Alrighty then what do we have
here, well it's the first full length album from Le Grand Guignol.
Le Grand Guignol Is based in Luxemburg a country that haven't
got many metal bands as far as know. So it's quite awesome to
review a band from a small country like Luxemburg. They started
the band not really long ago in 2006 and when I hear their stuff
it's unbelievable that these guys are playing some damn tight
Symphonic and melodic metal and that for a existence of hardly
one year. The label that is responsible for this release is
Maddening Media, don't know much about that label but after
this I will.
The first thing I thought when
I saw this disk in my mailbox I thought: Alright a black metal
cd with a kick ass cover design. But nothing of that is quite
true because Le Grand Guignol is not one of those raw black
metal bands but some serious and fucking high quality Symphonic
metal with tons of melodic moves. The only raw thing on this
disk are the screaming and hellish vocals from Philip Breuer.
But they not only use that kind of vocals, some times here and
there they use some clean and gothic kind of throat that sounds
quite nice between the blackmetal vocals. The guys from Le Grand
Guignol have put some serious time in the studio mixing this
material cause the production is like their compositions real
nice. A clean and hellish sound with in every track some scary
and dark keyboard on the background. No that's not all, on the
whole cd they use things like: Opera kind of vocals from a lady
and some kickass orchestra kind of parts with some old-school
violin. Well you just name it and this band is using it, fucking
good shit guys when you want to listen to non brutal shit.
Le Grand Guignol has recorded
eleven great tracks that are all quite alternated from each
other that is really worth listing, no bullshit on this disk
but a band that we got to watch out for in the future.