CD edition in vinyl replica sleeve.
Cover artwork by Sperber Illustrationen.
Four years on from their "À la lumière des cendres" debut, Quebecois black metallers GRIMOIRE return with a new EP, L'aorasie des spectres rêveurs. Although EP-length at four songs, L'aorasie des spectres rêveurs feels like a complete, total experience, bursting with windswept grandeur and icy-yet-fiery passion. GRIMOIRE might seem like a new band and thus L'aorasie des spectres rêveurs its first proper introduction to the international black metal scene, but the band is the sole vision of erstwhile Forteresse/Csejthe member Fiel. Formed in 2010, GRIMOIRE reveals the expression of a wandering, lonesome soul searching for the path to spiritual elevation. Dreams, fantasy, and beauty summoned upon the darkest mourning, ashes of chaos and emptiness, the broken wheel of time, creation and destruction, a conscience invoked by nonexistence, a light raised in obscurity: all this is accomplished across L'aorasie des spectres rêveurs with emotive, melodic black metal of a pure 'n' proud vintage, yet one not boxed in by tradition or cliche.
1. Tragédie des ombres
2. Les rumeurs des astres
3. Cachot de cristal
4. Cantilène céleste
METAL TEMPLE (GR) - 10 / 10 : "A definite hit and I can definitely see this one succeeding in the dark shadowy pits of Black Metal!"
KAOSGUARDS (F) : "GRIMOIRE merges melodic and epic Black Metal fury with the beauty of divine keyboards arrangement!"
ZWAREMETALEN (NL) : "'L'aorasie Des Spectres Rêveurs' sets the bar very high for other bands and projects like this!"
AVE NOCTUM (UK) : "This side project serves as a decent flag bearer for a pocket of Canadian creativity!"
WONDERBOX METAL (UK) : "Grimoire have an epic sound that consists of melodic grandeur, atmospheric keyboard highlights and frostbitten blasting! A very enjoyable release!"
METALLIAN (F) - 5,5 / 6 : "Perhaps Grimoire is currently generating a new subgenre - unintentionally."
METAL INVADER (GR) : "A worthwhile release that will be appreciated mainly by the fans of this music style!"
AUX PORTES DU METAL (F) - 17 / 20 : "Masterfully orchestrated atmospheres! Grimoire brings a breeze of freshness into Black Metal!"
METALFACTORY (CH) : "Irgendwo zischen Summoning und Alcest! Ein schöner Einblick in das (hoffentlich bald) kommende Album!"
WHITE ROOM REVIEWS (NL) : "Spherical Black Metal - beautiful!"
ROCK TRIBUNE (B) : "Enthralling songs!"
METAL HAMMER (IT) : "Pure beauty, pure emotions!"
DESTRUCTIVE MUSIC (UK) - 8,5 / 10 : "A well-executed blend of Atmospheric Black Metal - masterfully composed!"
AGAINST MAGAZINE (POR) - 8 / 10 : "Celestial and nocturnal!"
BRAVE WORDS (CAN) : "Grimoire make sure that the black metal foundation is at its heart!"
ANTICHRIST (UKR) : "Hauntingly beautiful and spellbindingly mesmeric! One of the most spectacular and enchanting Black Metal releases in the past decade!"
METAL MANIAC (BRA) - 10 / 10 : "Breathtaking!"
|Format:||CD (Extended Play)|
|Packaging:||Vinyl replica sleeve, spined sleeve and printed innerbag with blue metallic prints|
|Release date:||January 26th, 2015|