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Review: Triskèle - Les Murmures De La Forêt
Les Murmures De La Forêt

Label: Cryoproduction
Year released: 2003
Duration: 48:24
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: July 20, 2005
Reviewed by: Ktb
Readers Rating
Les Murmures De La Forêt

Rated 4/5 (80%) (1 Vote)

It took me so long to get this album. I looked for it everywhere, and then yesterday I find it and Origines (the album after this one). I had heard only good thing about Triskèle, so I had to pick this up. I also heard they were somewhat similiar to Akitsa (another excellent BM band from Québec). So I picked this up, to see if these guys were really that good.

As you've also probably read, Les Murmures De La Forêt was recorded in the forest - which gives the guitars and the drums a lot of echo, basically every instruments echoes a lot, and that gives a very unique sound to all the songs. It's not that similiar to Akitsa though. Akitsa uses lots of electronic effects and a bunch of stuff like that, but Triskèle only uses a guitar, bass, and drums (and a triangle for the acoustic tracks).

The only problems here is that most of the songs sound too much alike and deliver the same type of atmosphere; they give the same feelings to the songs. I would've appreciated this release more if it had 1) more acoustic tracks (still, the one provided on here is amazing) and 2) Less repetitive riffs in songs. That doesn't mean this album isn't original though.. Just take a look at the long atmospheric instrumental track "Les Murmures De La Forêt". It contains no guitar riffs at all, just drumming and triangle that's supposed to imitate the sounds of the forest. It's very well executed. I also really enjoyed the aforementioned acoustic track "Ombres". It's really simple, but it gives a really sad and dark feeling to the album (contrarily to the opening track, "...Prélude", which gives a really "ancient" vibe to the album).

I hope these guys continue to make excellent music. Recommended if you like unique BM.

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