Pentitence Onrique are a band from France that plays an esoteric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album V.I.T.R.I.O.L" which will be released in September by Emanations.
A very dark, melodic yet heavy sound starts off the album and the guitar solos and leads also use a great amount of melody while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also gets very atmospheric at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and a great portions of the tracks a re also very long and epic in length and the music is also perfectly balance between both old school and modern black metal influences while some tracks also bring in a small amount of growls and as the album progresses some of the tracks start utilizing a small amount of clean guitars and nature sounds.
Penitence Onirique plays a style of black metal that is very melodic, raw and atmospheric sounding and also perfectly balance between both the old school and modern forms of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover Alchemy, Occultism and Esoteric themes.
In my opinion Penitence Onirique are a very great sounding esoteric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Soufre" and "V.I.T.R.I.O.L". 8 out of 10.