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LLN (Les légions noires)

LLN (Les légions noires)
August 24, 2013, 03:57:42 AM
Do you guys like the bands Of the LLN (Les légions noires)?


Vlad Tepes brought a fusion of traditional black metal, folkish song and rock in a way that one component doesn't overcome the others most of the time. There's a earthly feeling that we don't see often in black or death metal. I think newer bands should expend on those basis

Vlad Tepes - Raven's Hike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Dl-QUYpJE


Vlad Tepes - Walachian Tyrant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LarzN4mHp5k


For a more noisy and ambiant approach, Belketre is great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WyOMaB6CCY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK6Nqls8Chs

Mutiilation are great briging an atmosphere of sorrow but at the same time remains aristocratic so to speak, unlike new depressive black metal. One complain though: some riffs are overlong.

Travels to sadness, hate and depression
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeQLxzW6Z18

Under Ardailles Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URAkEo9iDm0

Sure those bands are far from perfection but good elements can be taken from them. New comer should learn from their strengh as well as from their mistakes.

Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
August 27, 2013, 12:37:22 AM
I agree about Vlad Tepes, it has a very heavy black metal feel, but much different than Greek or Swiss variants in the genre.

I think early and mid era mutiilation has much better songwriting than the other bands in this grouping.

Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
August 27, 2013, 10:34:13 PM
Vlad Tepes is pretty enjoyable stuff. I agree about that earthy feeling. It isnt anything groundbreaking but it is very energetic and sincere heavy metal/black metal. The three projects mentioned in the first post seem to be all that is worthwhile out of LLN.

I get you with the overlong riffs re:Mutiilation, but that kind of seems to be the point. The technique is altering the end of a phrase to create a set of mostly similar phrases in melodic continuity and adding on to this (filling out the chords/phrase) until some climax is reached. It is done in a quite subtle and subdued way which can easily hide this under the wash of noise on most tracks. A mood is patiently developed and then altered internally for communicative effect, followed generally by transition. Possessed and Immortal is the template example here,

What about the dark ambient project? Aakon Keetreh? Any good?

Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
August 27, 2013, 11:14:14 PM


What about the dark ambient project? Aakon Keetreh? Any good?


On a technical level, it's not good. On a ''emotional'' level, not very good either but at least it's more genuine and adventurous  than most depressive black metal. On the right mood, it can be good, especially alone in the dark. If you have ever made sloppy melancholic music, there's better chances that you will get a connection with the music. Well, I can say it has it's adolescent or immature charm. We could say the same thing about Absurd's demos.




There's a song of moevot who has some similarities with monk chants. It's interesting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLZnLqT0318


It's unconventionnal music so it's hard to tell if a person will like it or not, but he will surely hate it if he only likes professional music.

Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
September 07, 2013, 11:39:56 PM
They definitely had some magic but sadly didn't put in the extra effort to make it really worthwhile. Plus the production almost renders it unlistenable (same problem with Yamatu and the first Ohtar demo. I still listen to Mutiilation - Remains... once in a blue moon. The Vlad Tepes/Belketre split was ok too from memory.