Do you remember VINDSVAL and the
excellent "Imperium Grotesque" debut? It has been
released long years ago at the FALKENBACH mastermind's label!
I had no idea that the band still exists or that it changed
the name! Luckily for me, others haven't forgotten me and I
must admit I was completely astonished when I've opened the
envelope and I've seen this very CD. A swarthy presentation,
nice words in the info sheet, everything seemed professional.
And I started to listen to the CD...after the first audition,
nothing helped me into understanding the material: theatrical
and dramatic Black Metal, with Classic operatic influences,
aggressive masculine voices, background soprano, normal and
calm voices afterwards, alluring keyboard, fake rhythmic guitars,
waving battery, uproar, theatre scene, mountebanks, echoes,
sound distortions... a draconic intricate and extremely complex
sound! Starting with Heavy Metal, Power or Progressive all the
way to Black Metal, with plenty of atmosphere entwined with
much violence, saturated in every imaginable elements and also
fully confusing, the sound is obviously: unique! Maybe it is
far too diversified, too complicated some may say, perhaps far
too atypical... these could give a name to this sound's deficiencies...otherwise,
the band gives us a ride through Dark music material, reminding
me of DEVIL DOLL, ARCTURUS or THE KOVENANT. There's no doubt
we are dealing with an Avantgardistic project, utterly experimental
for this scene and saturated in drama, where there's no place
for unveiling certain instruments, as an entire orchestra imposes.
Truly inovative! Well, it was natural to be so, as their scents
are perfumed in the last century's French theatres aromas...therefore,
we can uncover the band's name, translating as the Great Buffoon!
Trust me, it worth being experimenting!