Origin: Netherlands
Genres: Doomdeath
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Officium Triste  


Ne Vivam, the 1997 debut from the Dutch band Officium Triste, is a classic example of a perfect, though generic, representation of a genre. In this case, the genre is doomdeath. Officium Triste's style is very slow, dreary, ponderous doom metal overlayed with brutal death metal vocals. The familiar influences here are worth mentioning, such as early Paradise Lost or early My Dying Bride minus the violins. Ne Vivam is adequately arranged and produced, a fine entry in the doomdeath field, but it doesn't stray at all from the confines of said genre, and thus it doesn't stand out as being much different frmo many other albums of this style. It's a fine addition to doomdeath completists, but not of interest to those not into the slower side of metal.

Current Members

Pim Blankenstein

vocals

Bram Bijlhout

guitars

Gerard de Jong

guitars

Lawrence Meyer

bass

Martin Kwakernaak

keyboards

Niels Jordaan

drums

Former Members/Guests

Johan Kwakernaak

guitars

Johan

bass


Discography



Ne Vivam 
1997 Teutonic Ex.
  1. Frozen Tears
  2. Lonesome
  3. A Journey through Lowlands Green
  4. One with the Sea
  5. Dreams of Sorrow
  6. Stardust
  7. Psyche Nullification
  8. The Happy Forest
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Johan
  • Martin Kwakernaak

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



(EP) Split w/ Cold Mourning 
1998 Weeping Willow
  1. Fading Like A Dying Candle
  2. Downfall (Through Veils Of Grey)
  3. Fall Of Life [Cold Mourning]
  4. In The Midst Of Stones [Cold Mourning]
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Johan
  • Martin Kwakernaak




(EP) Roses On My Grave 
1999 To The Gallows
  1. Roses on my Grave
  2. Headstone
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Johan
  • Martin Kwakernaak




The Pathway 
2001 Displeased
  1. Pathway of broken glass
  2. Foul Play
  3. Camouflage
  4. Divinity
  5. Deep down
  6. This is goodbye
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Lawrence Meyer
  • Martin Kwakernaak

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Reason 
2004 Displeased
  1. In Pouring Rain
  2. The Silent Witness
  3. This Inner Twist
  4. The Sun Doesn't Shine Anymore
  5. A Flower In Decay
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Lawrence Meyer
  • Martin Kwakernaak

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Giving Yourself Away 
2007 Displeased
  1. Your Eyes
  2. My Charcoal Heart
  3. Signals
  4. On The Crossroads Of Souls
  5. Inside The Mind
  6. Master Of Your Own Demise
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Johan Kwakernaak
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Lawrence Meyer
  • Martin Kwakernaak

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Charcoal Hearts - 15 Years Of Hurt  COMPILATION
2009 Displeased
  1. No Hope
  2. Divinity (re-recorded)
  3. My Charcoal Heart (acoustic version)
  4. Love Like Blood
  5. Fading Like A Dying Candle
  6. Downfall (Through Veils of Grey)
  7. Intro: Officium Triste part II
  8. Mountains of Depressiveness
  9. Dreams of Sorrow




Mors Viri 
2013 Hammerheart
  1. Your Fall from Grace
  2. Burning All Boats and Bridges
  3. Your Heaven, My Underworld
  4. Interludium
  5. To the Gallows
  6. The Wounded and the Dying
  7. One with the Sea (Part II)
  8. Like Atlas
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • Bram Bijlhout
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Lawrence Meyer
  • Martin Kwakernaak
  • Niels Jordaan


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