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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 →

Turia – Degen van Licht (Eisenwald)

Mankind has probably always been in awe of mountains, but only relatively recently have we started really exploring them. Only 300 years ago, mountaineering, or visiting the Earth’s peaks for recreational purposes, was unheard of.  Before the 18th century, mountains… Continue Reading →

Fluisteraars – Bloem (Eisenwald)

I know of Fluisteraars by reputation but more thanks to their excellent contribution to a split with Turia in 2018 called “De Oord”. Stormy, bleak and out of the forest, its atmosphere made me think I was listening to a… Continue Reading →

God Dethroned – Illuminati (Metal Blade)

Boom, and these Dutch heavyweights have delivered another huge slab of blackened death metal to our feet. ‘Illuminati’ is huge, blasting and full of pulverising intentions, and a welcome release bridging a two-year gap since their last opus, ‘The World… Continue Reading →

Ainsoph – Ω – V (Wolves Of Hades)

Not to be confused with the cult Italian industrial ambient outfit, this group are described as “shadowy wanderers’ from the Dutch underground. With a strong visual aesthetic looking at their promo pictures there is not much else to go on… Continue Reading →

Hellehond – Verslonden (Iron Bonehead)

I am assuming that the translation of this Dutch band’s moniker is simply Hell Hound or Hound Of Hell, either way it works for me as this act contains Bob Bagchus on drums under the name of Plechelmus. Added to… Continue Reading →

Vortex – Them Witches (Gates of Hell)

Dutch heavy metal band Vortex made their name in my mind with their first couple of releases. Namely ‘85’s “Metal Bats” and then with the following years “Open the Gate”. Having been playing music since 1979, and pioneering the Dutch… Continue Reading →

Asagraum – Dawn Of Infinite Fire (Edged Circle)

Two years ago I reviewed ‘Potestas Magicum Diaboli’ by these devilish Dutch folk. I proclaimed it a triumph of a debut and waxed lyrical about the bands thunderous Black Metal. Now two years later “Dawn of Infinite Fire” the gruesome twosome… Continue Reading →

Knoest – Dag (Van)

This is a tough one. Even after listening to Knoest’s debut album Dag at least a dozen times, I’m still not sure what to think of it. Knoest play black metal and blackened post metal (and rather a garden variety… Continue Reading →

Dool – Love Like Blood (Prophecy)

I think it is fair to say that a follow up to Dool’s debut album Here Now, There Then which arrived early 2017 is highly anticipated. It was a magical album and definitely touched a lot of hearts with its… Continue Reading →

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