Roel de Haan : Erdve is a new Lithuanian band and ‘Vaitojimas’ is their first album. Erdve plays an interesting mix between hardcore, sludge and black metal. Erdve’s music is intense, heavy and massive. The guitars are smothering the listener in a wall of sound, the vocals are almost barking its agony into space and the drums pound away like there is no tomorrow. However, Erdve’s music isn’t depraved of intellect. Far from it. The scarce moments of tranquillity and the faint but noticeable black metal influences create contrasts and breathing space. Erdve are probably best suitable for fans of Celeste, Entropia and Au-Dessus. And Erdve holds their ground well in between those names. Recommended.