Some guys struck gold in the Netherlands together. They found fabled talent and from there sprung the renaissance of Dutch Black Metal. Bands like Laster, Turia en Fluisteraars are at the top of their game and at the top of my favorite bands. When they collide together again to form Nusquama, I'm at the front lines. You can hear all the different styles of respective bands blend together like you would great whiskeys to make a blend. It's a product for the connaisseur and I can't get enough.
De Oord is a short but intense split demonstrating both bands finest work to date. Bleak but groovy riffs supported by menacing blastbeats and spine-chilling screams telling a tales of two rivers. The fact that two rivers can inspire such masterpieces is telling for the creative force in both bands.
It's good that Agalloch's spirit lives on, but as of now Pillorian has the status, but not yet the trackrecord. Expect solid, more aggressive and upfront melo-black in a clear production, but don't expect the eerie melancholic magic of Agalloch just yet,
Black Metal Metal