Perhaps the combination of heavy rock with Dutch vocals might sound strange for some people, but not to me. Opener 'Gouden Kooi' somewhat reminds me of a blend between AmenRa and Aroma Di Amore. The latter would often return since vocalist Fons sounds a bit similar to Elvis Peeters, even the vocal lines feel similar. I think that's a compliment, I really like Aroma Di Amore and I definitely like these songs.
'Gruis' is a bit more radio-friendly but nonetheless a strong song, possibly my favorite on this ep. Deftones come to mind, another positive reference. The only song I don't really like, is 'Brood & Spelen' but I guess that is simply personal taste. Techically, this one is perfectly fine, just not as catchy and immersive as the others. Luckily, Muddler closes with another great track in 'Beton', a possible single, destined to reach 'De Afrekening' (a listeners-choice chart on Studio Brussel).
What I like most about this ep, is the fact that Muddler seems to be one of those bands who give Dutch (or Flemish) music an added value, much like bands like Aroma Di Amore, Gorki, Noordkaap and Arbeid Adelt have been doing over the years, only heavier. They give our native language a sense of "serieux" and add some captivating music to it. I think it's time Muddler gets some attention from magazines like Humo and radio stations like Studio Brussel. And from you!