System Overload (album)

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System Overload
HDK System overload.jpg
Studio album by HDK
Released February 23, 2009
Recorded Excess Studio, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eternia Studios, Reuver, The Netherlands
Gate Studios, Wolfsburg, Germany
Genre Heavy metal
Death metal
Thrash metal
Length 47:38
Label Season of Mist
Producer Sander Gommans
Joost van den Broek
Hans Pieters
Amanda Somerville
HDK chronology
System Overload
(2009)
Serenades of the Netherworld
(2014)Serenades of the Netherworld2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

System Overload is the first album released by Dutch After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans's side project HDK (Hate, Death, Kill).[2] The music of this album is heavier and more extreme than the usual style of After Forever and Gommans created HDK in order to release the album by himself.[3] The album was released on 23 February 2009 on the Label Season of Mist.[4] The many guest musicians involved in the making of this album produced and recorded their parts separately in various recording studios, following basic tracks provided by Gommans.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Sander Gommans, all lyrics by Amanda Somerville.

  1. "System Overload" – 3:02
  2. "Request" – 4:33
  3. "Let Go" – 3:33
  4. "Terrorist" – 4:19
  5. "Pedestal" – 5:23
  6. "On Hold" – 3:23
  7. "Breakdown" – 5:06
  8. "March" – 4:04
  9. "Perfect" – 5:14
  10. "Fight or Flight" – 4:06
  11. "Fine Lines" – 4:55

Personnel[edit]

HDK
  • Sander Gommans
    • rhythm/solo/acoustic guitars on all tracks
    • grunts/screams/whispers on tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11
    • recorder (vocals, guitars, bass)
    • producer (vocals, guitars, bass)
    • mixing
    • engineer
  • Peter Vink
    • bass on all tracks
  • Ariën van Weesenbeek
    • drums on all tracks
Guests musicians
Production
  • Hans Pieters
    • producer (drums)
    • recorder (drums)
  • Darius van Helfteren
  • Jérôme Cros
    • artwork at Season of Mist Graphic Desk
  • Andrea Beckers
    • photography
  • Felix Scharf
    • photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "HDK System Overload review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ "HDK System Overload". HDK Official Site. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ AFTER FOREVER Guitarist Discusses HDK Project; Audio Available - Jan. 6, 2009 on www.roadrunnerrecords.com
  4. ^ HDK: "System Overload" - neues Album am 23. Februar on www.vampster.com