Dool is still a fairly new band with band members reflecting the best Dutch dark rock/metal has in the offer. Each of the five guys has a proven track record in rock and combining forces leads to this powerful dark rock outfit. Some intensive live shows and an excellent debut where the pillars to date for a fast growing fan base.
I had the chance to witness one of the first Dool shows in March this year, which was a great experience. Based on that, the level of curiosity was rising the moment the band announced some NL shows in late autumn. One of these concerts took place at Paard Van Troje in Den Haag. The show was announced at the smaller of the two rooms with Dutch Wolvennest being the ones who got the support slot.
Before Ryanne van Dorst and Co. entered the stage for another impressive concert it was up to Wolvennest to get folks into the right mood. The sextet did their best and managed to drag already quite some people into the room. 30 minutes of dark ambient noise rock filled the venue. Three guitars delivered some mighty riff power, introduced and ended by some spoken words of the 'faceless' monk.
After a quickly done stage remodeling Dool started into the night with a short intro and "The Alpha". The Rotterdam-based powerhouse didn't waste any time. These guys have been present with the first tone played, leading to an almost 90 minutes shows that was even better than the March one. Dool gained experience over time. The density of Dool's sound was already striking in March and the fact that the guys played quite some concerts from then till now even intensified a Dool live set. Folks welcomed and enjoyed every minute of the show, a concert that included with "Love Like Blood" an superb cover version of the Killing Joke classic.
Time was flying and after 1 1/2 hours it was "Oweynagat" that ended one of the best concerts this year. Dool's music is made for smaller venues, kept in dark. Such an ambient supports the gloomy basic mood that is weaved into each of the tracks. Dool is far more than just a shooting star. These guys came to stay and the Den Haag show was another step on an exciting journey into darkness.
- The Alpha
- Golden Serpents
- God Particle
- In Her Darkest Hour
- Well's Run Dry
- The Death of Love
- She Goat
- Love Like Blood (Killing Joke cover)
Location: Paard Van Troje, Den Haag, The Netherlands