netherlands Archive

Centurian

The first thing I noticed about the album was the massive booklet that came with your new album, ‘Contra Rationem’! The lyrics are laid out in a very cryptic manner, tell us about the design and how it fits the ‘concept’, if you will, of ‘Contra…’! The way the lyrics are printed is to make [&hellip

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Israthoum

Israthoum have been lurking around in some form or other since roughly ’92 and definitely carry their experiences and ways of olde in terms of sound and substance, wiping their shit splattered asses with the faces of the new generation of the phony elitist carcinogens that simply cannot pull it off. This new release, Black [&hellip

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Nachtvorst – Silence

Nachvorst are a highly underrated band and I’d like to help change that as much as I can. I really enjoyed their 2009 album Stills (Black Devastation Records), which was their first full-length and am equally impressed with their sophomore full-length, Silence. This time around they are less of an atmospheric black metal band as [&hellip

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Heidens Hart Feature

Heidens Hart Records, based in the Netherlands, delivers a variety of extreme metal artists in the form of CD, tape and vinyl. Be sure to pick up a few of these titles and support this underground cult, I know I will be… After a slew of demos and a 2006 split with Antiyou, Dutch wizards [&hellip

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Gnaw Their Tongues – Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus

“Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus” That’s Latin for “With blood and whip, we worship the dark”. Of course, I have to wholeheartedly concur. Gnaw Their Tongues is a classic Italian horror film and Sade novel come to life and the audial equivalent to hell’s beckoning scraping at your ears. Lovingly doling out pain through sheer dissonance [&hellip

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Bodyfarm – Bodyfarm EP

Amidst the sea of breakdowns, pig squeals, and all things core, comes a band that’s traditional and non-conforming. Bodyfarm, named from the institutions that examine and study the deceased and decomposition of dead flesh, is a straight up no BS death metal project with pure energy and substance. Along the same lines as Vader, Vomitory, [&hellip

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Funeral Goat – Mass ov Perversion

“No color. No light shines into this pit . . . “ Mass ov Perversion, the debut full length from the Dutch duo Funeral Goat offers only hot blood for the cold altar of Satan. Melody and lush arrangements be damned all to Hell; this is primitive and barbaric goat metal at it’s finest! The 13 [&hellip

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Watain/Destroyer 666/Otargos

No God – No Satan: The slogan of the French Black Metal band, Otargos. Still they have songs about God, and waved around a bible during the show. The band, smeared in dirt, gave away a good performance. They were active on stage and tried to create interaction with the audience. Sometimes it worked, while some other [&hellip

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The Beast of the Apocalypse

Dutch duo The Beast of the Apocalypse made their presence felt with the release of their debut, ‘A Voice from the Four Horns of the Golden Altar’ on Transcendental Creations. I recently had the opportunity to speak with H.T. and find out about this extremely heavy, black and occult ritual as well as their upcoming [&hellip

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