Vouïvre has published their EP which was announced a year and a half ago with a neat teaser. Au Gouffre is a result of one-time collaboration between (among others) members of Peste Noire and Malsaint, grounded in more humane individual experiences that were shaped by black metal ideas.
The metallic part is clearly dominated by Famine’s easily recognizable artistic voice. Despite his outspoken rock sensibilities, which are needlessly pushed in front, he manages to capture his most important qualities in one simple development. What follows is less inspired: an ambient outro, while ultimately going nowhere, echoes like post-reflections on violent alcoholic mayhem.
It’s hard to deny that everything was not already revealed in the teaser. Overall, Au Gouffre is only interesting as another attempt to integrate the outlook of black metal, along with the occasional nihilistic (or “satanic”) nationalism, into more popular, post-modern art forms in order to produce multi-faceted rocking propaganda.