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Dodenkrocht (2006+)

Dodenkrocht - Zwijgend als het graf

Dodenkrocht - Zwijgend als het graf

Zwijgend als het graf

demo TAPE / CD 2007

1: Memento mori
2: Automortagraphy
3: Geestverscheyn
4: Voices of the Unknown Dead
5: Weeklaag van de wind
6: Dodenkrocht
7: As Silent as the Grave

T (instruments, vocals)
- a.k.a. Terger, alias of Stijn

Dodenkrocht - Malebolge Opens Malebolge Opens

demo CD 2011

1: Intro
2: Bloodworship
3: Light of the Martyr
4: A Throne Above
5: Malebolge Opens
6: Revelations of the Morning Star
7: Entity
8: Seance

T (drums, guitars)
S (bass)
- alias of Anouk Verwers
J (vocals)
- alias of Jan Bieseman

Review: In the summer of 2011 I received Dodenkrocht's CD Malebolge Opens for review, a self released beautifully digipacked debut album containing eight tracks (of which two are bonus... Digipack only? CD only? Promo only? That's not really clear...). I promised to review it a.s.a.p., but of course it took me a while longer. That won't cancel out the fact that this release is really good! The production is dark and takes me back to the days I first heard Abigor's best one, Nachthymnen, although this is a bit more brooding and 'intimate'. That must have something to do with the drums that are mixed down a bit to give way to the clear sounding guitars and a humming bass guitar. The vocals sound good and varied, but - to my tastes - lean just a little too much on death metal grunts. The music on the album has enough variations in tempo to keep the attention (lots of double-bass kicks), and both the fast and the slow parts are performed very proficient. Some of the riffs I hear are not the most original, but their careful placement into the songstructures makes up for this; they are often combined with ones that are original. There are lots of classical and atmospherical interludes that do justice to the band. I am really glad this band decided to send me their album. Dodenkrocht is one of those few bands that really deserves to be picked up by a label, but they have created high expectations for its future releases.

Source: NLBMe Exclusive, November 2011.

Dodenkrocht - Misery Chords Misery Chords

demo CD 2012
LP 2013 re-release
by The Ritual Productions

1: Devoid
2: Voices of the Unknown Dead
3: Wake the Dead
4: Lifeless Lies the Desolate Land
- Manes cover

Terger (drums, studio guitars)
S (bass)
J (vocals)
H (guitars)
W (guitars)
- alias of Wolf Josten

Review: After the promising Malebolge Opens, this band had to deliver something that could live up to that debut release. On Misery Chords the choice has been made to change the implied doomy slowness into real doomy black metal - most of the tracks are slow. The sound is still dark and echoing, and the atmosphere is still very much present, although the constant high tremolo guitar sometimes brings the whole into shoegaze-territory. This album is both different and the same compared to Malebolge, which makes this one quite enjoyable.

Source: NLBMe exclusive, July 2018.

Dodenkrocht - A Veneration of the Dead A Veneration of the Dead - Haunting Baroeg Rotterdam April 4th MMXV

live TAPE 2015 by Heidens Hart Records (limited to 100 copies)

1: Intro
2: Barrow Ghost
3: Voices of the Unknown Dead
4: Lifeless Lies the Desolate Land
- Manes cover
5: Devoid
6: A Throne Above

Dodenkrocht - Flesh Tones Flesh Tones

demo CD 2016 (limited to 100 copies)

1: Exalted: The Snake in the Flesh
2: Barrow Ghosts
3: The Silence Beyond
4: The Graves of the Nameless
5: Death Messiah
6: Nighttime Procession

Review: After several albums of doomy echoing black by Dodenkrocht, it was both good and disappointing to hear this band still clinging to the same black branches of metal. All the albums I’ve heard could be part of one enormous recording session. Some of the most welcome parts are the uptempo parts (not those with the ongoing double bass) of tracks like Barrow Ghosts or The Graves of the Nameless, although the speed is only upped by the drums. The guitar riffs remain slow and dragging. At the same time there is respect: one should not give up its trademarks too easily!

Source: NLBMe exclusive, July 2018.

Dodenkrocht - Spiritvs Satvrni Spiritvs Satvrni

demo DOWNLOAD 2016 on Bandcamp

1: Spiritvs Satvrni


compilation 4-TAPE 2018 by Zwaertgevegt (limited to 36 copies; including patch, sticker, bag)

TAPE 1 contains Malebolge Opens
TAPE 2 contains Misery Chords
TAPE 3 contains Flesh Tones

TAPE 4: Abyss
1: Ultima aria
2: Sons of Cain

Dodenkrocht - Malebolge Opens MMXVIII Malebolge Opens MMXVIII

demo CD 2019

1: Blood Worship
2: Light of the Martyr
3: A Throne Above

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