The Committee - Holodomor (demo) out on 20/04/2013

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Post by Vladimir TC » Wed July 17th, 2013, 3:45 pm

New review from Brutalism.com:

The Committee is a collaboration of blackened doom artists from different countries that have set out of create a diverse, crushing sound that brings awareness both lyrically and instrumentally.
Focusing on themes like history, their debut demo "Holodomor" is brief, but full of epic sounding tracks.
The opening 'Utopian Deception' starts the album off with a powerful insturmental that definitely lives up to the doom metal side, but the black metal hits once 'Katherine's Chant' comes forth.
This is pretty much the staple sound for the group with the fuzzy tremolo picking, faded vocals and plodding drums.
There isn't much variety here between the riffs as the tracks progress,
but the quality is certainly hypnotic and will live up to most doom/ depressive black metal expectations.
The closing 'Not Our Revolution' features a good length of quiet before giving way to the easter egg hidden near the end that features chanting and singing but most fans may feel that the wait wasn't worth the gift.
Still, this small offering of crushing music has potential that could evolve into more if The Committee provides more music with longer pieces and perhaps even more various instrumentations-
the choirs near the end of the last track were excellent and could have been used more in mix with the music itself.

http://www.brutalism.com/content/the-co ... -holodomor
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Post by Vladimir TC » Tue July 23rd, 2013, 5:29 pm

New video online!


A fast song from the "Holodomor" demo.
Check it via:

The Committee - Not Our Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTVCTl1X8XY



The Committee would also like to introduce you the first official website:
Check it via: http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/
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Post by Vladimir TC » Mon August 12th, 2013, 10:35 am

Today we are proud to announce the arrival of our limited edition pins for our fans.

Check out the merchandise page on our site: http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/purc ... ittee.html

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And a new review from powermetal.de:

Atmosphärische schwarzmetallische Klänge mit einem Blick in die sowjetische Seele.

Aus Belgien ist uns die erste Demo-CD einer multinationalen Band namens THE COMMITTEE ins Haus geflattert, deren Mitglieder serbischer, ungarischer, russischer, französischer und niederländischer Abstammung sind, und die keine Berührungsängste mit totalitärer Ästhetik zu haben scheinen. Denn auf dem Artwork prangt die heroische Büste des Josef Stalin, die Bandinsignien erinnern an die Sowjetunion und das Album ist nach einer völkermörderischen Hungersnot in der Ukraine benannt. Soll hier also quasi ein Gegenentwurf zum Schwarzmetall vom rechten Rande zelebriert und der stalinistischen Diktatur gehuldigt werden?

Nun, die Band bestreitet dies und sieht sich als unpolitisch. Die Geschichte werde von den Siegern geschrieben und die Band wolle den Toten eine Stimme geben, vorliegend den geplagten und unterworfenen slawischen Völkern. Die Erklärung klingt plausibel, denn die Band bezieht in Interviews und auf ihren Internetpräsenzen auf durchaus reflektierte und auch kritische Positionen, so dass ich für politisch korrekte Anwandlungen vorliegend keinen Raum und keine Not sehe.

Daher wollen wir uns der Musik zuwenden, welche einen klaren schwarzmetallischen Schwerpunkt hat, diesen jedoch mit deutlich spürbaren doomigen Momenten verfeinert. So könnte der instrumentale Opener 'Utopian Deception' auch wunderbar zu einer Funeral-Doom-Scheibe passen. Der folgende Neunminüter 'Katherine's Chant', der sich auf die berüchtigten Katjusha-Raketen der Roten Armee bezieht, deren Werfer diesseits der Front als Stalinorgeln bekannt waren, zeigt dann die ganze Klasse der Band. Melancholischer, dabei aber sehr traditionell ausgerichteter und eingängiger Black Metal singt das kalte Lied der Taiga, flicht dabei zunächst ganz dezent slawische Folklore ein, um letztlich in das bekannte russische Volkslied 'Katjusha' zu münden.

