Het Gebeente

1. Intrede
2. Argwaan
3. Gebukt
4. Oud en Vet
5. Leeg
6. Uittrede

Jim - all instruments and recording

Licht (2015)


Artwork by Luciana Nedelea

Released 2017-02-07
Reviewed 2017-02-27


Well, another one man black metal project, that’s not something we have seen much of. It is a Belgian man that calls himself Jim that stands for this project, this is his second album and it is called The Bones if you translate the title from Dutch. The first album called Licht was released in 2015, so now two years later we get to deal with this album that has a pretty interesting artwork, unfortunately the artwork is the most redeeming feature of this album.

It is rather typical black metal with an intro and an outro that breaks off from the typical smattering of drums, guitar abuse and growly vocals. The vocals are sort of vanishing deep down in the mix. I don’t think this album offers anything we haven’t heard plenty of times before, a completely typical album of a genre that is quite boring to begin with. And the production is not anything to write home about either, it sounds just like anything else.

I don’t really like this album and the best thing I can really see about it is the things that aren’t black metallish, like the intro and outro. The black metal pieces of this album are rather boring and unimaginative, and not particularly good. Sure, the black metal crowds will probably find it acceptable while the rest of us won’t see any need to bother with this album; at least it is rather short.

In the end I would say that if you are of the black metal crowds you will probably be happy about this little album, the rest of us will be happy never to have heard it. I find it to be a rather dreary album and I am happy to be done with it now – there are just too many albums like this one out there already.




Label: Independent
Three similar bands: Burzum/Wolves In The Throne Room/Altar Of Plagues
Rating: HHHHHHH (2/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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