Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Doom Death Metal
Release date: 18 March, 2013
Playing time: 46:09

Like a flash of lightning in a placid sky, discovering new talent tends to be unexpected and rare but also stimulating. Into this context step Angellore, a young trio from the South of France who have just released this, their debut full-length.


“Errances” (‘wanderings’ in French) follows a number of EPs and singles released since the band’s formation about 6 years ago. The music fits snugly in the Doom Death category and My Dying Bride is pretty much the only point of reference one needs as a description of the music. And like the English luminaries, Angellore too use the violin – such as in ‘Dans les Vallées Eternelles’ (‘In the Eternal Valleys’) and ‘Errances’. Together with acoustic guitar and some vocal harmonisations, the violin provides some great music while also accentuating the heavier parts.


The emotion and passion conveyed in the music’s execution is convincing – a crucial factor in this music genre. Well-placed clean and growling vocals are used throughout the album but the Death Metal singing sounded much more convincing to me. Originality is not one of the virtues of “Errances” but then this doesn’t detract too much from the enjoyment of the album.


So all you fans of My Dying Bride, Empyrium, Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy, early Tristania, even Type-O-Negative…don’t let this one get away.

01. Dans les Vallées Eternelles (8:22)
02. Tears of Snow (8:21)
03. I Am The Agony (6:48)
04. Weeping Ghost (4:29)
05. Errance (2:13)
06. ...Where Roses Never Dies... (7:29)

07. Shades of Sorrow (8:27)
Label: Dreamcell 11/Aural Music
Distribution: www.facebook.com/AngelloreDoom
Reviewed by: Chris Galea
Date: 5 November, 2013
Website: www.facebook.com/AngelloreDoom