Saturday, December 17, 2016
AU CHAMP DES MORTS : "Dans La Joie"
The title track is another turn toward more conventional black metal with the atmosphere more of the after thought the song eventually finds it self in. At the five and a half minute mark this takes on almost a goth like woefulness. There is more melody in the brooding tribal pound leading into the song that follows, this song really soars into the night sky. A guitar solo even rockets out of the build like something you would hear on a Pink Floyd album. Female vocals lead off the last song which takes a more delicate start.These guys are able to work in plenty of atmosphere and elegance into their sound and still sound heavy, without numbing you out with long sprawling songs. This is an excellent album that has already earned multiple listens, it is depressive black metal with a goth veneer to it. so it has everything I listen for when it comes to this sort of thing. If Alcest is too happy and elf like for you then these guys are the goblins you are looking for. I'll easily give this album a 10. /