Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Post Metal From The North Of The Netherlands.

Wow! This is a surprising great promo EP by the Dutch Post Metal band Ortega. This EP contains three songs, there all great. But the song I love the most is The Siren. It's epic, atmospheric, melancholic and raw! I don't want to spend more words on this one, just listen and judge for yourself! Enjoy!

Ortega is a four-piece Post Metal collective from The North of The Netherlands. The band started in 2007 and was created by Richard (No Consent, Sunneater), together with Alex Loots, Frank de Boer(Noir), and Sven Jurgens(That Sunday Smell). After the breakup of a previous band called Wrong End, Richard decided to start his own band. After jamming in an attic for about half a year, The members moved to a rehearsel room to write a full live set.

Four men tell a tale of the sea wich is told in a broad and visual manner. the sound is best described as Dark Post-Metal balanced with spheric soundscapes together with slow and heavy riffs.

After their debut concert in 2008, The band went in the studio for the recording of their first album “1634”. The album was recorded and mixed by JB van der Wal (Dr Doom, Aborted), wich is also known for his work for Asunder, Blood I Bleed, Captain Your Ship is Sinking, Dr Doom, Don’t Mention The War, Escadron, Elexorien, Existence Denied, Grinding Halt, Greyline, Omission, Samaritan, Toxocara and The Hunger

After several months of recording, mixing and mastering a beautiful conceptalbum came out.

The release date for “1634” is January 7th 2010.

(From MySpace)

Ortega - Promo (2009)

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