Penitence Onrique are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays an occult form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Vestige" which was released by Les Acteurs de L' Ombre Productions.
Atmospheric sounding keyboards and clean playing starts off the album while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of melody while the clean vocals bring more of an avatn garde style onto the recording. The riffs also add in a great amount of melody as well as some growls also being utilized at times and the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic post metal style as well as clean playing also making a return on some of the later tracks. The production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics are written in French and cover alchemt, esoterica, philosophy and self discovery themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Penitence Onrique and if you are a fan of occult post black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le corps gele de Lyse" "Hesperos" and "Vestige". 8 out of 10.
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