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Review: Otargos - No God, No Satan
No God, No Satan

Label: Season of Mist
Year released: 2010
Duration: 47:21
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: September 11, 2010
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.94/5 (78.89%) (18 Votes)

Another band hailing from the Black Metal hotbed that is France. Unlike some recent high-profile releases from that country, this is not post-Black/shoegaze stuff, far from it. No God, No Satan is a mostly slow to mid-paced slab of dark, gloomy and haunting Black Metal. Rasps and screeches meet short bursts of narration on this album, mostly in English though there are some passages in French. The occasional faster passages where drums and guitars are blasting away in 90s BM fashion are frequent but the backbone of the album is really the slower material which drowns the listener into an overwhelming, poignant, dark and quasi-hypnotic atmosphere that you just can't get enough of.

No God, No Satan is hauntingly Black from the first to the last note, a diverse album that takes turns into darker and darker territory as it progresses. Mixing the 90s Scandinavian and the 2000s French Black Metal sounds, there's a lot to like here. An album that I just set on repeat and play for hours.

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