énitence Onirique delivers here a dark and intense Black Metal showing a head-on and complex brutality, somewhere between an alchemical ritual and an inward-looking sermon. Dragged out from souls’ sufferings, its first offering, V.I.T.R.I.O.L, takes us on an initiatory journey to the death. Four years later the band, now composed of six members, has decided to extend its universe with a new opus howling its vision of progress and probing the memory of what tends to disappear. “Vestige” translates in one single word this will to remind us of what is going to fade.
“Have you ever read the first version of a popular tale, before it was gutted from its bloody core, of its mutilated flesh and of its atrocious conclusion? Vestige has kept from these original stories a strong evocative power. A sophistication not free from some savagery perfectly suited to Pénitence Onirique’s style. Its six mysterious creatures have sharpened the edge of their instruments with a magnificent brutality, slashing their songs into the veins of their cruel and dazzling atmospheric black metal. An opus as dangerously fascinating as the most noble monsters.”