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Berto

Name: Berto Huizinga

Berto My name is Berto Huizinga, born sometime in the previous century and addicted to music, especially the heavier kind. I am currently working as an interim credit manager (for all your cashflow problems), married to Roberta and living as an out-an-out man from Rotterdam in idyllic The Hague. Does not sound as a veritable metal head.

The aforementioned addiction can be contributed to my elder brothers who both had an album in their possession that stood out in their own collection but were appreciated by me at a very early age. The albums were ’Made in Japan’ by Deep Purple and ‘Strong arm of the law’ by Saxon. When I started to buy my own music, it was accompanied by a false start (first album bought was ‘Unmasked’ by Kiss, no further explanation needed) but via Dio, Iron Maiden and later on with Metallica and Slayer I am now at a point where I absorb every available style of metal they come up with and preferably as many styles as possible incorporated in one band, makes it all that easier. If you have trouble labeling the style, chances are I love it. And those styles that are hard to categorize will be reviewed by me in Lords of Metal, to try and give the reader some grip, or some handhold if you will.

Most funny experiences as a metal head? Taking my wife (her favorite music at the time Celine Dion and Janet Jackson) to a Death concert in Nighttown, and she loved it !! And meeting Dream Theater back stage, pretty cool as well.

I lived up to my writing ambitions in the past with another webzine of which the name shall not be mentioned, where I had to quit due to a lack of time, but the urge to write about my favorite music proved to be too big and now I am back with the best in the field.

Contributions this month

Reviews

Horizon Ablaze-The Weight Of A Thousand Suns
Verikalpa-Taistelutahto
Coffin Torture-Dismal Planet
Avslut-Deceptis
Kaoteon-Damnatio Memoriae
Morphcored-Beyond The Kings
Beyond The Styx-Stiigma
Eryn Non Dae.-Abandon Of The Self
Morbosidad-Corona De Epidemia
Formis-Chaozium
Thy Feeble Saviour-And Darkness Fell
Rivers Of Nihill-Where Owls Know My Name
Torture Squad-Far Beyond Existence
Goreworm-The Path To Oblivion
Mors Subita-Into The Pitch Black
Abolishment Of Flesh-The Inhuman Condition
Vomitor-Pestilent Death
Unravel-Eras Of Forfeit
Napalm Death-Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs
Blood Tsunami-Grave Condition
Pripjat-Chain Reaction
Spectral-Neural Correlates Of Hate
Engel-Abandon All Hope
Depravity-Evil Upheaval
Apocrophex-Aeternalis
Galactic Empire-Episode II
Aura Noir-Aura Noire
Casket Feeder-Scalps
Begat The Nephilim-Begat The Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy
Tomb Mold-Manor Of Infinite Form
Marduk-Viktoria
BornBroken-The Years Of Harsh Truths And Little Lies
Carrion-Time To Suffer
Runescarred-We Are
Nasty Surgeons-Infectious Stench
With The End In Sight-Unraveling: Arising
Tunjum-Deidades Del Inframundo
Phantom-Death Epic
Oxygen Destroyer-Bestial Manifestations Of Malevolence And Death
Creatures-II
Acrid-Wonderland
Funeral Mist-Hekatomb
Nachash-Phantasmal Trinunity
Archemoron-Year Of The Harvester
Depths Of Kronos-From The Void
Amoclen-Diagnosis: Grindcore
Druknroll-Unbalanced
Maligner-Attraction To Annihilation
Verano's Dogs-Summoning The Hounds
Archgoat-The Luciferian Crown
Gnosis-The Offering Of Seven
Orkan-Element
Valdrin-Two Carrion Talismans
Walking Dead On Broadway-Dead Era
Bloodtruth-Martyrium
Vola-Applause Of A Distant Crowd
Absolution-Confessions Of The Iniquitous
Anaal Nathrakh-A New Kind Of Horror
Hate Eternal-Upon Desolate Sands
Paranoid-Heavy Mental Fuck-Up
Thron-Abysmal
Faanjefjell-Dovrefall
Festerday-Cadaveric Virginity
Godskill-The Gatherer Of Fear And Blood
Serocs-The Phobos / Deimos Suite
Embryonic Cells-Horizon
Voodus-Into The Wild
Deathrite-Nightmares Reign
Dysylumn-Occultation
Insight After Doomsday-Events Of Misery
Siniestro-Arctic Blood
Vidres A La Sang-Set De Sang
Zapruder-Zapruder
Methedras-The Ventriloquist