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AU-DELÀ DU DÉLIRE

Ange

 

Symphonic Prog

3.97 | 310 ratings

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Menswear
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5 stars One kick in the crotch!

Ouch and ouch again. What a blast! In terms of theatrics we all know Peter Gabriel, Ian Anderson, Fish, Matthew Parmenter or recently Gerrit Welmers of Future Islands. But the real McCoy, the supreme mogul of intensity is Christian Décamps. He is, period. The guy is simply a volcano, a massive erupting volcano of entertainment. Even pushing 60 years old, go see him on YouTube; it's uncanny.

That band is to me, the scariest I've listened of my whole life. The lyrics are out of this world, flirting with madness. And when I say madness, I'm evoking creepy imagery . Such a clever and graphic poetry has to be the work of a genius\ madman. And that atmosphere! It's like walking in a Lucio Fulci colorful fog, but scared out of your mind. Tough to find words, but the organ effects they use is chilling to the bone.

Incredible band to say the least: fantastic lyrical imagery, intense\ gripping atmosphere and the best frontman this side of the Universe. I'm simply baffled by their level of intensity and dramatics. They are clearly influenced by Genesis, but they appropriated themselves the formula and refined it a la Française giving themselves a true calling card.

When we think of France, we think more of fine foods than rock n' roll legends, but these guys are simply exceptional. The real deal.

Menswear | 5/5 |

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