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Experimental/Post Metal

4.03 | 291 ratings

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5 stars When it comes to shoegaze, I only like limited bits of it from what I've heard. The same goes to black metal. Both genre's are very hit or miss to me. In many cases shoegaze can become very dull to me if not executed well. When it comes to black metal, albums like Negura Bunget's Om and elements of Agalloch's Marrow of the Spirit stand out to me, but that's really the extent of my like for black metal.

Which is why I was surprised I would like this album so much. It's incredibly catchy and atmospheric, immediately hooking me in with the very first song and holding me to the last. Surprisingly, the black metal does not at all seem out of place when contrasted with the shoegaze metal. Although I don't understand French, the voice complement the music perfectly. This album is certainly one of my greatest finds of 2010.

scootman369 | 5/5 |


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