PARAMNESIA delivers atmospheric and progressive black metal rather uncommon for the European scene. Their music is inspired by Cascadian black metal bands such as WEAKLING, LEVIATHAN, FELL VOICES, ASH BORER, and YELLOW EYES. Although the band started in 2005, their first demo “Ce Que Dit La Bouche d’Ombre” came out in 2013 and was followed by 2 short Euro tours that same year. While not flawless, the demo was a definite eye opener for Les Acteurs de l’Ombre. A true sensibility, an innate feeling for arrangements, atmospheres which can be both solemn and at times personal, an enthralling musical universe, an atypical and unique sound, and a proactive band are all qualities that make PARAMNESIA a no brainer. In February 2014, Les Acteurs de l’Ombre co-produced their split album with UNRU (DE) followed up by a tour. Today, Les Acteurs de l’Ombre is proud to put out their first album; an album existing within its own world of oppressive atmospheres. While not as aerial as their past material (though much more visceral), the two songs totaling 40 minutes are dense, dark, and almost muddy thanks to heavier guitars and lower tuning consequently asserting the band’s identity. Their unique universe, genuine approach, and unquestionable stand depict a personal vision of atmospheric black metal. The entire experience is enhanced by the visuals created by the drummer, Pierre, aka Business for Satan. In the line of their previous work, this album was recorder and mastered by Martin at La Hall 14 during January/February of 2014.
LINE-UP : Pierre Perichaud (Drums) | Antonin Gerard (Guitars) | Simon Barth (Bass) | Thibault Bapst (Vocals)
ARTWORK : Business for Satan
Words from the label manager, Gérald Milani :
PARAMNESIA is the first atmospheric black metal band we’ve signed. I am quite sensitive to the cascadian black metal movement, born in the cascadian region of the USA, PARAMNESIA is closed to this in some aspects. The artistic approach and the way to apprehend their art is simple, very long atmospheric tracks, a progression in the composition close to lyricism. We are far from the classic scheme chorus / verse, each songs is an entire piece and takes us to a long emotional journey. From their first demo, I caught the enormous potential of the band. For those who did not had the chance to attend a show, know that their music take on its full meaning in live. You’ve got to give yourself up to what the musicians offers, let it go, with no concession, with energy and honesty. PARAMNESIA is an experience you live.
PARAMNESIA split with ULTHA | Release date : 27/10/2017 | Duration : 37:59
Format : CD > Digipack (AO-074)
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Another worthy contender of album of the year in the atmospheric black metal genre. – Destructive Music
Another worthy contender of album of the year in the atmospheric black metal genre. - Destructive Music Read the full review.
Don’t miss out on this, as it’s sure to be another top pick for me, and possibly you. – Black Metal and brews
Don’t miss out on this, as it’s sure to be another top pick for me, and possibly you. - Black Metal and brews Read the full review.
This is one hell of a debut album.
– Metal Revolution
This is one hell of a debut album. - Metal Revolution Read the full story