sapient 19


Netherlands   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Immortal, Emperor, Winterfylleth, Mayhem, Wolves In The Throne Room, Amon Amarth

For those of you who know me, hello! It's lovely to be here again!

For those of you I've not met yet, I am the creator of Abomnium, a black metal band signed since 2012 to UKEM Records. FAWM is where I come for the inspiration and creative push to make new songs. I love it. And I'm so happy to be back again this year!

Here we go again...


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  • @pallidust  2 weeks

    If you come, I will make you cookies. I'm the best baker. BEST.

  • @pallidust  2 weeks

    Seriously, you should come to the FOP in London. Just so you can hear me speak crappy Dutch to you so you can have a big laugh.

  • @eargoggle  2 weeks

    Hey thanks for your comments on my song "Ride"!

  • @bradbrubaker  2 weeks

    Thanks for the recommendations. And awesome that you included links to actual songs to start with. Super-helpful. It can be pretty overwhelming otherwise.

  • @bradbrubaker  2 weeks

    I really should get your thoughts on what metal to listen to. My favorite metal album is Neurosis' Times of Grace. Any tips?

  • @alboe  3 weeks

    Hi @sapient ,
    Thanks for listening to "Free me", I'm glad you liked it.
    Productionwise it's mostly hit or miss with me, sometimes I can get it to sound the way I want it and sometimes the song takes over.

  • @popmythology  3 weeks

    Just FYI for anyone coming over to Sapient's wall here to comment: I recently posted a review of his album 'Solace for the Condemned." Check it out if you're curious:

  • @gslade  3 weeks

    Re: Cherry song.. I'm so down for a video, but you might want to check with Robyn. Ha.

  • @gslade  3 weeks

    47 weeks? Lol. I'll be working on music all year sir, so let me know whenever you're ready. I'm not going to let myself fall off like I did the last couple of years. (Which is why my output suffered this year. I'm out of practice.)

  • @gslade  3 weeks

    Well, I finished your catalog sir. I must say it was a ball busting adventure. I still wish you and I would ever get it together and do some collaborative work.

  • @moonfall 3 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on The Dreams of the Elder Ones. Glad you enjoyed it

  • @gslade  3 weeks

    There's a demo up now for the PAC MAN song, btw.

  • @guatecoop 3 weeks

    I really must thank you for all of the comments that you put on everyone's pages. Your music is so perfectly constructed and well recorded and yet you still have time and interest in checking out everyone else's music. It seems that you really promote the best parts of FAWM's philosophy. Well done! Thank you.

  • @juravial  3 weeks

    Thanks for you comment on "Light the Fire". It was a ton of fun to make, i'll definitely be playing around with Drop D more often! I have to get myself more proficient with 6 strings before I move up to 7 or 9 though

  • @barbara  3 weeks

    Thanks for your comments on 'Empty and Complete'. Chordbot supplied the two piano lines (arpeggio and bass piano) for the chord progression I selected. I failed to mention that I mixed it over in GarageBand, where I added Egyptian Nike Darbouka 01 for a little percussive groove, and sprinkled reverb and echo to taste. We live in remarkable times!

  • @popmythology  3 weeks

    Hehe... what a dream *that* would be.

  • @pallidust  4 weeks

    I'm not famous, I swear! (You're so cute, you cheeky little thing! Flattery will get you everywhere!)This is my 2nd FAWM! I hope to actually gain some recognition one day. It would be kind of nice.

  • @helenseviltwin  4 weeks


  • @matthew62  4 weeks

    Hey, I just wanted to say, thanks for giving me a warm welcome into my freshman year at FAWM. I've truly enjoyed listening to your stuff, and wish I had gotten started a little earlier so I could have gotten through all your stuff. All the best to you on your journey and in your career.

  • @wobbiewobbit  4 weeks

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Not that it was ever in doubt but huge congrats on hitting the Big 14!!!

  • @pallidust  4 weeks

    Uh, ja, ik weet het niet...Maar ik ben blij dat jij het nummer goed gevonden hebt en dat jij een fan van nerdcore bent!

    And, yeah, I just busted out in best rusty Dutch right there. Holla.

  • @ericdistad  4 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Optimist Prime! I may want to explore the Michael Bay version of Marvin - "I've got these pains down my left side"... out pops a thousand missiles that then blow up the whole screen... then a voice over "Brain the size of a planet..."

  • @headfirstonly  4 weeks

    You're too kind, sir, too kind.

  • @mattpierce  4 weeks

    Hi Peter!

  • @caterwauler  4 weeks

    Hmm, I've just realized you were not in my watchlist. FAWM really makes me dumb.

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Napalm Death, aaaahh! As always, you are too kind.

  • @candle 4 weeks

    I reviewed "Kleine gitaar" in my weekly FLOG (Fawm-Blog).

    Quite enjoyed the song! Great duet!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @lenigmusx1 5 weeks

    Thank you for the comments on after wings... I look forward to checking out your songs😊

  • @popmythology  5 weeks

    "Kleine gitaar" is in my FAWM Week 3 blog post of favorite songs. Oh, and so is "karma whore"

  • @js6  5 weeks

    I got the honor of being your FB pages 500th liker!

