Friday, August 27, 2010

Pensées Nocturnes- Grotesque

Pensées Nocturnes is a 1 man black metal band from France mixing in theatrics and medieval/ neo-classical sounds. The guitar playing is excellent, even some great solos (and if the drums are real there's amazing playing there too). Typically, this isn't my cup of tea. Some of theatrical parts really annoy me, but it's in the same sense of Arcturus, this is just a lot odder. That being said, I enjoy it and probably will keep enjoying it.

I don't see how Khaos[] could call this band typical, anything but, i assure you that some of the melodramatic orchestral parts are worth sitting through for the whole product.

I don't know what's with the French, maybe it's their drinking water, but last year alone we saw two blues tribute/tinged albums from France (Diamatregon's Crossroads and Glorior Belli's Meet Us at the Southern Sign- and for the record I thought Diamatregon's lp was far better). You also have bands like Mystic Forest and even Peste Noire who fool around with blues/medieval sounds.

Put your notions aside and give this a listen if you're in the mood for something diverse, bizarre, and theatrical- vaudeville to say the least.


Really not sure where to buy this, give me a heads up if you find where.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Menegroth - Gazourmah

Black metal with a martial feel, a focused release featuring some really well composed songs, although not the most original release it will leave you begging for more.
Also features a Blood Axis cover.

2009 - Gazourmah

download [320kbps]

buy here

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sangre Y Tierra / Adrift - Split

Strong release from these two artists, both deliver incredible material; raw sounding black metal featuring a common ethereal quality, both bands explore similar moods yet with a different approach, needless to say it sounds great!
We are honored to feature such amazing bands here at Attila and I urge everyone to check out this release!

2010 - Sangre Y Tierra / Adrift Split

artwork by James Lindley

download: [RS] / [MF]

Vassafor - s/t EP

Awesome EP from this New Zealand band; sounds like a mix of Nazxul and Beherit all with asmall dose of death / doom, excellent stuff!

2007 - Vassafor

download [192kbps]

buy here / here

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