donderdag 29 september 2011

Herder – Herder

Herder – Herder
Bertus/Reflections – 2011
Metal, Stoner, Sludge, Doom
Waardering: ***

Groningen is the province of the Netherlands with statistically the most earth tremors of the country. Usually they blame the gas extraction in the region for said fact. I reckon the five gentlemen of Herder could just as easily be responsible. Heavy doomcore, fierce sludge, massive metal and a stoner groove to give everything a good shaking. Think Goatsnake, Neurosis, Crowbar, Kylesa, Eyehategod and High On Fire. Pounding and hurling with voltage arcs to cleave through you at the right moment with a razor-sharp knife. The guys have enough experience in bands like DrDoom, Rush N Attack, Aborted, Omission, Urfaust and The Devil’s Blood to master this art and reduce it to a sublime base. They use that to grease things up with ominous guitar lines, aggressive vocals and drums that hammer the surroundings ever further down below the sea level. Dirty, raw, rough and damn hard. Herder is harder; and every word of that is true!

(And with a fan like this, it has to be a great band...)

1 opmerking:

  1. Yeah! Good stuff; albeit in some moments a bit 'too obvious' maybe?!