Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Industrial-Rock.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: De Marbre is a French formation hailing from Lyon unleashing their self-released debut album.
Content: The work takes off a Dark-Wave inspired style but quite rapidly they move into a harsh and merciless harder and rough format which I would define as ‘Industrial-Rock’. Songs have been sung in French and English; sometimes mixing both languages in the same song. The guitar playing is ultra-dominant while songs have been also accomplished with synth treatments.
+ + + : Total respect for this debut work! The artwork (digipak) looks great but the production also appears to be mature and professional. The sound is powerful and carried by solid choruses. The album features multiple cool songs and the title song is an absolute masterpiece right at the end. The way this song is evolving into a climax is impressive.
– – – : I regret the album only features 8 songs.
Conclusion: This is a great debut in the purest DIY style.
Best songs: “Feu De Veines”, “Sous Verre”, “New Moment”.
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