Dieser dramatische Paukenschlag lässt sich schwerlich übertreffen, doch die Band versteht es, das Niveau hoch und die Spannungskurve stabil zu halten. Das Titelstück 'Holodomor' gibt sich programmatisch hoffnungsloser und marternder, doch auch hier bewegen wir uns in einem absolut klassisch-schwarzmetallischen Bereich, der von flirrendem Gitarrenstrumming, rauem, verhalltem, hintergründigem Gesang und stoischem Schlagzeug lebt und im elegisch-majestätischen Midtempo dahin schreitet. Zum Ende hin wird dann mit 'Not Our Revolution' auch noch das Tempo merklich angezogen, wodurch der (durch einige Minuten Stille zweigeteilte) Viertelstünder eine weitere überzeugende Seite der Band offenbart und am Ende in einem Outro mit massiven Blechbläsern und russischen Chören endet, welche aus einem sowjetischen Film der stalinistischen Ära stammen könnten.

Auf EP-Länge kann diese Band jedenfalls musikalisch auf ganzer Linie überzeugen, wobei das russische Element sehr präsent ist und vor dem inneren Auge die weiten der Taiga ebenso aufflackern lässt wie alte Kriegsberichte von der Ostfront. Damit fängt die Band wohl genau die Atmosphäre ein, welche ihr vorschwebte. Defintiv eine neue Band im schwarzmetallischen Sektor, die über großes kompositorisches Potenzial verfügt und die es zu beobachten gilt.

Note: 8.50

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Post by Vladimir TC » Thu August 15th, 2013, 5:59 am

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Post by Vladimir TC » Mon August 26th, 2013, 12:08 pm

The whole Holodomor demo is online now.

Here 's the instrumental Intro song "Utopian Deception".
For fans who like some funeral doom.

=> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-8pHjeKDA


All video's:

1. Utopian Deception: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-8pHjeKDA
2. Katherine's Chant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQtvm_-l6GI
3. Holodomor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBe2NLz5fG0
4. Not Our Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTVCTl1X8XY

Or just listen via:

http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/listen--watch.html
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Post by Vladimir TC » Sun September 1st, 2013, 7:04 am

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Our dear Friends and Fans! The Campaign is finally upon us! From this day on The Committee will award the fans ( and owners of our physical albums ) with ranks.
The EP holodomor ( and the limited shirt ) will be awarded with the highest rank. What does this mean for you?

You can proudly wear your seal and prove that you have been there from the beginning.

You will have a piece of The Committee that is personal and very rare. ( The Highest rank only counts 150 souls worldwide )

You will have the highest rank. ( The full length album will be accompanied by a lower rank )

Only 65 ranks are still open for claiming...
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Post by Vladimir TC » Thu January 9th, 2014, 6:09 pm

And another late review from the demo:


This vacation time is a time of getting rid of the piles of music which are staked up and wait for reviews.
One of the by far most overdue releases is a CD I received so many moons ago that I can't even remember when it was!
The demo CD is from a band called The Committee, and the CD is called 'Holodomor'.

The cover letter explains that The Committee was formed in 2007, and that the band deals with topics which noone else likes to talk about,
like the capture and submission of Russian and Slavic people. Heavy stuff indeed.
So, the picture of comrade Stalin on the cover is no coincidence, eh?

Reading through the lyrics, you can tell that there's quite a bit of emotion and anger going through the individuals behind The Committee.
Apparently, my research on the net tells me, the band consists of members of different European nationalities, their common language, though, being metal.

