Released: Aug 2012
Label: Hydra Head Records
Limited to 500 vinyl copies, this double album is the third release from the Dutch experimental black metal unit prone to the weirder side of extreme music. With only five tracks that don't so much begin or end as erupt, Verdonkermaan is the final piece of a three-record trilogy that includes Krach and Grond, from 2007 and 2009, respectively. Marked by noise-infected, semi-traditional black metal, the album drifts into super-strange, creepifying territory with the 6-plus minute, whispered "Gnosis Part IV." "Spiral: the Tail Eater" is awesome.