Opener 'Ontzieling' is a harsh, scathing piece of black metal, driving on an almost inhuman tempo and a gnawing sound. 'Cataract' seems to take a different turn, being slower, more immersive, at least for a while. For fans of acts like Wolves In The Throne Room, Altar Of Plagues and so on, these two songs alone should be more than enough to convince you. But, there are two more to come and they're equally impressive.
Fact is, the band wrote and recorded this album while mostly on the road. They have been touring Europe excessively, which made the band a bigger part of their lives than they probably expected. In a way, they lived Wiegedood, something you can definitely hear on this album. It sounds organic, chaotic but coherent. The song 'De Doden Hebben Het Goed II' perfectly showcases that. I can't but help think that the hurdy-gurdy in the beginning is CHVE's influence on this album.
Anyway, if you're a black metal fan, you should already have pre-ordered this album. Like pretty much every outlet from members of The Church Of Ra, this is a high quality release and an absolute must-have in its genre. Obviously this comes highly recommended and that's not because Wiegedood are my fellow-countrymen. Nope, it is because this album is horribly awesome.