You probably will have noticed we don’t limit ourselves to reviewing stuff that is new, as fresh as a virgin’s arse after her Sunday morning bathing session. It’s absolutely impossible to keep track of all the Metal that is released over time, and so it is only logical that we miss out on the release of oceans full of high quality material. As a result, we more than regularly discover superb new – for us – stuff, by bands we didn’t know yet, that are already “old”. That’s to say, not crispy fuckin’ new.
Herfst, or H e r f s † as they tend to write it themselves, is from Belgium, and their name simply means Autumn in Dutch. Their release Necrotica is exactly such an album that we missed when it first came to the market, but to which our attention was pointed at a later moment.
We got into contact with Bram van Cauter, lead guitarist since the band’s formation in 1999, and he told us “H e r f s † functions in a dim, moist, grim and frostbitten subterranean realm of Black/Dark/Death Metal”. He also called The Baboon a “funky monkey”. It doesn’t take much more to get our attention.