CELESTE – Mortes Nees CD
I don’t mind bands that take the black metal template and beat it severely in order to see how far the edges will expand from its original shape. It’s something that’s always been part of the genre but those bands were firmly in the black to start with. CELESTE sounds like a screamo band trying to play post rock/post black metal and failing at it miserably, at least in the black metal dept. Four children of incestuous relationships (?) from France singing in French, the song titles and lyrics are in French. I have no idea what they’re singing about. The guy could be screaming about how his parents are satanic and he’s in love with a hot chick but is stuck in a relationship with a girl who everyone thinks is a lesbian. It’s the mustache. Then there’s the over the top wall of noisy discordant guitar which is headache inducing. Hey guys the paint on the wall that I’ve been watching while listening to your CD is dry already. I bet they named the band after one of their moms. This is their third full length as well, yawn. This is an experiment gone all wrong. The black metal genre was about power and not some wimp crying while his friends bash & pop in the background.