Fluisteraars & Turia – De Oord (2018) 10

Genre: Black Metal
Rating: 10

Track List:
1. Oeverloos (Fluisteraars) 14:48
2. Aan den Golven der Aarde Geofferd (Turia) 17:58

Both hailing from Gelderland, a more densely forested area of the Netherlands, the bands take inspiration from the regions’ history and their natural surroundings. Conceptually, the album deals with the two primary rivers, the Waal and the Rhine, that mark the area around Arnhem and Nijmegen, their respective hometowns. Highlighting the bonds forged between both bands, the record is called De Oord, an old Dutch word designating the area where two rivers meet. In keeping with the theme of the two rivers symbolically meeting, the bands recorded and produced their respective sides together simultaneously at Klaverland Studio: a recording studio in a nature reserve, where the Rhine enters the Netherlands, and splits into the Nederrijn and the Waal.

This is my introduction to both of these bands and I’m very impressed. Cool concept, executed flawlessly. I think I’d rather be on the first river, the second one sounds dangerous.

Sample here.

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