Tag: France

Aorlhac – L’esprit des vents

The French black metal scene of late seems to have been  divided into two main factions – the already very familiar dissonant style fronted by bands like Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord, and my recently discovered atmospheric style of bands like The Great Old Ones. Aorlhac’s musical style leans more towards those of the latter with their third full length album, L’esprit des vents, their first post-reunion release.

Monolithe – Nebula Septem

With a refreshed lineup, France’s Monolithe returns with their seventh release, Nebula Septem. The album’s theme revolves around the number seven, with 7 tracks that are 7 minutes each, and a lineup that boasts 7 members. Gimmicks aside, would the band impress? Fortunately so, as they unleash 49 minutes of pure, dark, doom metal.

Aosoth – V: The Inside Scriptures

After four long years, the great Aosoth are finally back with V: The Inside Scriptures. With their last album IV: An Arrow in Heart being a French black metal masterpiece, will Aosoth live up to their death/thrashy expectations? Our extreme metal specialist Prab gives you a sneak peak.

Album Review: Darkenhöld – Castellum

Darkenhöld [France]
Castellum
2014
Full Length
Those Opposed Records
Black Metal

Claiming to play “authentic middle age black metal”, French black metal band Darkenhöld this year releases their brand new full length album, Castellum, presenting a style that is vastly different than the what has become the known as the French style of …

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Album Review: Skelethal – Interstellar Knowledge of the Purple Entity

Skelethal [France]
Interstellar Knowledge of the Purple Entity
2014
EP
Iron Bonehead Productions
Death Metal

Earlier this year, French death metal maniacs Skelethal surprised me with their excellent EP release Deathmanicvs Revelation, leaving me craving for even more of the abrasiveness and darkness that was on that record. A short half year …

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