Pim B. : When your musical preferences aren’t limited to metal in all its forms you have to make decisions. Listening to everything that is released is impossible. When it comes to black metal I really try to find the best bits. Wiegedood is one of those bits.
The debut ’De Doden Hebben Het Goed’ impressed. And this also applies to the follow-up ’De Doden Hebben Het Goed II’. The trilogy by this Belgian trio is now rounded off by ‘De Doden Hebben Het Goed III’. The fact this band, with members of Amenra, Hessian and Oathbreaker (all part of the Church Of Ra collective), impresses also was noticed by Century Media who have released this new album. An album, together with its two predecessors, that should be seen as one entity. An entity dedicated to a good friend of drummer Wim Coppers, Florent Pevée who passed away too young. To me the concept is just right. The albums titles, the cover art and four songs on each. It remains to be seen if this will also be the end. Hopefully not, as these guys know how to make some great music. The black metal is clearly inspired by the 90s Scandinavian sound. On the debut you could hear comparisons to Wolves In The Throne Room. On this last one I hear a bit of Emperor. But who cares about comparisons. Classy music like this simply has to be heard.