Released by Debemur Morti Productions on 24 June 2016 and reviewed here by Jason Guest
This is exquisite agony. The debut release from France’s Au Champ Des Morts is nothing less than black metal beauty at its most endearing, enduring, and excruciating. Whether abandoning us in the depths of a barren wasteland, casting us into the flames, or suspending us between the mighty pillars of torment and sorrow, this two-track release is incredible.
Its burnt atmospheres, its scorching riffs, its melancholic melodies, and its all-consuming depths are balanced perfectly across the 15 minutes presented here. The refined production gives it the clarity and the weight that the two tracks demand and so the wonderful intricacies and complexities of both are conveyed with all the magisterial might that French black metal is renowned for. Created in 2014 by Stefan Bayle (of Anorexia Nervosa) and Migreich (of Vulv), black, bleak, beautiful, Le Jour Se Lève is an exceptional debut from a duo that is much more than the sum of its parts.
9 out of 10
- Le Jour Se Lève
- Le Sang, La Mort, La Chute