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Artist: MENACE RUINE
Title: The Die Is Cast
Format: CD
Label: Alien 8 (@)
Rated: *****
Eight months after their debut album "Cult of ruins" the Montreal duo is back with a new astonishing new album. Their debut was a good album that mixed drones, black metal and noise but with THE DIE IS CAST the duo decided to change a lot their style and to pleasantly surprise their audience. The seven tracks of the album are always based on guitar drones but this time there isn't no black metal influence, instead you'll find medieval melodies and percussions duetting with the charming vocals of Geneviève. Try to imagine the Dead Can Dance album "Aion" and switch the traditional instruments with drones, chants and traditional percussions as well drum blasts. Menace Ruine succeeded into surprising giving to their music originality without losing their powerful sound. Power that finds its consecration on the 16 minutes of the closing "The bosom of the earth". Great album!

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