post black metal

Orakle - Éclats

Orakle are a French quintet, that is quite interesting, as the assimilate a lot of odd meter rhythms into a prog cornucopia with a lot of extreme metal elements. They have existed in different forms since the mid-90s, but have not been terribly prolific in their output, with just 3 demos and 3 proper releases prior to this one. They seem to easily slide between a deeply sophisticated instrumental prog into top down extreme passages that they dilute with some softer cleanly sung ones and they sing in French, which basically, limits their appeal to mostly Francophone territories, like their native France, Canada and a few more, with the possibility to crossover to other markets not completely squandered, but greatly diminished.

Woland releases new lyric video & announces live dates

Modern Post Black Metallers Woland of Finland has since the release of the debut album "Hyperion" received great reviews from all over the world, played at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo and made some changes to the line-up, now including Rainer Tuomikanto on drums (Shining [SWE]) and Pyry Hanski on bass (Black Sun Aeon, Before The Dawn).