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Review: Belenos - Chants de bataille
Chants de bataille

Label: Adipocere Records
Year released: 2006
Duration: 47:00
Tracks: 14
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: February 24, 2006
Reviewed by: Ktb
Readers Rating
Chants de bataille

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (16 Votes)

What's wrong with Black Metal this year? So far, it seems like Death Metal is taking an advance over Black Metal. This is also another album I had highly expected, moreso than the new Eikensaden. I gave 97% to their previous effort, 'Spicilège', and as you also probably guessed it, this is nowhere near as good. The most irritating thing about this album are those interludes. Out of 14 songs, there are seven interludes. One was enough on Spicilège, why would you need one here? Anyways, even if you skip the interludes, you'll still be disappointed.

Alright, for the interludes, they're usually chants or stuff like that, mixed with some acoustics. Sure it's lovely, once. Seeing it one times makes you want to skip the whole album. The guitar tone is a bit different, mixed with some modified riffs. There's nothing wrong with them, but after a while, you realize that the magic from Spicilège isn't there anymore. You don't remember the riffs in your head forever. There are no flutes or any lovely stuff like that, just the same riffs, repeated over and over again, straight from the recording sessions of Spicilège.

I don't want to spend any more time on this album. I'm incredibly disappointed. Stealing riffs from other albums, unmemorable, boring overdone interludes, you name it, it's here. I wouldn't even recommend this piece of Garbage to the biggest Belenos fan.

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