Pénitence Onirique delivers here a dark and intense Black Metal showing a head-on and complex brutality, somewhere between an alchemical ritual and an inward-looking sermon. Dragged out from souls’ sufferings, its first offering, V.I.T.R.I.O.L, takes us on an initiatory journey to the death. Four years later the band, now composed of six members, has decided to extend its universe with a new opus howling its vision of progress and probing the memory of what tends to disappear. “Vestige” translates in one single word this will to remind us of what is going to fade.
LINE-UP : Bellovesos: guitar lead, composition and additionnal sample
Dimiourgos : bass and composition
Vorace : rythmic guitar
Noktûrnos : ambient guitar
Ebrietas : lyrics and voices
ILLUSTRATION & ART DIRECTOR : Aurore Lepheliponnat | Hubert Pablo
“Have you ever read the first version of a popular tale, before it was gutted from its bloody core, of its mutilated flesh and of its atrocious conclusion? Vestige has kept from these original stories a strong evocative power. A sophistication not free from some savagery perfectly suited to Pénitence Onirique’s style. Its six mysterious creatures have sharpened the edge of their instruments with a magnificent brutality, slashing their songs into the veins of their cruel and dazzling atmospheric black metal. An opus as dangerously fascinating as the most noble monsters.”
Vestige | Release date : 09.12.2019 | Duration : 46:19
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‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L’ is an epic, imaginative blast of black metal
– Sonic Abuse
‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L’ is an epic, imaginative blast of black metal - Sonic Abuse Read the full review.
Music sets a bleak mood, perfect for a somber winter’s day.
– Echoes and Dust
Music sets a bleak mood, perfect for a somber winter’s day. - Echoes and Dust Read the full review
A true surprise in every way and not to be missed.
– Dead Rhetoric
A true surprise in every way and not to be missed. - Dead Rhetoric Read the full review.