From the blackest part of France come Bahrrecht, and their second release L’Aube Glacée (“Dawn Frozen”). It follows on from their 2011 release Nuit de Neige (“Night of Snow”), maintaining the frosty theme. Therein the similarity with Disney’s Frozen ends, as the harsh riffs and belting drums would shred Elsa, Anna and Kristoff to pieces. Once they were lulled into a false sense of melodic security by acoustic opener “Hommage à une foi perdue” (“Tribute to a lost faith”) anyway…
Less violent and more melodic than their first outing, but yet still keeping the European 90’s black metal influences, Bahrrecht wanted to demonstrate how much those influences meant to them. The guitar riffs created on L’Aube Glacée are meant to be as powerful as riffs from bands such as Windir, Dissection, Taake and Ragnarok; or the lesser known but still just as powerful Finnish bands such as Arckanum and Wyrd.
Once again the cold and mysterious landscapes of eastern France and its history has been the main inspiration for the melodic riffs of the album.
L’Aube Glacée is out on October 31st and you can pre-order it via Ketzer Records.