  • @johnstaples  5 weeks

    Ya know what? Giving 100 comments is an awesome thing to do! You Rock!! How's about a shiny new CENTURY CLUB Secret Decoder Ring?

  • @popmythology  5 weeks

    Are... you... k..k..kidding...?! You could *fart* and *burp* to those words and I would be honored out of my mind. YES. My god, yes. And anytime. And by all means, please work on your other things first. I'm not going anywhere.

    EDIT: Also please feel free to change the words and structure as you see fit and as fits your music. I'm not attached to them!
    2nd EDIT: And of course please ignore my clumsy descriptions of how I imagined the vocals to be and take it in any direction you like. I can't imagine that I wouldn't enjoy however you choose to play with them.

  • @colourcodedchaos 5 weeks

    I wrote you some lyrics. Hope you like them! =]

  • @bradbrubaker  5 weeks

    If you ever come to Chicago, you'll have to go to Kuma's Corner, a burger place (the best burgers I've ever had) where each of the burgers are named after metal bands (or bands that historically influenced metal).

  • @grayland  5 weeks

    Thanks so much for the kind comments on my recent post Strange Lights!!! I agree with zecoop...coming for you...that means ALOT!!!

  • @uvejeff 6 weeks

    my synthesis yours + bodhist...'s

  • @zecoop  6 weeks

    Thanks so much for the awesome comment on my collab with theodamus... It means a whole lot coming from you!! The instrumental part shifted from the 70's where I was thinking it would come from and ended up a real mix of genres. Then she rapped over it and bam...
    Thanks again!

  • @emplate 6 weeks

    Thank you for your comment on "The Eternal Shift"! You may be right, as the hypnotic nature I strived for in the song might suffer if there would be vocals added, you never know.

    I listened to couple of your songs and just had to watchlist you I myself try to write a bit different music than black or death metal in FAWM, but those are the genres I otherwise play and listen to the most. Therefore I'm glad to hear some well done extreme metal here! I enjoyed especially "Corinthian" and "The Furious Engines of Heaven". They were from the darker side of black metal, something I enjoy very much. I guess I'll have to check out your band as well!

  • @headfirstonly  6 weeks

    Thanks for your very kind words on Dark Matter. The music didn't take long to do at all - was just noodling to a drum pattern by playing a synth pad with the Ableton Push, hit that chord progression, and immediately thought, "Oh, now *that's* got potential..." The words arrived, all at once, at two o'clock the following morning. The whole process felt as if the song was there already, I just had to find it. Very weird experience.

  • @popmythology  6 weeks

    @caterwauler you rock, friend. thanks for being game for the friendly challenge. i hope you guys have fun and i will appreciate the creative result no matter what. (PS: i have hyperacusis too. big time, resulting from long-term lyme disease and secondary co-infections. music is ok at reasonable volumes but so many other things, dear sweet gods have mercy. so i feel you).

  • @caterwauler  6 weeks

    Let's go for it, and if you feel like doing grinding metal, do not hesitate All-darkness-grinding-orchestral sounds good.
    Anyway, I hope you're not afraid of muddy sounds : my poor production skills are worsened by my hyperacusis, and I'm not allowed to use headphones during FAWM so my vocals takes are always dirty. But you're overtalented, so I trust you to guide me.

  • @fearlessflight2014  6 weeks

    Thanks for your encouraging feedback on 'Satan Sighs', I really appreciate you taking the time, will have a listen to what you are up to while I'm here!

  • @clioem 6 weeks

    but @sapient I categorically refuse to bitcrush Milo and Celestine (the song about the kitties). Unless I write a second companion song about space panthers

  • @clioem 6 weeks

    @sapient of course it's a bitcrusher! I also use it in Raven Dress... near the end, that's a very hi-res bitcrusher. Similar thing in Gravity Wing. I love that thing.

  • @clioem 6 weeks

    Thank you very much @sapient

  • @wille  7 weeks

    If you're on the antithesis part of Auntie Sin, surely you have to do a song diametrically opposite from my song in every way. If that helps

  • @popmythology  7 weeks

    Wow, ain't I glad I discovered you. I just thought, "Okay, let's find some random good stuff and typed 'black metal' in the search box." You were the first result. I clicked. I'm glad I clicked. And I am tickled to death that @meriamber has already been here.

  • @meriamber  7 weeks

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my track! Glad I got you humming my tune : P

  • @headfirstonly  7 weeks

    No problem sir. I have edited my comment

  • @mood481 7 weeks

    Thanks, glad you liked it. I was admittedly a little out of my element, but that's half the fun.

  • @mood481 7 weeks

    Hey, my friend. Remix posted. Hope you like it.

  • @adamj  7 weeks

    Thanks for the positive comment. I'm not much of a metal fan but your tracks are well-made and have great energy, and I'm not surprised you got signed. Keep up the good work. Maybe I can be a pro one day too

  • @gordon 7 weeks

    I'd like to thank all the farmers in our street for those kind words...

