777 - The Desanctification
Released: Nov 2011
Label: Debemur Morti
Over seven tracks titled "Epitome VII" through "Epitome XIII," this French art-metal act turns a few new twists on the usual oceanic wallpaper-metal snooze. They mix spooky horror soundtrack effects into 20th-century atonal composition approximations and seemingly hired a menagerie of gremlins, goblins, ghoulies, monkeys and monks to grumble indecipherable and sometimes backward-masked conversations deep in the mix. And judging from all the subliminal tack-hammering going on, it's possible the recording studio abutted a construction site. Still, "Epitome X" sounds rather heavenly.
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