France's Sordide have returned with a new recording which shows the music going for more of a modern black metal style and this is a review of their 2021 album "Les Idees Blanches" which will be released in June by Les Acteurs de I'Ombre Productions.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with some dissonant style structures also being added into some of the guitar riffing and melodies are also added into some of the riffs.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while the guitar leads are also done in a very dark yet distorted style when they are utilized. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with some of the riffing also showing an influence of punk rock as well as the music also being more experimental than previous releases.
Most of the music also brings in more of a modern style along with the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when it is utilized. Some of the tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard, the closing track is also very long and epic in length. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in French and cover France, Violence and Anti Fascism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sordide and if you are a fan of modern black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Je n'ai nul pays" "Ne savior que rester" and "Vers jamais". 8 out of 10.