  • @mood481 7 weeks

    Got the stems. The destruction has begun!

  • @axl  7 weeks

    Nevermind, I just read you're the only member. Man, I'd love to see that band (and that drummer)

  • @axl  7 weeks

    You have a band now?!! I just searched for tour dates and rejoiced as Google showed me you were to to come to Hamburg this March. Then I saw that this stupid machine had given me tour dates for Insomnium

    When you come to or near Hamburg or Frankfurt, please let me know.

  • @faceofeinstein  7 weeks

    Hello Sir!
    welcome back...feels good to be here.
    I'm still diggin' the track we made together last year.
    looking forward to your tunes.

  • @caterwauler  7 weeks

    Aaaw thanks, sir! Much appreciated
    Darkness, yeah... We live dark days...

  • @headfirstonly  7 weeks

    Helpful stuff - many thanks! Day off tomorrow seeing the lads from Brocken Spectre play the Thunderbolt in Brizzle, but I will practise that on Friday. \m/

  • @mood481 7 weeks

    Yeah, I think remixing Lauds would be a blast. You can email me at

  • @chriddof  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comment, sir! Good luck with this year and all that

  • @kirrivath 7 weeks

    Happy you're back!

  • @santadharma 7 weeks

    Thank you for the comments. Lovely to hear after our long long busy day. Welcome back to FAWM and good luck.

  • @dannyk1  7 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on Open road.

  • @kaylou 7 weeks

    Thank you I will have to check out trampled by turtles!

  • @colourcodedchaos 7 weeks

    My longstanding desire to write you lyrics has only grown over the years. If you ever wanna do something, hit me up! =]

  • @raygungirls  7 weeks

    Once again into the breach!

  • @headfirstonly  8 weeks

    Mmm, Chunky and Squeaky. I think I used to watch that show.

  • @tamsnumber4  8 weeks

    HEY, loved your song and I shared it with my neighbor and friend, a drummer whose band just got signed. I just shared your first song with him and wanted to share his first video with you...he's a fab drummer, set up my son's drums, great guy and just wanted to share friend Chris just got back to me and he LOVES your song!

  • @brownium  8 weeks

    Hey, Good to see you back!

  • @candle 8 weeks

    Always a pleasure hearing your work.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @laakeri 8 weeks

    Bring it!

  • @mikegtz  8 weeks

    Heard you on a Spotify mix recently. Keep crunching and have a good FAWM.

  • @tamsnumber4  8 weeks

    Can't wait to listen...soon...very soon...

  • @tcelliott  8 weeks

    Hello, sir. Thanks for stopping by and saying howdy. Glad you did. (Say hi to the wife.)

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  8 weeks

    Sweet mothers of metal! Let the rocking commenceth!!!!!

  • @sacraficialglam  8 weeks

    Heavy power..with a hint of minty freshness? Cannot wait!

  • @max 8 weeks

    Much respect you keep on FAWMing Peter!

  • @subjectzero 8 weeks

    Looking forward to the dark sounds of Mr. Sapient!

  • @lazyafro 8 weeks

    YES! Welcome back!!

  • @axl  8 weeks

    Hiya, sapient. Looking forward to some majestic musical mayhem again.

  • @kristian  8 weeks

    Here we go again indeed!

  • @ryuu  8 weeks

    \m/ \m/

  • @tinam 8 weeks

    hiya sapient!
    i spose youve come to scare me again!
    whens satan going to give you an asbo?

  • @grenzgaengerin 8 weeks

    I wish a good start here..... YEAH!!!!

  • @wobbiewobbit  8 weeks

    Oh dear the thing chopped off a rock finger....

  • @wobbiewobbit  8 weeks

    SAAAAAPPPIIIEEENNNTTTTT!!!! Hope you have a good one m/

  • @captainvulpine  8 weeks



  • @ericdistad  8 weeks

    All Hail Abomnium!

  • @prsrose 8 weeks

    Will Lord Sapient be baptizing us in metal this year? I hope so. All hail king sapient! If you are up to doing another collab like we did years ago (you just sent me a drum track to see what I could come up with on guitar) - I'd be cool with that. Either way, I hope to hear from you this year!

  • @sentense  8 weeks


  • @headfirstonly  8 weeks

    Sapient's in the house? Asking if I'm ready? Hell yes, I'm ready!

    Bring the noise!

  • @sherrycanary  8 weeks

    @ Sapient---Peter, I still have a laugh at our metal Jazz. . Look forward to staying connected

  • @gordon 8 weeks

    Me want collaboration! Have haggis, will trade.

  • @karan  8 weeks

    You are the ONLY metal artist I ever listen to - and I totally and utterly love it! Can't wait to hear what you come up with this year ...

  • @autoclamp  8 weeks

    Come out of the shadows, o dark one. COME OUT AND PLAY.

  • @devin  8 weeks

    Duuude... the tunes... they don't write themselves!

  • @johnstaples  8 weeks

    Hiya Sapient! Looking forward to your new music next month!! Happy FAWM 2015!