have to confess that I haven't been following this band since their 1993 release
'Sublime Dementia'. I remember them being a rather technical death metal band, a
bit playing in the style Death did on their 'Human' album.
This new work is a little less technical and sounds rather modern. Sometimes
reminding of their country fellowband Gojira, but there are also songs with more
groove, the way a band like Gorefest used to have. Track 3, 5, and 7 have a more
groovy (read Gorefest) and rock approach whilst the others are more plain modern
death metal tracks with an old school base. Another band that I hear at times is
Amon Amarth especially because of the grunting vocals in combination with the
mid-tempo death parts. When the tempo slows down even more, like in "The Void",
the band Paradise Lost makes their entrance. "The Path" is one of the heaviest
and fastest songs on the album and the strange howling guitars do the rest.
These Frenchmen surprise me with a variable album in which old meets new and
with a certain groove that will please a lot, I think.