Meet Amsterdam’s new metal revelation band, The Charm The Fury. They are about to release their second studio album and the first with Nuclear Blast Records. The Sick, Dumb & Happy. To understand more about the band’s origin story, the album and the metal scene in Amsterdam, we spoke with their vocalist Caroline Westendorp.
What started as a rebellious band of metalcore kids from Amsterdam, soon it turned into a metal band with a social consciousness on their own. As a metalcore band that was tired of every band falling into the same sound, they decided to work in something different for their debut album with Nuclear Blast records. The result was The Sick, Dumb & Happy.
While other bands assimilate and adapt to the moment or their genre, and others try hard to reshape it, The Charm The Fury decided to break apart from the pack and look for their own identity in a solo intent to create something different in a scene that seems to have created all already.
It could be easy to draw parallels between The Charm The Fury and bands like Arch Enemy or The Agonist as these bands share initial structural similarities with each other, but the true is that The Charm The Fury is coming into the metal genre on their own terms and with a more raw message.
The Sick, Dumb & Happy is a hard-hitting record filled with socially driven lyrics and catchy riffs led by the fierce vocals of Caroline Westendorp who doesn’t hold anything back at the time to grab the microphone and hit the stage. From playing small club gigs to the most prominent European summer festivals, The Charm The Fury has quickly become Europe’s newest metal sensation.