Label: Les Acteurs de l´Ombre Productions -AO-009
Format: Digipak CD
Released: 30 March 2013
Style: Sludge/Post-Black Metal
With a sonorous name like Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (the English translation “See How They Fall” not possessing quite the same epic and fatalistic resonance), this French band promises something special on its self-titled debut album. Right from the start with a pounding drum beat suggesting that the End of the World is Nigh, these guys put everything they have into the music. The band’s music is a combination of atmospheric melodic post-BM and hard-hitting doom sludge; whether the style of music preceded the naming of the band or the name came first – it’s actually derived from a movie made in the 1990s – probably doesn’t matter as somehow it’s hard to imagine any other style of music (apart from perhaps the most apocalyptic forms of black metal) being appropriate. Hard to believe that all of this happens in just under 40 minutes: so monumental and epic is this recording that your head feels that it’s been blasted with heavy doom music slabs for twice that length. The story is dark and overwhelming in its sadness but a glimmer of hope appears near the end. This recording is not for the faint-hearted but it offers plenty to reward those who can follow it. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Darkened Studio in various places: warehouse for drums, cold hut for guitars and bass, during winter 2012. Recommended for fans of Downfall Of Gaia, The Great Old Ones, Entropia, Deluge, Eibon, SunStare, Redwood Hill.