Croc Noir are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Mort" which will be released on December 21st by Wolfspell Records.
Heavy riffing along with some dark yet melodic guitar leads start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams and the music also has a lot of 90's influences.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while some of the riffing adds in first wave influences and dark sounding melodies along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length as well as some accordion's being used in the background at times, one track also adds in a brief use of rain and thunder sounds and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard and they close the recording with an acoustic instrumental.
On this recording Croc Noir expands on their raw style of black metal by adding in more accordion's which also makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in French and cover nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Croc Noir and if you ate a fan of raw black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Au seuil du trepas" and "Transi d'effroi". 8 out of 10.