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Wederganger / Urfaust  - Split (Ván Records)

Wederganger / Urfaust – Split (Ván Records)

I’ve been a fan of Wederganger since I saw them at Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016, and I have heard a lot of good things about Urfaust and have been keen to check them out, but somehow, I have never got around to it. So, when.. Read More
Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten (Season of Mist)

Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten (Season of Mist)

Like an extravagant dessert, Carach Angren are back. These men from The Netherlands are never backward in coming forward and presenting their theatrical, horror-laden, over the top version of black metal. Here we go again with “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten”. A symphonic start.. Read More
Dreamwalkers Inc – The Antithetic Affiliation (Layered Reality Productions)

Dreamwalkers Inc – The Antithetic Affiliation (Layered Reality Productions)

Dreamwalkers Inc is the band project of Tom de Wit from The Netherlands. I’ve come to regard The Netherlands as the epicentre of Prog, not least because ProgPower Europe is held there. Dreamwalkers Inc put on a very nice show there last year. There is.. Read More
Distillator - Summoning the Malicious (Empire Records)

Distillator – Summoning the Malicious (Empire Records)

This is these Dutch thrashers second album, part of a trilogy which in this case deals with subjects concerning the past and present, which is apparently meant to raise questions about the future of our planet. From the opening track ‘Blinded By Chauvinism’ there’s clear.. Read More
God Dethroned – The World Ablaze (Metal Blade)

God Dethroned – The World Ablaze (Metal Blade)

Dutch death metal band God Dethroned are a band I remember well from the late 90s and early 00s. I didn’t realise they were still going until I saw this. There is a reason for that, as “The World Ablaze” is their first album since.. Read More
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