The first track is something I'd call a pure doom instrumental. The next three songs still maintain a doom feel, but The Committee turn out to be more of a black metal band than actually a doom band.
As other recent reviews on this site will tell you, I'm not at all a fan of old school black metal, and yet I like this.
The vocals are in no way hysterially screaming. Good. The guitars aren't quite as paper-thin and cold as some black metallists will have it, rather, they have a dark,
sweeping feel to them and come in over you like waves of emotion, a bit like Russian music can do.
Much the same throughout the three songs, really, but still I like what they do.
The Russian choir at the end is just spot on as a grand finale - and exactly the way the great dictator would celebrate and glorify his murder of millions of innocent people.

'Holodomor' is not the best produced album out there. By no means. Still, The Committee manage to purport a lot of emotion, the feeling of death and cold, and the cry against the injustice done by the dictator Stalin was.

Give it a listen.

77/100


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Post by Vladimir TC » Sun January 12th, 2014, 5:19 pm

First full album "POWER THROUGH UNITY"
Will be released via Folter Records from Germany at the end of February 2014.


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Tracklist:

1. Not Our Revolution
2. Man of Steel
3. By My Bare Hands
4. The Last Goodbye
5. Katharine´s Chant
6. Power Through Unity

Sample from the new album at: http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/listen--watch.html


+ First conformed gig: "Under The Black Sun 2014" in Germany.


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Post by Moloc » Mon January 13th, 2014, 8:29 am

I like how on the flyer The Committee's country of origin is "International."

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Post by Vladimir TC » Mon January 13th, 2014, 5:08 pm

Official Release flyer:

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Listen to the sample online: www.thecommitteecult.com
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Post by Vladimir TC » Tue January 14th, 2014, 3:54 pm

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Post by Vladimir TC » Sun January 19th, 2014, 9:33 am

And already a first review from the coming album:

http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.be ... olter.html
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Post by Vladimir TC » Sat February 22nd, 2014, 9:35 am

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Post by Vladimir TC » Wed March 5th, 2014, 4:22 pm

From our label 28/02/2014:
Folter Records wrote:
We are very proud to inform you that today the debut album "Power Through Unity" of THE COMMITTEE has been released!
The first reviews coming in and they all are very positive:

metal.de – 9/10
Legacy – 12/15
schwarzesbayern.de – 5/5
nocturnemagazine.net – 9,5/10
alloverffmrock.de – 8/10
welovemetal.com – 7,5/10
metal4.de – 7/10
Destructive Music - 10/10

A LP version is planned for May.
New video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC6ERMW8fcg

Listen to 3 complete songs via: http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/listen--watch.html


We also have new shirts and girlie shirts:
(Be fast, almost the half of the shirts are already gone)

Sizes, S, M, L & XL.
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Sizes, S, M & L
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We also made a reprint from the demo shirt:

Sizes, S, M, L & XL.
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Order info via: http://thecommitteeband.weebly.com/purc ... ittee.html

http://www.thecommitteecult.com/
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Re: The Committee - Holodomor (demo) out on 20/04/2013

Post by Vladimir TC » Mon April 14th, 2014, 9:50 am

- Report reviews "Power Through Unity" so far:

occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.de: 8/10
metal-temple.com 7/10
metal4.de 7/10
schwarzesbayern.de 5/5
nocturnemagazine.net 9,5/10
metal.de 9/10
seaoftranquility.org 3,5/10
supportblackmetal.com 10/10
welovemetal.com 7,5/10
destructive-music.com 10/10
legacy 12/15
sicmaggot.blog.cz 7/10
crossfire-metal.de 8/10
ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com 7,5/10
metal-observer.com/3.o/ 7/10
metal1.info 7/10
echoes-zine.cz 70/100
zwaremetalen.com 80/100
hardmusicbase.cz 9/10
metal-rules.com 4/5
xxl-rock.com 4/7
rawandwild.com 6,5/10
earshot.at 4,5/7
musikreviews.de 11/15


- "Power Through Unity" shirts are almost sold out (only still some size's M and XL remain) so be fast.


- The Committee is preparing everything for the LP version of "Power Through Unity".


- New video released today: Man Of Steel

link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m282aIFFT9w
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