Terzij de Horde
Genre: black, progressive, doom, hardcore
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This is more than just music. This is a challenge. This is a calling out to those who know that knowledge is of more value than a pose. This is for those to whom questioning, criticising, reflecting are modes of expression. This is raging passion.
Terzij de Horde combine an amalgam of progressive black and doom metal with a rawness and live presence reminiscent of extreme hardcore or chaotic screamo. Throughout their existence, Terzij de Horde has been described as a mix between Khanate, Wolves in the Throne Room and Neil Perry. The band has received widespread international attention and many very positive reviews both of their recorded music and of their explosive live performances.
The 2015 album ‘Self’ focuses on the problem of self, with each track exploring different ways to live or fail to live with self and world, and the struggles these paths and strategies create: the blindness, suffering, desire for release, for the destruction of self and others, and the turning toward or away from life. Self as prison, self as a source of power, self as vessel for manipulation by outside forces, self as shield and as inner world, self as medium for Dionysian rapture, self as something to be overcome. Here, the rage of black metal is paired with a cathartic destruction as well as a contemplative melancholy. Instead of navel gazing or the worship of constructs, Self is analysis forced. A cerebral celebration of liberation at all costs and a requiem for spheres rendered apart.