Genre/Influences: Cold-Wave, Wave-Pop.
Background/Info: Scene Noir is hailing from Montreal (Canada) and has been active since 2011. “Violent Summer” is their newest work featuring three songs.
Content: This work evokes good-old 80s memories reminding me of the glorious days of Cold-Wave and Dark-Pop music. The songs are driven by slow rhythms featuring melodic synth lines, low, resonating bass and discrete guitar riffs.
+ + + : This work sounds like a contemporary adaptation of 80s Cold-Wave music. I like the vintage synth melodies and the singer’s deep timbre of voice. The last track features a true balance between synths, guitar and bass.
– – – : The songs sound a bit rudimentary and missing more explicit guitar power.
Conclusion: A pleasant and enjoyable work but nothing groundbreaking.
Best songs: “Black Wedding Day”.
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