Over the next few weeks we’d like to show you which bands influenced Crimson Falls with some new playlists on our Spotify account! Each Crimson Falls band member will present a playlist with his personal, all-time favorite songs. Songs that inspired us to do what we do in & with Crimson Falls.
First up is our singer Wim. 14 tracks that made this madman who he is today. For a little word from Wim about each song; check the accompanying blog post!
Listen, enjoy & feel free to comment!
1. CONGRESS – THE OTHER CHEEK
Together with Liar; the greatest hardcore/metalcore band Belgium has ever known. Back in the days this was so evil (the bass player with blood running from his arms in the cd-booklet). It was hardcore but possessed by the devil or something! They build the biggest scene Belgium has ever known, the H8000 Crew. When I was a teenager I followed them wherever they played. Check their album ‘Blackened Persistence’ as well!
2. VITALITY – SLAUGHTERCHAMBER
This band made me go crazy over hardcore. They were also the first H8000 band I saw. They had a song on which the lyrics weren’t ready yet; so they asked the crowd if anyone wanted to sing on this song. I volunteered and it was an amazing experience; my first live show on stage! After the show they came up to me and said I had a really great voice. So a while later I started my first H8000 band; Legion. We became great friends with Vitality over the years
3. MORDA – FORSAKEN
This song is taken from the album ‘Azerion’. I love that album, very easy-listening, cool melodies, poppy even in a certain way but still heavy enough for a metal fan!
4. ABORTED – SEA OF CARTILAGE
This song is taken from my favorite Aborted album. They have many awesome albums, but to me, this one beats them all; love it!! Sven from Aborted has always been a big inspiration to me, so we were honored to have him scream along on ‘Controle Alt Delete’; a song on our debut full cd.
5. DIMMU BORGIR – THE INSIGHT AND THE CATHARSIS
I remember going to Dynamo Open Air together with Minx (Flatcat, Legion) to see Congress. That’s when we first heard about Dimmu Borgir; who were playing as well. I was sold immediately; damn. Fast, evil and epic synths! Dimmu Borgir is still my favorite Black Metal band together with Cradle Of Filth & Dissection.
6. CRADLE OF FILTH – CRUELTY BROUGHT THEE ORCHIDS
This album, oh my god, the filthiest voice I had ever heard! Awesome!!! Together with the guitar-melodies and Nic Barker’s awesome drumming this makes this cd an epic album.
7. AT THE GATES – SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL
This album changed the whole metal & metalcore scene. They were an inspiration to so many bands including Crimson Falls and my own singing style.
8. MASSIVE ATTACK – SAFE FROM HARM
I love this band; all their albums in fact, especially their very dark sound. I chose this song because of the threatening bass line in the beginning. I’ve always been inspired by this band which will be more apparent on our next full cd; so watch out for that!
9. IN-QUEST – SCORCHED
The first time I saw this band I was totally blown away. They are an incredible tight band with awesome technical skills. They were a big inspiration to me in the beginning of Crimson Falls
10. WHITECHAPEL – SECTION 8
One of my favorite bands; they have it all! Very good song writing, heavy, fast, awesome grooves … too much to go on, just check it out! A big inspiration to Crimson Falls.
11. ALL SHALL PERISH – ERADICATION
They put deathcore on the map. We played with them a few times, awesome! I repeat: awesome!!! 😉 I like everything about this band; they have all the good ingredients; great vocals, fast, melodic and fucking heavy moshing!
12. AS THEY BURN – PSYCHOACTIVE GREEN FAIRY
A newer band from France We played with them a few times; awesome guys! It’s a very tight band live, nice grooves, very cool sound, be sure to check them out! When I first saw this band playing I told myself: this band is gonna be mayor. A little while later they’re signed to Victory Records and they are preparing themselves to go on tour with Job For A Cowboy! How cool is that?
13. SMASHED FACE – ARCHITECTS OF A NEW AEON
Awesome band from the Czech Republic. We played with this band a few times; we always had a blast and what a band!!! The vocals from this band are incredible; be sure to check them out! We’ll try to bring them back to Belgium later this year to play some shows with us. Get in touch if you want to book this package!
14. HACKTIVIST – COLD SHOULDERS
A band I just start listening to; I love their heavy grooves together with the rapping. I’ve always been a fan of rap mixed with metal/hardcore music. I’m thinking of cd’s like Judgement Night, Body Count, Rage Against The Machine, Limp Bizkit, Beasty Boys, Public Enemy with Anthrax, etc… So if you’re a fan of this kind of music; make sure to check them out!