VOLONTÉ: LES BLESSURES DE L'OMBRE
CD: Hau Ruck! HR!49 
Les Orages Du Crime
Les Yeux Fermés
La Foudre Et Le Tonnerre
Un Dernier Crépuscule
Vers La Lumiére
Ton Visage De Papier
Les Blessures De L'Ombre
Souvenir De Demain
Just as with "Le Feu Sacré", the first Dernière
Volonté full length, the second anticipated release, "Les
Blessures de l'Ombre" begins with the warm glow of an accordion ouverture.
And then, without ado the military pop-machine lurches into familiar gear,
yet not to be deceived this is a far different engine.
The production's salient polish dredge tracks mired about the ankles of
low-fi onto the mound of territory bravely won; Geoffroy D's voice hale
and robust as ever well suited in his French tongue. Drums meter the steps
that the organs march, uplifting tracks of bombast that will infect via
the soles of the listener's boots to match, horns sounding out the formidable
army. Particularly the tracks, 'La Foudre Et Le Tonnerre', and
verse-less 'Vers la Lumiere', which harkens ala Dead Can Dance
tribal rhythms with sharp strings are conspicuous favourites. Moments
of repose break the relegation to simple pop as pliant drifts of organs
and choir stretch the breadth between some tracks, much in the style of
LJDLP's ambient strains.
Overall, though no doubt housed in huddling dark shops' "dark ambient"
CD stands across the globe there is little of the oppressive and deafeningly
bleak here though melancholy holds face for several tracks. An excellent
follow-up, "Les Blessures de l'Ombre" illuminates the aggregating
presence of Dernière Volonté on the auspicious HauRuck!
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