Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Celeste - 2007 - Pessimiste(s)

There really isn't a lot of info about this hardcore band from lyon, france. Forming after Mihai Edrisch split (not that that narrows it down much), this is their first material on a split release from purepainsugar and alchimia. it brings a somewhat nuanced sound of glistening guitars and ethereal passages amidst the blistering drum and throat shredding vocals (hardly discernible even if you speak french). the shifting dynamics are what make it amazing: epic when it's heavy and beautifully tense when it's not. at a mere 18 minutes, it's quite a trip for such a short one.