ASTAARTH "Gloria Burgundia"

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ASTAARTH "Gloria Burgundia"
  • Album: Gloria Burgundia
  • Year: 2007
  • Artist: 
  • France

We are dealing with plenty of bright and innovative ideas for the Black Metal scene. Especially as this duet originates in France, more precisely in the region you can spot within the album's title and it is all desired to become the Burgund version for Folk Pagan Black Metal! There are many influences from the local folklore, alongside different choirs, multiple traditional instruments (accordion, whistles, violin, flute, tambourine, harp, hurdy-gurdy, spoons), sieved through a quite brutal Metal filter, with a squalled voice that disturbs the ears because of its linearity, accompanied now and then by a normal and a feminine one; in conclusion, ASTAARTH proves by this very album that they have a fine potential, but so far all they've done is brutal, unrefined, just a continuous and unharmonized copy-paste.

Yet, I repeat: these guys clearly have a vision of their own and I am convinced that the new album will come along with their expected ripening.