Impotentie – “Leopold II is Niet Dood Genoeg” LP
The LP’s title translates to Leopold II Is Not Dead Enough. A thematically interesting project- I wish there were like it – that explores the brutal legacy of Belgian colonialism, and specifically the genocidal regime of Leopold ll (1865 to 1909). “The blood of the Congolese was shed to build a vampiric Belgian society which has yet to acknowledge its guilt and its continued colonization of the Congo for another 50 years past Leopold II’s reign. It has yet to take down its statues of its celebrated mass murderer, Leopold II. Why?”. Impotentie sing in Flemish, and they are actually based in Montréal, Québe (former members of Omegas, Thee Nodes, Secretors, Proxy etc.), their style is heavily influenced by the mid-paced foot-stomp/fist-pound of French Oi and UK protest punk of the early 1980s.