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Metal, with their debut release
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FFO: Meshuggah, Serj Tankian, Swans, Apocalyptica
Home: France (Paris)
Style: Experimental Metal
Title: Quelque part entre la Guerre et la lâcheté
(“Somewhere between war and cowardice”)
Release: 22nd February 2019
Label: Apathia Records
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Coming across a band that omits the electric guitar & bass, and favours the used of two autistic guitars, filled with beautiful rhythms, surprising and intriguing sounds, with the support of a double bass.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Are a mixture of clean spoken words, screaming, and growling vocals, all sung through a megaphone, (all in their native tongue).
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Various compositions of slow, mid-peace or fast beats, (depending on the song element theme), catchy beats & rhythms with an overall of nice funky/lively feel.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: After hearing the first five tracks, I was blown away, by the band's sound and experimentation of the use of other musical instruments, that are not usually associated with heavy metal.
Myself (my judgment) I found using of the term “Experimental Metal”, as a more fitting feel for the band and their music. Where other terms “Acoustic Metal” or “Post-metal” are used, where I don’t find them fitting for the band. Because the group employs more than just two acoustics, The Listener will be welcome to a haunting/bone-chilling sound of double bass (can be heard at the start of the first track), a saxophone which gives this jazzy/sorrow bluesy feeling to the music, even the use of a vibraphone & rain-stick are used.
So the band’s name, which is exceptionally fitting for the band and their music, Dronte, which translated ‘Dodo’ (a unique extinct slow flightless bird). The listener is welcome to nine songs, that are somewhere and between, of been filled with the uniqueness of aesthetic of hypnotic, jazzy, funky, fast-slow moments [incessant rhythmic breaks & melodies], atmosphere, cumbersome, depressing, robust angry & experimentation
*full of energy*
* entertaining* *powerful* * a true masterpiece* *wow-factory*
*Inspiring & unique*
an aesthetic experimentation
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: I’m not sure about the artwork. It’s unique, just like the band’s music.
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: The use of unusual instrumentation & music with metal aesthetics
𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none.
Nicolas Aubert (autistic guitar)
Benoît Bedrossian (double bass)
Eve-Rosemarie Boulada (saxophone)
Frédéric Braud (vocals and rainstick)
Lucas de Geyter (drums)
Camille Segouin (vibraphone)
Grégory Tranchant (autistic guitar)
1. Champion en Série (03:33)
2. Théâtre du Vacarme (04:59)
3. Sarcophage du Succès (08:18)
4. Notre Grande Machine Vidéo (01:37
5. Un Orage... (03:34)
6. Sagesse Gardée (06:42)
7. Escalade en Chute Libre (07:53)
8. Un Vide Comfortable (07:27)
9. ...Et Puis Plus Rien (02:26)