Black Gaia is a masterclass in dynamics – the instrumentation (super fuzz guitar, low end synthbass, drums) yields a uniquely monolithic riff style. The band moves like a mythical beast (Mastodon wink wink) stomping through a futuristic riff-scape, at times violently taking off on almost comically brutal tempos. Particularly on the track Fangorn, the band masterfully demonstrates they’re erratic brand of stop-and-start groove....
"Musically, Netherlands run parallel to King Buzzo and co. in that
they plum the depths of bassy frequencies, inject them with watery
psychedelic notes and lay unconventional vocals atop — in this case
the hypnotic falsettos of Ellis."