The name sounds Dutch but Woest actually hails from France. Malemort (Your shapeless beauty, Equilibrium, Filthy Charity...), Torve (Hobo Erectus) and Dismas decided to form the band after hanging out in different bands in the French grindcore, crust and metal underground.for several years. With Woest, they combine their experiences in a brutal, chaotic and uncomforting way. The album contains six songs that seem to pick out the darkest and most intense elements of doom, black metal and industrial metal.
With lyrics in French and a continuously haunting sound stand out in today's black metal scene and I can only applaud that. Title track 'La fin de l'ère sauvage' is a creeping, grim piece of music that will send chills down your spine. Other tracks tingle with your level of tolerance and yes, I can only applaud that too. After all, there are people out there that only want to most extreme forms of metal. For them, this album is an absolute must have while for others this might come very close to mental torture.
So, you might be wondering whether I recommend this album or not. Well, I don't think these tracks will often blast through my speakers a lot, certainly not during a friendly family meeting. However, whenever this society and its moronic inhabitants piss me off again, this album WILL blast through my speakers and windows at high volume. For cleansing rituals, this thing is perfectly suited, but beware, this is dark stuff, perhaps even darker than anything you have ever encountered.