Release Date: 2009
Genre: Black Metal
1. Neire Peste (01:58)
2. La Mesniee Mordrissoire (06:07)
3. Ballade Cuntre Les Anemis De La France – De François Villon (06:29)
4. Concerto Pour Cloportes (01:29)
5. La France Bouge – Par K.P.N. (Chant De L’Action Française) (00:48)
6. A La Mortaille! (04:39)
7. Vespre (01:57)
8. Rance Black Metal De France (06:42)
9. Requiem Pour Nioka (Á Un Berger-Allemand) (01:41)
10. Soleils Couchants – De Verlaine (07:12)
Total Length: 39:03
Neire Peste starts off with some creepy female vocals, before a very cool riff in a very interesting atmosphere. Everything just works for this intro track. La Mesniee Mordrissoire begins with a neat take on a French military march before going into a riff just as cool as the last one. There is a section with some heavily distorted vocals that seems better in concept, and unfortunately any great strides taken by the music are kind of taken back when (even through a language barrier) it’s obvious that they are quite extreme in some of their views. It’s weird how that comes through. There is a pretty great guitar solo though.
Ballade Cuntre Les Anemis De La France – De François Villon is on the same level, but almost more enjoyable. Not as many high points, just more consistent. Concerto Pour Cloportes is ridiculously cool, it sounds like a relic of an era gone by, giving off this nostalgic vibe, as if ghosts are all around. It conjures up scenery in my mind, which is a rare feat. La France Bouge – Par K.P.N. (Chant De L’Action Française) is a fun little song in a sense, even though it’s almost like their own war chant.
A La Mortaille! is just pretty good, a strong black metal song. Vespre achieves that same rarity as three songs ago, but on a slightly less creepy scale. Still creepy, but like a 7 instead of a 9. Rance Black Metal De France has a ton of great moments in it, such as another chant intro and a very cool guitar solo. The mixture of all sorts of styles is impressive, even if I disagree with some of the details like the overall sound presented.
Requiem Pour Nioka (Á Un Berger-Allemand) is the last of the very cool short songs. Again, this is still a little less impressive than the previous ones, but it’s sufficiently haunting and creepy. Soleils Couchants – De Verlaine has a lot of the same qualities of the other songs, just a little more drawn out. This isn’t necessarily bad, in fact I’m fine with it. This whole album makes me feel odd sometimes, but the good feelings from it outweigh those. It even grows on you.
Final Rating: 8/10