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Posts Tagged ‘Les Acteurs De L’Ombre Productions’

HYRGAL – SERPENTINE LP (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Hyrgal - SerpentineHyrgal’s debut full-length, ‘Serpentine’, storms through the speakers impressively, for the most part, like an autumnal deluge, but is badly let down by the ill-advised, posturing, eight-minute closing track, ‘Etrusca Disciplina’, which opens with an unbearable segment of vomit-inducing post-rock wankery.

All in all, this was a decent enough dose of atmospheric, clean, desolate Black Metal until that late deal-breaking revelation, elevated by two superb instrumentals. Accomplished for sure but I’m not particularly moved by it and that last song is utter shite.

Evilometer: 222/666

PARAMNESIA – PARAMNESIA LP (Les Acteurs De L’Ombre Productions)

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Paramnesia - ParamnesiaA monkey could probably write this review. Paramnesia from France plays pretty much exactly the same strain of Black Metal made popular by US troupes Fell Voices and Ash Borer. Suffice to say, if you enjoy either of those two acts (and there is no reason in this god-awful world why you should not), then you will also appreciate this really impressive debut album.

Paramnesia’ comprises two swirling, epic 20-minute helpings of blistering, abrasive yet atmospheric and melodic Black Metal par excellence that shouldn’t really disappoint anyone. This record is also refreshingly cheap to purchase and looks the part (insert included) as well as sounding ace.

I can’t stress enough that it sounds exactly like the aforementioned American cousins. Which is a very good thing indeed. No point adding anything else.

Evilometer: 666/666