Sunday, November 20, 2011

Forteresse (Full Lengths)

The more I learn about Quebec, the cooler the place gets. Forteresse another Quebec City gem I've found recently, though to be honest I should have expected these guys to be great with the simply staggering number of high quality bands coming out of Quebec City and Montreal these days.
Forteresse plays a solid, if not exactly original, ambient black metal that isn't too heavy on the synth (which are mixed with subtlety you probably wouldn't expect from a black metal drummer). Look forward to refreshingly thick guitars compared to genre standard, played by a man who is actively taking this band somewhere - there is a notable progression towards a much more atmospheric and melancholic sound if you listen to their albums in order. We'll find out where these guys are going next come Tuesday with the release of Crépuscule d'Octobre; I'll get my hands on it as quickly as possible and update this post with links soon after.

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Encyclopaedia Metallum

2006 - Métal Noir Québécois
2008 - Les Hivers De Notre Époque
2010 - Par Hauts Bois Et Vastes Plaines

Edit: I finally got it
2011 - Crépuscule d'Octobre 320CBR