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Review from Deaf Sparrow

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, May 13, 2019, In : English 
From: Deaf Sparrow
Published: May 10, 2019 

Now here's a guy who knows exactly what he's about all...the...time. Honestly not sure I do, however. Look at that cover by Polish tatoo artist Kuba Kujawa. Seriously look at it. Do you know what's going on there? You might think so at first. Now the band name, Omgeving, is Dutch for "surroundings" and this is the type of album that will certainly surround you in every way possible, but it doesn't seem that way at first, to be honest. To ...

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Review from Sic Maggot Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, March 31, 2019, In : English 
From: Sic Maggot
Published: March 19, 2019 

Things from the Canadian publishing house Hypnotic Dirge Records I liked quite a while. Gradually, however, the taste has fallen, and recently, the newly released recordings of this otherwise rather sympathetic company I only rarely listen. I decided to fix it at least a bit through the debut "Wijde wijdte" of the Dutch project Omgeving . The genre box of post-black / doom metal looks quite repulsive, but the albums seemed pretty good to ...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 16, 2019, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: March 14, 2019

Instrumental albums and artists used to really bug me, I can’t quite put my finger on why they just did. Perhaps it was the fact that I didn’t have much time or care for more progressive sounds, or maybe it was because I felt as if it was lacking something. Whatever the case may be I have since grown up shall we say and now fully embrace a whole range of genres that are often pretty firmly rooted in the instrumental field. Give me anyt...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: January 17, 2019

Omgeving is an experimental project from Franck Johanson (of the thrash band Distillator) that attempts to do a number of different things and combine them into a fluid experience. Being on the Hypnotic Dirge label, one can already imagine that the album is going to be something different and off the beaten path (as well as bring in some gloom of some sort). None of those assumptions are incorrect, and Omgeving manages to provide a un...

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Review from Metal Addicts

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, In : English 
From: Metal Addicts
Published: December 16, 2018

No, not in a zillion years I would tell that Metal music would take this path. No way in hell. In  fact, this “Wijde Wijdte” isn’t the first album which features some instrumentals tunes with lots of incidental noises and effects. However, when you come to think, Metal has always done things to amaze and surprise us , hasn’t it?

I know, you are about to tell me that this trend in Metal isn’t that new. Okay, I get it. But, fo...

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Review from Pure Grain Audio

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, In : English 
From: Pure Grain Audio
Published: December 10, 2018

Within metal - particularly the atmospheric side - we’ve seen explorations of space, nature, and all things in between. We’ve seen artists experiment with multiple styles and influences and infusing them with space and the unknown - for instance, Midnight Odyssey and Mesarthim, who focus on cosmic soundscapes in their music. Franck Johanson, a Dutch multi-instrumentalist, has brought forth a new project in this realm – Omgev...

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Review from Cadaver Garden

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 18, 2018, In : English 
From: Cadaver Garden
Published: November 18, 2018

Boiling down numerous genres to create something all together atmospheric, heavy and gripping is Omgeving. This experimental band incorporates the likes of doom, sludge, rock, black metal and ambient to provide you with a compelling and enveloping sound. Wijde Wijdte is an instrumental record that comes complete with eight tracks of gripping and mind warping metal. From beginning to end you fall deeper and deeper in to the darkened ...

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Review from Occult Black Metal Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 18, 2018, In : English 
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: November 12, 2018

Omgeving are a solo project from the Netherlands that plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Wijde Wijdte" which will be released in December by Hypnotic Dirge Records.

A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric sounding synths while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them  as well as the slower sections of the songs  also a...

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 Released: December 6, 2018
300 Copies
Genre: Blackened Metal / Space Rock