Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane

8.6 | 38 votes |
Release date: 6 November 2010
Style: Atmospheric doom metal


37 have it
6 want it

01. Verlangen
02. Meer Dan Je Ziet
03. De Zwaarte
04. Een Droom In 6/8
05. Duett

Top 20 albums of 2010: 14

Additional info
Recorded in February - March 2010 at Independent Recordings studio in Utrecht.
Female vocals on 'Duett' by Cecilie Langlie.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Quintijn Verhoef.
All songs and lyrics written by Akelei.
Artwork by Yara Jumelet.

Guest review by
For doom elitists, Akelei needs no introduction. They are beyond doubt, along with Procession, two of the finest legions that the doom army has at its disposal. With their first offering De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane (which roughly means The Burden of the Weathered) the North-Brabant-based Dutch quartet have utterly scorched the last hope for mankind to avoid the sorrowful dirges of despair.

published 24.03.2011 | Comments (7)

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14.01.2013 - 22:35
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Great album. It took a while getting used to the Dutch lyrics (first band I ever listened to with lyrics of my own language), but now I don't have a problem with it anymore. And damn, I love the female vocals on Duett.
03.03.2014 - 16:51
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Excellent doom shit right here. an great debut and I can't wait to hear their next effort.

I don't see why you don't like the vocals array ..
17.03.2014 - 22:24
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Guest on 27.01.2013 at 00:13

The vocals are pretty annoying to be honest. And the music is quite mediocre.

I understand it if you don't like the vocals, whether it's because of them being in Dutch or because they're quite... tame, for a metal band. But calling the music mediocre is just ridiculous. Maybe you dislike doom metal as a whole, but if you enjoy doom metal in general, this is pretty excellent stuff, musically at least.
19.03.2014 - 21:03
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Een Droom In 6/8 Is fucking fantastic by the way, my favorite of the album surely..
07.05.2017 - 20:29
Rating: 8
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Where did those guys disappear? This was such a pleasant debut!
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.

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