Autarkh – Form in Motion

When you are a fan of Dodecahedron (Tilburg, NL) the project of Michel Nienhuis and co-conspirators named Autarkh shouldn’t be unknown to you. Dodecahedron unfortunately is no more. However, out of the ashes Autarkh has risen, and the result of their first spawn “Form in Motion” is a combination of extreme/experimental Metal combined with loads […]

Pestilence- Exitivm

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, so they say. That saying bears weight sometimes and often that can be a good thing when speaking about some of our favorite metal bands. However, this phrase does not quite pertain, at least in its entirety, to legendary Dutch death metalers, Pestilence. With the release of […]

Saille – V

I’ve grown quite fond of Saille. Ever since their debut “Irreversible Decay” the keyboard laced Black Metal has been a great supplier of Metal for my eardrums. With V this is also the case but I can’t help having a few remarks. When I listen to Saille I expect to have a full tapestry of […]

Asphyx – Necroceros

The amounts of bands in the world of Extreme Metal that make it out through the ages, while still maintaining their musical core without steering too much left or right to please bigger crowds (or companies), can basically be counted on one hand. Most either wither away with time, or in a desperate move change […]

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wow! I have said before that the Netherlands proves to be sour ground spawning quality acts…over and over again. But listening to the second offspring of Wesenwille called “II: A Material God” it even surpasses my expectations. What these two blacksters hailing from Utrecht have done here is mind-blowing! The sheer quality of compositions are […]

Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

Soulburn was formed in 1996 in the Netherlands, their latest release is titled “Noa’s D’ark”. It is evident after only a minute into the opening track “The Morgue of Hope” what this album was going to bring. That is dark, grindy distorted guitars and raspy grungy vocals sounding as if they were spawned from the […]

Verval – Beeldenstorm

Dancing across a melancholy horizon at the height of such strange times, Dutch black metal outfit Verval bring us a raw atmospheric experience that is certain to plunge the listener into a dark abyss with no hope of reprisal. Verval is no newcomer to the scene with their formation in 2014 and first full length […]

Terradown-Judgment

Picking up steam from The Netherlands, Terradown combines a variety of musical influences such as melodic death metal, thrash, some Amon Amarth-esque melody and even elements of more mainstream metal. This culmination of influences allows Terradown to reach out to a diverse fan base and pull listeners in from many of the subgenres that we […]

Dictated- Phobos

Dictated, Hailing from The Netherlands, is quite possibly on its way to becoming a household name in the genre of Extreme Metal. With their unique and grudging brand of death metal, Dictated seeks to punish the listener through means of force, and fear. Phobos, Dictated’s newest release, has some of the best tried and true […]