Vetrar Dragurin: Subtle details in melody and atmosphere -
Voorburg is considered to be the oldest city in The Netherlands and celebrated its 2000th year of existence in 1988. Undoubtedly much younger is the Voorburg band Vetrar Draugurinn. The band was formed around song writer and guitar player Eric Hazebroek from the band Stream Of Passion. Vetrar Draugurinn show casing his unique style of incorporating melancholic melodies with heavy, down tuned riffs and his eye for subtle detail and diversity. After Stream Of Passion’s demise in 2016 Hazebroek needed a new challenge to continue. The title track Hinterland, With Hinterland the band spread their progressive, melancholic doom metal over the vast wastelands of the current metal scene, bringing from heavy, 8 string guitar driven doom metal to fragile and atmospheric outburst of emotions. With the soothing vocals of Marjan Welman (Autumn) at the helm, the song writing and unique style of guitarist Eric Hazebroek, the powerful drums of Jim v/d Kerkhof (ex-All For Nothing), the heaviness that is guitarist Thomas Cochrane (Hologram Earth), and the 6 strings of bass of Arjan Heijden (ex-Manifest). The album shows there’s more diversity and honesty to be found when musicians don’t aim to please but aim to create beautiful music. The track I [...]