Sunday, November 13, 2016

Orewoet - Afrodisiacum der vroomheid Review

1. Prodigious fascination of enshrouded darkness
2. Feeding the ocean with blood
3. Hoor, de kraaienmars wordt reeds geblazen
4. De begeerte voorbij
5. Earless for divine intervention

Rating: 8/10

---Afrodisiacum der vroomheid---

Hailing from The Netherlands Orewoet finally graces us with their first release in Afrodisiacum der vroomheid. The trio of Tiu, Carchost, and Lafawaijn surely display their high magnitude of musical talents on this debut EP.  Orewoet is no gimmicks or anything, they are there to create pure black metal bliss to the ears of the listeners.  Their music can be described in the old ways of black metal and create nothing but powerful and emotional destructive chaos.

Afrodisiacum der vroomheid brings forth five tracks of aggressive primitive black metal.  The guitars strum of powerful and melodic destruction.  Starting with the first track, Prodigious fascination of enshrouded darkness, the music will have you engulfed into a torment of chaotic melody.  Definitely a good opening track as it entices the listener of what is to come.  Feeding the ocean with blood surely brings forth that primitive black metal sound and with a hint of grooviness but not much. Really enjoyed the various tempo changes through out the track.  Again, the guitars will engulf you with its chaotic and melodic beauty in this track as well. Definitely a favorite track of mine. Next up,  Hoor, de kraaienmars wordt reeds geblazen, the bands continues with their already awesome and powerful melodies but throw in some nice audible bass lines throughout the track. The bass part definitely resonates well with the drums and guitars creating one blasphemic track. The drums are my favorite here with its technicality but lets not they say that they don't get bombastic at all on any of the other tracks. Very well done song. De begeerte voorbij is a one track that is definitely a bit darker in sound but still the band does their best to keep you on par with their music especially towards the end with the epic vibrations.  Back to a more primitive approach, Earless for divine intervention, closes the EP with a more mid tempo beat of destruction.  The guitars take a slight turn with a more darker and aggressive sound. Don't worry the band still manages to capture the listener with their various guitar strums but at an old school level. This is how black metal should be done.

Overall, Afrodisiacum der vroomheid, is the perfect debut for this trio from The Netherlands.  They manage to suck the life out your unholy soul with their creative dark and melodic art.  I can't say I have heard some good Dutch metal in a while but with Orewoet, this is not the case.  This band has the talent to continue to bless us with their destructive sound.  Fans of Horna, Behexen, and Satanic Warmaster are sure to enjoy this EP.  Looking forward to see what's next for these guys. They have a great future if they keep doing what they are doing.

---Review by Freddy Garcia---

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