Clown Core - Van
Clown Core
Van
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Sep 25

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CiaranHelmink -
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The most enigmatic duo within the fantastic Dutch black metal scene return with their third full-length LP, Bloem. Like all previous Fluisteraars albums, Bloem takes a psychedelic and often surprisingly melodic approach to black metal music. The band expands upon these elements on their latest LP by bringing pianos, tambourines, trumpets, trombones and a meriad of other instruments to the mix in order to create one of the most satisfying listens in modern black metal. Every single track here is ... read more

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