Lights Out: Terzij De Horde

The function of men is to live, not to exist
I shall not waste my days prolonging them


Terzij de Horde combine an amalgam of black, doom, postcore and screamo with a decidedly hardcore punk outlook and lyrical focus. Terzij de Horde is Dutch for “athwart the horde”. It is a line from the poem “Einde” (ending) by legendary Dutch poet Hendrik Marsman. Marsman is an inspiration to the band, as are many other authors and philosophers in the same dark vitalistic vein. In April 2010, they released their EP ‘A Rage of Rapture Against the Dying of Light‘. (

The name of that EP is of course also a reference to a very famous line of poetry. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” These are the last words of the “Do not go gentle into that good night” poem that was written in 1951 by Dylan Thomas.


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