Thursday, January 23, 2020

EP Review: BAUME "L'odeur de la lumière" (Pest Productions) by Sarah McKellar

Band: Baume
Location: Paris
Country: France
Genre: Experimental rock/black metal
Format: Limited edition CD, limited edition cassette, digital
Release date: October 15, 2019
Baume is a 3 piece experimental black metal band located in Paris, established in 2017. “L'Odeur de la Lumière” is Baume’s second 2019 EP released through Pest Productions. Sheer experimental black metal chaos at its finest can be one of the few ways to describe Baume. Strong musicianship combined with a distinctly mournful approach creates an oddly melodic feel to “L'Odeur de la Lumière”. Consistently experimental with a wide array of vocal techniques and a melodic yet brutal approach ensures for a consistently interesting release. Switching from a more melodic approach to a more traditional depressive black metal approach halfway through “L'Odeur de la Lumière” adds a brutal and welcome change. Samples scattered throughout this release provide another diverse and experimental aspect to the sheer brutal, chaos that has come to be expected of Baume. A depressive and mournful instrumental gives way to the final track of “Les Saints des Derniers Jours” which is literally an exercise in mournful post-black metal brutality. I truly enjoyed the experimental attitude Baume has taken with this release as it was constantly evolving and changing- you literally did not know what to expect next. I genuinely look forward to hearing more of Baume’s future material and await to see which direction their music takes them. -Sarah McKellar

Gaetan Juif: Vocals, Guitars, Synth, Drums
Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen: Bass, backing Vocals
Laurene Hamery: Backing Vocals

Track list:
1. I.Ainsi grossit le Ciel
2. II.L'Air Rouge
3. III.Du Sang sur les Mains
4. IV.L'Odeur de la Lumière
5. V.Les Saints des Derniers Jours

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