Terzij de Horde
TERZIJ DE HORDE have always tried to not limit themselves by genres per se. Over the years, there have always been elements of black metal, progressive doom, chaotic screamo and extreme hardcore, but they have never felt as clear, singular elements. Rather, they are combined in a visceral, raw, honest emotional torrent; a combination which mimics the live shows as well.
After the release of ‘Self’ in 2015, it is now time for ‘In One of These, I am your Enemy’. The band’s sound used to be described as a mixture of bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Kickback, Khanate and Neil Perry. Seemingly similar in approach to bands as Bosse de Nage, Laster and Woe, the last five years have however seen the band being named more and more as a unique stalwart of Dutch black metal, with a sound and a live show that are incomparable. The band has received widespread international attention and many highly positive reviews both of their recorded music and of their explosive live performances.
Self’ offered different explorations of the shaping, colonizing, destruction and transcendence of the individual self. ‘In One of These, I Am Your Enemy’ explores how entire worlds are created and destroyed- how a self in power can shape, dominate, and discard collective realities. Who wields the politics of death? Who decides what is considered human life?
The basis on which power is construed and divided is faulty in and of itself. It will result in a confrontation, and what will happen then? We see the clashing of realities, we walk the spaces between worlds, and find new possibilities and energies to feed resistance and revolution.