Seth - La morsure du Christ (2021)


Unleashing one of the most brutal and misanthropic Melodic Black Metal releases of 2021, today we have Seth and their latest opus “La morsure du Christ”. Perfectly blending uncompromising aggression, oldschool elements, and dramatic atmospheric arrangements, this release unleashes 50 plus minutes of majestic music. Having achieved cult status with only a handful of releases before its hiatus, this French outfit focuses on delivering quality over quantity with highly polished and extremely detailed releases like this one.

Opening with the album title track, the band delivers swift riffs alongside vicious harsh vocals, and a very persistent sense of melody in between brutal onslaughts. The band’s attention to detail and extremely high production values allow this, and all other songs to sound amazing and have high replay value, always discovering new things. After the first blow, the Seth sets a very melancholic and yet aggressive mood with the ravaging “Métal Noir” and its intoxicating atmospheric arrangements.

Giving a great sense of epicness and towering superiority to other bands in the genre, “Sacrifice de Sang” and “Ex-Cathédrale” are two extremely well crafted and intricate pieces of music. We particularly enjoy how the band transitions from blistering drumming and hellish vocals to dreamy atmospheric passages, and back to crafty old-school Black Metal riffs. The song that perfectly captures that old-school BM vibe has to be “Hymne au Vampire (Acte III)” and its crafty guitar work.

Just before closing this release, the band unleashes “Les Océans du Vide” and “Le Triomphe de Lucifer”, both highly emotive songs with lush symphonic arrangements and the band’s vicious tenacity. Overall, ”La morsure du Christ” is one hell of a punishing release filled with expertly crafted tracks, brilliantly executed instrumentation, and an overall sense of brutality and melody unlike any other release in 2021.

Band: Seth Album: La morsure du Christ

Label: Season of Mist

Release: May 7th, 2021

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Genre: Melodic Black Metal

Country: France

Rating: 97/100

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