Sunday, 29 April 2012

Elend – Les Ténèbres Du Dehors (1996)


Country: France

Tracklist
1. Nocturne 04:51
2. Ethereal Journeys 14:29
3. The Luciferian Revolution 10:57
4. Eden (The Angel In The Garden) 04:17
5. The Silence Of Light 08:05
6. Antienne 06:46
7. Dancing Under The Closed Eyes Of Paradise 09:36
8. Les Ténèbres Du Dehors 04:23

Elend's work can best be described as very dark and oppressing symphonic music influenced by Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Henry and Peter Eötvös
Their method of structuring pieces of music does not follow any dogmatic rules and their use of arrangements reaches peaks in terms of orchestral density and vocal diversity. 
They have kept the traditional instrumentation of post-romantic orchestras but taken the limits much further by multiplying the number of instruments in each section and extending it by integrating modern elements 
such as ambient and industrial sounds and percussion instruments.
Les Ténèbres du Dehors is a black haunting release. It is the second in their highly acclaimed, 
very dark and violent Officium Tenebrarum Trilogy.
Elend confirm their originality and their will to gather the Black Metal fans and the fans of classical music. 
Les Ténèbres du Dehors seems to be more complex musically, more refined,
where Iskandar expresses his suffering while Eve and Nathalie haunt that symphony of divine voices, led by Renaud.
Music for the fallen angels.

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