OFFICIUM TRISTE Pim Blankenstein Interviewed On TMB Metal Messiah Radio International Feb 8 2020

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The Netherland’s Officium Triste stands as somewhat of a surprisingly unconventional outfit in today’s death metal arena. With their longwinded compositions comprised of abundant atmospheric energy, low pitched vocals, high strung melodies and doomy song structure, it is little wonder that this Rotterdam-based six piece band has gained so much traction in the decades since their mid 1990s inception as a studio project. A longstanding career and discography under their belt.

Integrantes del grupo
Pim Blankenstein – Vocals
William van Dijk – Guitars
Gerard de Jong – Guitars
Martin Kwakernaak – Synths (formerly Drums too)
Niels Jordaan – Drums
Theo Plaisier – Bass

The band six full length album was released on December 13th 2019 via the Indian Transcending Obscurity Records, Pim I like to congratulate you for such a awesome album which all ready regards its released date has occupied a very distinguish position on our top 30 of best Dark Album of 2019.

1. The End Is Nigh
2. World in Flames
3. Shackles
4. A House in a Field in the Eye of the Storm
5. The Guilt
6. Just Smoke and Mirrors
7. Like a Flower in the Desert
8. Losing Ground
Total Playing Time: 56:02

“OFFICIUM TRISTE” newest album really is an eventful and at the same time, relaxing and sometimes distressing journey into the earthly struggles and inherent pessimism of mankind. The lyrical and musical content on The Death of Gaia delivers clashing riffs and melodies, dark and low pitched growling vocals, occasional shifts in tempo and tone, unconventional doomy song progressions, choir-like undertones, steady pace, mixed atmosphere and the like. There’s just so much to enjoy about this album in general that I’d highly recommend this one to fans of gloomy ambiance, blackened riffs, doom substances in between, death metal vox, stuff like November’s Doom as well as oldschool Agalloch if you remember them, etc.

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