This album is really amazing. Though it was released nearly ten years ago,the songs in it are still adorable! Forgive my poor English!!!! Favorite track: Heurt. Lordarticus This is a combination of the best french black-gaze artists in the best french black-gaze album of all time I have had it on my wishlist all year, and finally made it to purchasing it Keng Hei Lou. The Questionable Question. Felix H. White Fox. Leaves Will Fall. Daniel Zidar. Marco Kill. Alex Borghgraef.
Lauren Vieira. Joe Mooney. Hylde moer. Mike Coys. Florian Bauer. Purchasable with gift card. Gas in Veins Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May However, there's not a single doubt in my mind that Album) album I found in my mailbox yesterday will suffer from a similar relegation into the 'fairly good' purgatory, for Amesoeurs ' self-titled debut album is even better than I had hoped for it to be.
The first and last full-length album of the French cult band turns out to be the haunting musical observation of modern civilization it was destined to be according to the musicians involved in the project.
Hailing from Avignon, a city in France famous for its anti-popes during the middle ages, Amesoeurs could be seen as the anti-pope of post-rock and black metal. While having many things in common with both genres, Amesoeurs offers an entirely unique sound that is bound to surprise fans of either genre. Even though the band's only other release was a 3-song EP called Ruines Humaines back inthe anticipation of Amesoeurs' first full-length was significant among metal- and post-rock fans alike.
Combining two genres that at first seem to share but a few similarities, Amesoeurs offered a depressing and dim view upon the dark side of the modern age: suffocating, polluted air; dirty junkies and hobos; intimidating buildings and a general lack of individuality in every aspect of society - the usual horrors of 'the big city'.
That is not to say Amesoeurs is political band, however. Even though it obviously expressed its revolt for the modern age rather than admiring it, the band portrayed its disgusts through dark poetry, rather than offering possible solutions through some preachy pseudo-political lyrics. The album continues where the EP left off, conceptually.
Although the compositions carry significantly less black metal elements with them on this album, the lyrical core is very much the same, and even executed better, one might say. Starting out with a haunting instrumental track, the band immediately reveals what it's about: mixing post-rock with black metal elements.
The presence of the latter-named element is not very strange, seeing as three of the four members of Amesoeurs are, or have been active in the black metal scene in one way or another.
Even though the opening track is an instrumental piece which maintains pretty much the same melody throughout the whole song, the diversity in style is immediately evident, while sounding completely natural nonetheless.
After the impressive introduction, Amesoeurs continues to manifest its diversity through the next couple of tracks. Song such as Heurt and Recueillement have obvious black metal influences, while not drifting away from the post-rock significantly enough to label the mix as inappropiate. Recueillement in particular is a very interesting track, seeing as a poem by the 19th century poet Charles Baudelaire serves as lyric for this song, and while the band leader, Neige, has often used Charles Baudelaire poems for other musical projects which are often built around an entirely different lyrical and musical conceptBaudelaire's poetry seems just as fitting and natural as it does in Neige's previous efforts to musically portray his work.
Perhaps the most interesting example of the diversity of this album is not the variation in rhythm or melody, but the vocals. Even if Audrey's soothing but sometimes enraged voice is nothing like Neige's enchanting screams, the variation, like with the rest of album, appears as natural and isn't disturbing to those who are somewhat used to the unconventional vocal arts of black metal.
Separated by a piano interlude called 'Amesoeurs Is Dead' in cypher code, referring to the band's then pending departurethe second half of the album is perhaps even darker than the first. Where the first couple of songs are sad and melancholic, the last few songs are more depressing, furious, and even aggressive. It kind of reminds me of Kurt Cobain, who wasn't a particularly cheery figure himself. The title track is in a way the most post-rocky song of the album, and the influences from Ian Curtis and Joy Division can clearly be heard, without damaging the originality aspect, by the way.
The album's closer, sung by Neige, reminds an awful lot of the first two tracks of the Ruines Humaines EP. Even though the track officially lasts 11 minutes and 16 seconds, the final, dramatic tones fade out after about 5 and a half minutes. While this is certainly bad news to anyone who enjoys this album, the knowledge of their departure hangs like a black cloud over the entire album, and perhaps unintentionally increases the effect the musicians went for when composing and recording this album.
All in all, Amesoeurs is an album that will not be forgotten by those who know how to appreciate it. While the mix of black metal- and post-rock elements might seem a bit intimidating and strange to those who are not familiar with either one of the genres, the album is certainly an absolute success, as it fulfills every ambition expressed by its creators.
It might take numerous listens, the right mood, and perhaps even training to uncover all of Amesoeurs' secrets, Album), but those who are able to lose themselves in its lonely soundscapes will realize that the Avignon quartet has made one of the darkest, yet most beautiful albums of all time. It is on one hand a shame that Amesoeurs has, probably forever, ceased Trouble (Éveils-Infȃmes) - Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs (CD exist as a band, as I personally feel they could've become a really big band, Yet Amesoeurs does what few other bands have ever succeeded in: leaving us a musical legacy with, in my opinion, not even a single song among it that's not absolutely beautiful.
Amesoeurs is dead. Long live Amesoeurs! Sound: 9 Lyrics: 9 Impression: 8 Overall rating: 8. Amesoeurs decided to split up way back in June ; initially the Album) was effective immediately, however they overcame their bizarrely publicised inner conflicts to record their first and last full length.
Angsty, huh? The album is sung in French, so any and all artistic lyrical merit has to be lost to blunt destruction at the hands of Babelfish. The clean female vocals, however, are frequent and yet never misplaced. Still, it is not of detriment to the record as a whole. The distant melancholia and it's relation to the name can only suggest that the demise of the band is far from ideal for anyone involved.
When a release like this becomes so hyped with only a 15 minute EP as a reference point, it is going to be difficult to please everyone. TheWizard Member. Gli Amesoeurs erano stati autori un paio di anni fa di Album) interessante mini cd intitolato "Ruines humaines", ora grazie all'italiana Code debuttano con questo album omonimo, che dimostra il buon fiuto dell'etichetta nostrana dopo aver dato alla stampe, sempre quest'anno, l'ottimo debut dei Fen.
Oltre all'ottima prova da parte dei musicisti devo citare anche la performance di Audrey S. Per chiudere veramente un bel disco questo debutto degli Amesoeurs, un prodotto originale e ben riuscito, un inizio niente male davvero per questa band francese, ma quando si ha in formazione un artista come Neige non si sa mai cosa aspettarsi, in futuro ne vedremo ancora delle belle Fine della la doverosa parentesi storica; si passa al disco vero e proprio.
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