Friday, October 28, 2011

Wijlen Wij

Cosmic Hearse supporter and friend, Dirk "Dino" Noben is a stand up motherfucker, and hands down my favorite Belgian on the planet (my apologies to Jean-Claude Van Damme and Plastic Bertrand). Over the years Dirk has turned me on to more than a few cool bands (and beers) from his country. The lastest was this masterpiece that so perfectly sated my recent thirst for devastatingly fucked up Funeral Dooooooooooooom. Wijlen Wij (I have no idea how it is pronounced) unleashed this hulking shoggoth of an album in 2007. Spiritually and sonically akin to Esoteric's colossal Epistemological Despondency. My sincerest thanks go out to Dirk and Wijlen Wij for sharing this behemoth.

6 comments:

duif said...

-ij- is a diphthong, kind of like the ai- in "air". Good stuff! Also, drink Tripel Karmeliet, our pride and glory.

Lenart said...

The band's name, Wijlen Wij, is a Flemish play on words, roughly translating as ‘we,deceased’

Dirk 'DiNo' Noben said...

'We, deceased' indeed... And in English it would sound like 'whalen way'.

Bob said...

Reminds me so much of Skepticism...

schly said...

Thanks for this

elmer68 said...

Finally listened to this. So incredibly stark and low-end. Yes it does sound like Skepticism, but this band is great in their own right. Great quality rip, too. Thanks again for sharing great music, Aesop!