Gris - À l'âme enflammée, l'âme constellée... (2013)

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Daniel Daniel / January 31, 2019 / Comments 0 / 0

This was my first listen to Gris & I was initially a little unimpressed. A double album of fairly unintimidating atmospheric black metal featuring live violin with a heavy reliance folk instrumentation doesn't exactly sound like an attractive prospect to someone with my particular tastes. However things started to change for me on my second listen & by the time I'd given this a third run I was more than a little interested in what this Canadian duo have to offer. 

For starters it's not the longest double album in history & is easily endured in one sitting. The musicianship is absolutely top notch for an atmospheric black metal band. The bass lines are easily heard throughout & are always interesting. Plus the drumming shows a willingness to experiment that is quite endearing. I'm not entirely sold on the vocals but they get the job done. Some of the folk sections have a distinct Opeth feeling about them & the use of the violin & cello are not overblown at all. In fact they're used to enhance the atmosphere more than as a centrepiece. Overall I found this release to be an ambitious but ultimately rewarding experience.

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Release info

Release Site Rating

Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1

4.5

Release Clan Rating

Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1

4.5

Cover Site Rating

Ratings: 1

3.0

Cover Clan Rating

Ratings: 1

3.0
Band
Release
À l'âme enflammée, l'âme constellée...
Year
2013
Format
Album
Clans
The North
Genres
Black Metal
Sub-Genres

Depressive Black Metal

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Atmospheric Black Metal

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Gris chronology

Neurasthénie (2006)
Il était une forêt... (2007)
À l'âme enflammée, l'âme constellée... (2013)