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Review: Archaosifer - Le héraut de Sa Volonté
Le héraut de Sa Volonté

Label: More Hate Productions
Year released: 2015
Duration: 31:35
Tracks: 3
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: December 18, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Le héraut de Sa Volonté

Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

The Russian Black Metal scene is constantly growing, offering hundreds – even thousands – of bands with this blacker ink incorporated into their sounds. Here's one more, named Archaosifer. The members of the band intentionally conceal their names, information, details, location and future plans. Ok, fair enough. The only thing that interests me, anyway, is their music, and how they are able to deliver their goods, in terms of a convincing musicianship.

Le héraut de Sa Volonté, which is the French-written album title of Archaosifer's debut album (meaning The Herald of His Will in English, I guess), and which was originally released on Chupacabra Productions in 2015 as a limited edition of 88 cassettes only, has now gotten the CD treatment as well, thanks to More Hate Productions.

As far as Archaosifer's blacker-than-thou manifest on this album is concerned, it would be very easy to say there's nothing new under the freezing moon. The Swedish ineffable kings of darkness, in other words Dark Funeral, have at least been a minor influence on Archaosifer when it comes to the violent and aggressive guitar riffs and stuff. The drum sound is somewhat weak and awful. They unfortunately don't sound any better than a pair of thin cans, which more or less leaves a listener less impressed about the quality of this release. For die-hard Black Metal fans this fact hardly matters, as there's undoubtedly enough 'trooness' to their sound.

The thing is, Le héraut de Sa Volonté ain't overly a bad album, but it certainly isn't that great and an all priests-killing and/or virgins-slaying release either.

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