Search


Categories

Latest updates...

REACTOR - review
(January 21, 2018)
ANVIL - review
(January 18, 2018)
NAGA - review
(January 14, 2018)
VELD - review
(January 14, 2018)
SLOW - review
(January 14, 2018)
MAZE OF SOTHOTH - review
(January 14, 2018)
HELLISH GOD - review
(January 13, 2018)
VALGRIND - review
(January 13, 2018)
ATOMWINTER - review
(January 13, 2018)
ENGULF - review
(January 13, 2018)
GAEREA - review
(January 12, 2018)
FRACTAL GENERATOR - review
(January 12, 2018)
VOIDS OF VOMIT - review
(January 12, 2018)
LORD OF PAGATHORN - review
(January 12, 2018)
WECKÖRHEAD - review
(January 06, 2018)
THE PSALM - review
(January 04, 2018)
BEST OF 2017 -... - special
(December 31, 2017)
MARDUK - review
(December 29, 2017)
MONOLITHE - review
(December 27, 2017)
DEVASTATION - review
(December 27, 2017)
FUNERAL NATION - review
(December 26, 2017)
UNDERGANG - interview
(December 26, 2017)
MYSTIFIER - review
(December 26, 2017)
AOSOTH - review
(December 25, 2017)

SAEL
SAEL
Ocean
(Pictonian Records)
30:49min

The band SAEL had been completely unknown to me - so listening to their debut was like jumping into cold water. But after several dives into their 4 track debut I can confirm that the waters in France are also frost bidden cold and that these 6 monsieurs really know how to create great songs even if the playing time of their songs is extending the normal 4 to 6 minutes scheme. SAEL's main advantage comparing with a lot of other newcomers from all around the world is their style variety within the traditional limits of Black Metal and a dark atmosphere without massive keyboard abuse. The 3 songs plus one instrumental with a long spoken passage are living through their high aggressive level but the band is not losing track of their music, every song is offering a small variety of the term true Black Metal. Especially the title track with its nearly 11 minutes can only be called a powerful opus and this song has huge parallels with Norwegian cult acts like old MANES and TULUS which maybe can named as source of inspiration. But SAEL had found their way and this EP is a further proof for the new era of French Black Metal. http://pictonian.records.free.fr

Matthias Auch

< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com



© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000