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Hypnotic black metal from France featuring members of ATARAXIE, FUNERALIUM, YUCK and PIN UP WENT DOWN). Unconventional black metal influenced by later VOIVOD, VED BUENS ENDE and DEATHSPELL OMEGA.
It should be noted that the music here is not overly fast Black Metal in the vein of Sargeist or Marduk. Some tracks even feel like they have a Black n' Roll feel to them with the amount of melodies put into the rhythms, such as on "Building Cathedrals." Perhaps this is part of the band's 'hypnotic' quality because the music is quite captivating on this track, no matter how repetitive. The closing "Timeless Nothingness" is more of a very long ambient piece that features no guitars, drums, or vocals, so some may feel it is a bit of a letdown as far as showing off a massive instrumental epic that could give groups like The Project Hate a run for their money. On the other hand- for the sake of ambiance- the chiming bells and funeral synth is VERY effective, but for almost ten minutes it may go on a bit too long. Still, altogether these tracks make a fun collection that avoids tradition and mixes things up a bit. It may not be as sonically aggressive as Portal's work- an experimental Death Metal group- but they will achieve a high level of interest among those who like Black Metal in general. - Brutalism 4/5