December 10, 2008

Forteresse - Métal Noir Québécois

Band/artist - Forteresse
Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - You can guess
Album - M
étal Noir Québécois
Year of release - 2006

Oh, Canada. Our home and blah blah blah. Here's some Quebecois
nationalist/separatist black metal for humanity's collective enjoyment. Dense yet ambient-ish stuff carried entirely on the strength of the slow but not unmelodic riffs that envelop you like a mist. The drums and vocals are there, but exceedingly simple and understated, respectively, and of really quite little importance. Burzumesque, certainly, but with big Canadian balls instead of Varg's little Norwegian peanuts. I had actually already posted Forteresse's latest when I decided I'd rather put up this one. It's a bit less raw and minimalistic than Les Hivers de Notre Époque, with a bit more ground given to the melodies. Epic, foresty melodies that is, immersive enough even for my demands and with more than a touch of proud nostalgia (La Flamme et le Lys!). Métal Noir Épique Québécois, mère-niqueur! Alors.
  1. La moisson de la liberté (The harvest of liberty)
  2. Une nuit pour la patrie (One night for the fatherland)
  3. La flamme et le lys (The flame and the lily)
  4. De sang et de volonté (Blood and will)
  5. Métal Noir Québécois (Québécois black metal)
  6. Honneur et tradition (Honour and tradition)
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