Origin: Netherlands  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: January 21, 2020

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

William van Dijk

guitars

Gerard de Jong

guitars

Theo Plaisier

bass

Martin Kwakernaak

keyboards

Niels Jordaan

drums

Former Members/Guests

Johan Kwakernaak

guitars

Bram Bijlhout

guitars

Johan

bass

Lawrence Meyer

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



Split w/ Cold Mourning  EP
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



Roses On My Grave  EP
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



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



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



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



The Death Of Gaia  
2019 Transcending Obscurity
  1. The End Is Nigh
  2. World in Flames
  3. Shackles
  4. A House in a Field in the Eye of the Storm
  5. The Guilt
  6. Just Smoke and Mirrors
  7. Like a Flower in the Desert
  8. Losing Ground
  • Pim Blankenstein
  • William van Dijk
  • Gerard de Jong
  • Theo Plaisier
  • Martin Kwakernaak
  • Niels Jordaan




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