French act Viande finally reveals their debut album L’abime dévore les âmes, a journey through the bowels of extreme music that is as uncompromising as it is unforgiving.
Emerging from a French scene that is rich in diversity and the ability to challenge Viande to continue this tradition. Their music is dense, multi-layered, and enticing in its ability to draw you in. This is not raw death metal as it is pure death metal, ugly unforgiving, and foregoing any technical requirements to create a wall of sound that drags elements of doom to the surface along with some old-school slow grind to dismay the senses.
Foreboding and to be considered a whole body of work that builds to a crescendo of despair. Their war-like marches are slow and torturous, it’s dark and powerfully so, not relying on the comfortable tropes of extreme music but exploring a darker path devoid of light …. and joy. “Mirror Decharne,” “Traitre A la Vie’’ and ‘’Lueurs De Cendres’’ a mere snippet of a nightmare never completely forgotten, that gnaws at your conscious in the light and preys upon you in the dark.
All devouring and encompassing ‘’L’abime dévore les âmes’’ is the stuff of monstrous nightmares. Ugly intense and extreme Viande push the boundaries of Death Metal to even greater lengths. Uneasy listening at its finest.
Release Year: 2022
Label: Transcending Obscurity Records
Reviewed by Sparky