Lutece are a band from France that plays an epic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "From Glory Towards Void".
A very dark and atmospheric sound starts off the album along with the sounds of war and after while the music goes into more of heavy and melodic direction along with blast beats being utilized as well as some grim black metal screams and the solos and leads also bring in a great amount of melody.
Death metal influences can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and as the album progresses synths can be heard in the music at times and some tracks also bring in a melodic and raw style of black metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the songs are very diverse and you can also hear elements of war and thrash metal and there is also a brief use of classical guitars on a couple of tracks and the last song is very long and epic in length.
Lutece plays a style of black metal that is very aggressive and epic while also being very melodic and heavily influenced by death metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover European Pride, Pagan Events, and Battlefields.
In my opinion Lutece are a very great sounding epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Venom Within" "Architects Of Pain" "The Last Standing Flag" and "What Lies Beyond". 8 out of 10.