After the long long journey through psychedelic stoner black metal, they came back to the dark and ominous black metal they used to be, even though they still have psych morbidity.
Less occult, and more fast and tight than the early albums. Full of dark desolate melodies and aggression of cold anger, which I'm much fond of.
A great album. A great comeback. ★
Favorite track: Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes).
Acknowledged for their brand of black metal influenced with a mix of heavy grooves, doom-laden lyricism, and thickly distorting sludge, the French band GLORIOR BELLI announced a return to their roots on new record.
The band commented: "The production is by far one of the best that GLORIOR BELLI ever had. Drums & Bass are absolutely devilish and placed under the spotlight. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered in our own studios, having an absolute control as usual over the sound. The guitar work overall will bring you back to the origins of the band. Conceptually wise, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) will smother you with darkness and light, both stuffed down your throat with the same rage that could be heard on GLORIOR BELLI's ealier records. When the Night is coming down on you, will you find a way through the dark? A record for the very few of us who truly embrace the desire to break from the cosmic prison".
Steadily climbing the ladder of artistic development, GLORIOR BELLI has developed a very unique sound and image in the often stiff frames found within the black metal genre. Descriptions such as "Avant-garde black metal bluesmen" (Pitchfork) or "bluesy doom-sludge" (Metal Sucks) are only two sides of the same coin, but the beast can wear many faces. While the band's last album "Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls" (2013) was a combination of southern stylistics and crushing heaviness, its successor "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)" reveals a new chapther in this unusual relationship of genres, only this time, the emphasis is on the black metal side.
The band is led by Infestvvs (aka Billy Bayou), since its inception in Paris in 2002, who currently takes care of all instruments. He is endorsed by Randall Amplifiers and will be accompanied on stage by fellow Luciferian silhouettes known as "The Innominati".
released May 6, 2016
The album is available in following formats:
- Jewelcase CD.
- Regular black gatefold LP (limited to 200 handnumbered copies).
- Gold gatefold LP (limited to 100 handnumbered copies).
- T-shirt in two different designs.
supported by 63 fans who also own “Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)”
Why do people like this music? Because they hate how it carries them away? How it transfers sound into inner peace? How it is right on, as a combination of all right sounds and tempo; like a violent peace that it is?
I just don’t know. FakeFur777
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019