This is a review of another recording from Monde Celeste which continues their hybrid sound of post black metal and shoegaze with the album being untitled and self released in 2013.
"Unnamed Track I" starts off with clean guitar playing before the sound effects and heavy post black metal guitar riffs kick in which leads to the drum programming and quiet grim screams along with some synths and the screams get more louder and depressive as the song moves on and when the song already has 3 minutes the clean parts return while keeping the screams and after awhile the song gets silent for a few seconds and returns with semi heavy melodic guitar riffing.
"Unnamed Track II" starts off with brief clean playing, before the programmed beats, heavy guitar riffs, shoegaze/post rock synths and depressive scream kick in and after a few minutes the heavy parts leave the music for a few seconds while the screams stay around going for more of a traditional post sound before going to the heavy and melodic parts after a couple of minutes.
"Unnamed Track III" starts off with some slow, dark black metal guitar riffs, before the synths, programming and screams kick in with the music going slightly more into a faster and more black metal direction while keeping the post rock elements and then the music gets really soft and clean singing makes its presence known in the song while also keeping the screams along with some melodic guitar playing while also slowly going back to a heavier sound.
"Unnamed Track IV" starts off with some acoustic guitar playing which utilizes finger picking which sets up the pace for the programmed beats and as the song moves in melodic guitar leads and screams make their way into the music before getting soft and adding in the clean singing which leads to heavier guitar riffs while retaining the melody as well as switching back and forth between soft and heavy parts throughout the rest of the song.
"Unnamed Track V" starts off acoustic guitar playing which has post rock elements in it which leads to the programmed beats, slow, dark and heavy black metal guitar riffs along with the high pitched screams while also having shoegaze sounds in the background before going into a more melodic direction while still maintaining the screams and heavy parts and then the music starts adding in some clean singing chants.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very strong and powerful sound for being a self released recording with the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Monde Celeste which sounds alot darker than their past material and if you are a fan of post black metal mixed with shoegaze, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "II" and "V". RECOMMENDED BUY.