Revolutionary Dutch DM that utilizes groove licks and mid-tempo rhythm
‘In the Name of the Father’ was originally released in 1999 through Spitzenburg, and now, a year later, sees a US release through Pavement. I never quite understood why this band wasn’t highly courted by the likes of Nuclear Blast, Century Media or Relapse considering their appreciable amount of high quality releases. Perhaps the Displeased Records deal was very firm for the previous three records. Regardless, the group have evolved from brain-dead death metal to this revolutionary new style that is something akin to a frost-giant Pantera. “God Damn You” and “Walhalla Express” are my new “go to” songs for instant aggression and rage. Both cuts are absolutely pulverizing with titanic grooves spaced apart but connected with the vicious double bass. The whole record is fluent with tenacious beats that are set mid-tempo and built on concrete blocks of chugging riffs and Kelder’s blasphemy. Skillful and prevalent, this album improves the sounds of ‘Provoke’ and carries the band into top tier billing.