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.Back to reviews overview
I really had to laugh about the word ‘Cascadian’. Cascadia is an area in the USA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_%28independence_movement%29) . So bands from that area can be named as Cascadian Black Metal (WittR, Fauna, Agalloch etc). How the hell can a Belgium band be named the same?
Apparantly the region has turned into a genre. It is mentioned on the promosheet and I’ve seen other bands use it too.
Seriously? That is pretty retarded.
Maurice, thank you!
NYHC is also known for giving bands a label who are not residents from New York right?