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Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben het Goed

Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben het Goed

It is getting predictable but there is a new band falling under the Church of Ra. Wiegedood. A trio comprised of Rise And Fall’s Wim on drums, Oathbreaker’s Gilles Demolder on guitar, and Amenra and Hessian’s Levy Seynaeve on guitar and vocals playing Cascadian black metal. Their bleak debut album De Doden Hebben Het Goed delivers four powerful songs in the vein of Wolves in the Throne Room.

Both opener ‘Svanesang’ and closer ‘Onder Gaan’ are excellent showcases of their talent. The black metal riffs are reminiscent of the 90s classics without sounding like they are recorded in a sewer and who knew Wim was so good at playing blastbeats. The ferocious outbursts are accompanied by acoustic guitars, brooding interludes and in the final song, a haunting spoken word verse. The two songs in the middle are shorter but here especially Seynaeve shines with his harsh shrieking vocals and slow guitar work.

For fans of the genre or Church of Ra output in general this is a welcome addition.

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