Label: Les Acteurs de l´Ombre Productions – AO76
Format: Digipack CD
Released: 07 June 2018
Style: Black metal
Paris’ Moonreich, a black metal band with such a capacity for delivering a ‘total package’ of well-written, well-produced, interesting, and re-listenable music, that is simultaneously capable of actually sending a shiver up your spine with a particular riff, or surprising you with a choice they make somewhere in one of their generally 6-10 minute compositions. As a slightly jaded, 40-something listener of the genre as a whole, it can be told that this is not something which happens on a regular basis, and as much as I sang the praises of the group’s prior effort Pillar of Detest back in 2015, these shadowy individuals have struck yet again with what is handily one of the better black metal efforts I’ve yet heard this year. Fast paced, aggressive and permeaded by that undefinable French trait. Digibook CD edition. Recommended for fans of modern French black metal scene as Malevolentia, Blut Aus Nord, Carach Angren, Anorexia Nervosa, Deathspell Omega.