We asked Colin what three records influenced him as a musician. (Photo credit by Geert Braeckers)
Tool – Undertow
Despite the not so heavy music, it has a force to it that was otherworldly.
The Gutter Twins – Saturnalia
I saw them play acoustic a couple of times and it was okay, but then I got the opportunity to see them with a full band, when we played together somewhere on some festival. I decided to go into the crowd to really take it in as it was intended to. My attention span isn’t quite the same as it was when I was 16 years old, so I figured I’d be there for a couple of songs, get bored and head backstage again. But it didn’t meet up to my expectations, as it might have been one of the best shows I had witnessed in the last decade. I was hundreds of metres away from the stage, surrounded by people chatting away, being as annoying as humanity can be. But they still sounded amazing, despite me knowing the sound at festivals is mostly dreadful.
They demanded respect, they gave me goosebumps and they put up on an amazing show. In darkness’ vulnerability, life’s ugliest and most beautiful stories translated into music. Fascinating.
Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood
Through Silver In Blood is one of the most ferocious things I have ever heard, it makes you invincible. You can take on the world listening to that album.