Keeping its foundation solidly in metal, TerraDown doesn’t hesitate to seek a balanced variation in its music through exploring technical melodic death metal, thrash, metalcore and more.
By combining classic and modern styles, the quintet has developed their own heavy and still accessible sound. While the music is rhythmically oriented, the dual guitar harmonies provide sonically appealing textures which complement the ruthless vocals. The intricate patterns within the music will appeal to many modern technical metal fans, providing a fresh contrast with the more groove-based moments which will please the ears of old school metalheads.
Starting their musical journey in 2016 in Breda, The Netherlands, the band rapidly grew into a solid unit and secured their victory at the Dutch Wacken Metal Battle 2019. This led to performances at many festivals, such as Stonehenge Festival, Baroeg Open Air and one of worlds largest metal festivals: Wacken Open Air.
After releasing their debut album Judgement in 2020, the band has used their time during the COVID-pandemic to write and record their upcoming EP, to be released in 2023. This record will be an uncompromised reaction to modern day society, its cultural decline and humanities’ failures. Building upon the heavy sound of Judgement, the band’s new material delivers an even more developed TerraDown.
DUTCH METAL MANIAC
,, ... After those shows the Dutch Metal Battle winning band TerraDown is performing on the Talent Stage. Luckily the sound is way better compared to the sound during Hallowed Fire’s show. So, TerraDown is grooving and pounding very heavily and a huge amount of power is coming off of the stage. Of course, that isn’t only due to the better sound, but also due to TerraDown themselves. Their groove metal brings a very nice and powerful vibe like it should with groove metal. That also makes that quite some physical energy starts moving, for as far as that wasn’t the case already, resulting in quite a lot of headbangers. In addition to this very strong show, there’s something else standing out: the fact that frontman Nick Brouwer is appearing very self-assured. He carries this show in a very masterful way and clearly shows, together with the other members of TerraDown of course, why TerraDown won the Dutch Metal Battle.’’ - Tim van Velthuysen, editor DutchMetalManiac.