Power of Metal.dk Review

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Style: Sludge/Post Black Metal
Release date: 29 March, 2013
Playing time: 38:59

Much bad can be said about sludge, but I won't spend more precious space and effort on doing that. I'll just make a note that the debut full length by French Regarde Les Hommes Tomber suffers from the same terrible yelling vocal as so many other sludge bands do.

That aside, this eponymously entitled disc has a very nice homogenic feel. Apart from a couple of bursts of black metal rage, the album sets a pleasant and atmospheric kind of mood with a slight touch of manic desperation. It also holds a number of heavy and slow, Sabbathesque parts which, of course, is the best way of grabbing the attention of most metal fans. As you'll probably know as a frequent reader of this site, I tend to like sludge when it focuses on instrumental parts. Long instrumental parts. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber has these long instrumental parts and that gives them extra points in my book.

All in all, this is an approved effort, although not world championship class. I don't think sludge music ever will be for me or any other writer of this site for that matter, but to keep you entertained for the drive to work and/or stay in a brooding mood where you're gagging for a headache to last forty minutes longer, this will do the trick very nicely.

01. Prelude
Wanderer of Eternity
Ov Flames, Flesh and Sins
Sweet Thoughts and Visions
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
A Thousand Years of Servitude
The Fall
Label: LADLO productions
Distribution: Season of Mist
Artwork rating: 58/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 30 March, 2013
Website: www.rlht.bandcamp.com