SORDIDE – La France a peur (CD)
This evil, behemoth trio known as Sordide hail from France, and play a very depressive and agonizing style of black metal that’s sure to resurrect your inner demons.
Their music is very raw, unfiltered, and just goes for your jugular artery, as this is how malicious their black metal is. They’re not doing anything new, as this type of black metal was perfected by the likes of Azreal and Leviathan with really hellish atmospheric moments. “La France a peur” is a miserably played album, with many, many lows to invoke fear and darkness within your soul.
Considering they’re a power trio, they definitely manage to get their cold winter-like vibes across to the listener in a very potent way. The guitar rhythms have that weird, classically inspired feel to them, and the raspy vocals sound like the vocalist is being suffocated in a plastic bag.
I do not see much potential for this threesome, as the style of black metal they’re playing is popular today, then gone tomorrow. Despite the varying degrees of musical changes and eerie moments on here, Sordide’s music lacks the true meaning of black metal, as it sounds so fake. Maybe, it’s something to do with them being from France or they’re just stuck in a time warp of when this kind of depressive black metal was the flavor of the month.
Give them a try if you like darkened sounding black metal with emotionally draining elements or stick with the usual suspects: Emperor, Mayhem and Darkthrone. [Avantgarde Music] Sarjoo Devani