Most commonly, when committed evokes a music scene in Quebec, one sees that exclusively black metal (Fortress, Autumn Haze, Akitsa, Ur Falc'h, Snow Eternal ...) and Infestation, one of the two projects is the subject of this column, decided to reverse the trend.
After two outings, including one on Steinklang Industries, has signed a collaboration Infestation alongside the Argentine Stricta Doctrina now in its second generation in a similar musical genre, that is to say martial music and neo classic. Released in 2013, the remains of Patriotism has a message for us pass!
The securities presented here describe, by tragic neoclassical orchestrations, the rubble of a world where virtually bedridden West ramp to its ultimate sigh. The soon are played! And the union of two projects demonstrated a meta-political activism in both active and passive asset by its virulence, passive by his disenchantment. That one is not on the same ideological wavelength, or just skeptical, the choice we do not propose to escape a harsh lesson, and these are not the words of Dominique Venner incisive or other activists who will say otherwise!
These samples occur sometimes repeatedly - up to six times the same title, for example - and thus make all securities burning agitprop for anyone poles apart from bias. But these sound bites do not replace any voice and come rather be complementary interventions singer close to a sort of spoken word, the French word "Declino-spengleriennes". We feel that the person behind this project, Louis Carrier, knows whereof he speaks and transposes anthem, with a melancholy nihilism, the corrosive effect of our modern world. Despite an accent "definitely" Canadian and a type of rocky song or belched, which is one of the special features of infestation, it clearly discerns his thoughts expressed by a precise and rich vocabulary.
The side of orchestrations, be aware that all these huge drums, these royal trumpets and violins are these majestic - like most fully digital classiques- New projects compounds synthesizer or using software. And there, it actually highlights the paradox lies in the fact that this ban is considered the poison of modernism, but that one made using modern techniques; is like pretending to have compassion for abused animals but continue to stuff yourself with supermarkets carcasses !!
This is not to have a perfect match between the content and form is quite frustrating constant of this style of music. Especially since I have to admit that the "symphonies" are well made and contain the right amount of drama and epic sense! I think of these light notes of piano on the title The deicides that are truly breathtaking! We have the right to downright inspired passages of bombast of A Challenge of Honour, including the pieces Effervescence and The Missing men.
It is clear that this union is not memorable, but it is nonetheless pleasant and intended for an informed public, for where the musical work is not always satisfactory, thematic aspects and the atmosphere of album would fit into more than one listener.
review from Carl Neomalthusian.
http://mithratemplezine.tumblr.comRating: [4 of 5 Stars!]