Just in time to kick off your weekend in style, high-traffic music portal Stereogum.com today hosts an exclusive stream of “Casse, Pêches, Fractures et Traditions” from French black metal miscreants, PESTE NOIRE. The twisted, tortured and plainly demented-sounding opus is the opening track off the band’s recently unveiled L’Ordure à l’État Pur full-length. Released in North America by Transcendental Creations, L’Ordure à l’État Pur is a truly brilliant work of wormy, muddy black metal for derelicts, ingrates and scoundrels; a mixed bag of Filth and Tradition brought to you by the one and only, DJ Famine.
Check out “Casse, Pêches, Fractures et Traditions” HERE.
“This a stew of black metal, hard rock, punk, oi, ethereal folk, classical, industrial, electronica, polka… Famine doesn’t even limit himself to using musical instruments in his construction of music. At points here, he employs the sounds of whips cracking, ambulance sirens, guns being cocked — and he uses these things not as effects, but as percussive elements, which underscore the violence of the music, the fear and chaos.” — Long Island Press
“What puts Ballade Cuntre Lo Anemi Francorcomfortably in the black metal realm is that in spite of how hook-laden it may be is it’s overwhelmingly evil aesthetic. Had Satan truly gotten behind the White Stripes, they might have ended up sounding something like this.” — Sputnik
“…every bit as eccentric and scatterbrained as nearly anything the French oddity has produced to date.Famine, or shall I say La Sale Famine de Valfunde has crafted another startling absurdity, this time through his own new imprint ‘La Mesnie Herlequin’, for which he’s also managing a record store and ‘zine. “ — From The Dust Returned