Label: Consouling Sounds
Five years since reforming, Dutch four-piece Kludde have finally offered new music to the world. Eleven years have passed since they last released a record, 2008’s In den Vergetelheid, during which time whole new styles of black metal have been spat into existence and become established scenes in their own right, with all the rise and fall in quality and popularity that brings. Not that you’d necessarily know such time has passed from listening to new album In de Kwelm. This is the kind of black metal that could have been recorded at any point since the mid-90’s – it’s not so much influenced by the second wave , so much as it sounds like a lost record from that time unearthed and given a modern production.