Damn we just received a new album, I’ve listened to it just one time and I’m instantly feeling ‘Gebroake, Gehange en Gewroake (oh no, that last one might not right), the title is in the Limburgian dialect and means Broken, hanged and Avenged. Why ‘shit’? A while ago I was able to get to see this band and that I did not, stupid stupid stupid, because this is fun.
“Doa is mie land” is a good introduction at once, firm upbeat. And no, I’m really not dyslexic, but the band does in genuine Limburgian. The second track is a strong one, although somewhat more seriously and sung in English. I think, maybe that’s the only downside of the album. With “Do zies mich vannach” the band shows again how folk influences can integrated beautifully into heavy sounding music.
The Hobbit Killer, well what can you say of this song, you simply have to hear this. A song which justifies the English lyrics.
And as the album goes on with strong, beautiful, power folk songs. The songs are varied and go effortlessly from folk to metal, all peppered with delicious folk sounds. As a resting point there are two interludes baked into this disc, in the other songs, you can’t sit still.
As an extra you get on top of this all a cover of “Right round”.
Overall a brilliant album, you really have to have it as a folk metal fan, because Chain of Dogs knows both folk and metal and has Powerrrr.
Oh yeah. Then there was a little note in this package we received, it said: “Sorry it took so long,” yes rub it in :) I’m still recovering from the fact I have been so stupid to skip that concert. Gebroake …. (Broken)
- Doa is mie land
- Good to go
- Doe zies mich vannach
- An ‘t Front
- The Hobbit Killer
- Gebroake, Gehange en Gewroake
- The Way of the Gun
- De Hujjere
- Right round