health at the moment, and while the immediate focus may go towards the pummelling death metal scene, there is a hotbed of quality black metal bands lurking in the undergrowth, just waiting to ensnare those who.. Read More
Entrapment - Through Realms Unseen (Pulverised)

Entrapment – Through Realms Unseen (Pulverised)

This is album number three, with Dutch death metal there is always an air of quality akin to the classics, and in this case, main man Michel Jonker has laid down his master plan along with others for this slight expansion of the Entrapment arsenal... Read More
Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

Teethgrinder – Nihilism (Lifeforce)

These Dutch noiseniks have only been in existence since 2013 and already they are spewing forth Nihilism as a follow up to “Misanthropy”. (positive chaps eh?) . These guys chew up grindcore, crust and hardcore, gargle black and death and then pick their teeth with.. Read More