Les Blessures De L'Ame
[Season Of Mist]
A grandiose venture into symphonic metal done excellently by this French
band, falling somewhere between Emperor and Dark Funeral with a cleaner
production and more atmospheric keyboards then the latter comparison.
The average song length spanning just over five minutes with a few
heading into the eight and nine minute category may scare some off (I
probably would have been one), seriously, how long does a song have to
be before it loses interest and just becomes unnecessary? Seth know how
to do it right, they are great musicians and create music that holds the
listeners interest and then enhancing it further with the atmospheric
keyboards done so they actually do enhance and not come off as over
dramatic, unnecessary, or all encompassing. The vocalist fits the music
very well, his trade marked black metal rasps may not come off as ground
breaking but he does separate himself from the crowd. The production
also fits the music very nicely, another good example of having good
production without going over the top.
Their past affiliations have left them hated by many in the N.S. Black
Metal scene, as of today Seth strictly deny any political connection, so
you babies scared off by a little National Socialism can buy this CD and
breathe easier, regardless of any of this, Seth create great symphonic
music, and is recommended for anyone looking for such.
© 2000 alasdor