Internum Flagellationis are a band from France that plays a very depressive and suicidal form of black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2013 ep which was released by Pan & Goat Records.
"Le Vieux Mirroir" starts off with some slow lo-fi depressive black metal guitar riffing along with some powerful bass and synths which are mixed down very low which leads to some grim sounding screams and as the song moves on the riffing changes around a bit.
"Exhume" starts off with some clean guitar paying which utilizes finger picking and has a primitive feeling to them and after a minute dark synths make their presence known as well as some grim depressive screams.
"Flucons De Neige" starts off with a distorted guitar riff which leads to the drum programming and synths which also combine with the guitars along with some sloppy elements and there are no vocals present with the song being all instrumental.
"Le Saints Pieux" starts off with some sound effects and distorted guitar playing which leads to some drum programming and after awhile depressive screams and primitive synths make their presence known and the guitar riffs start sounding even more sloppy,
"Ne Jamais Se Relever" starts off with some amp distortion before going into some dark sounding guitar riffs and drum programming and after awhile the scream start kicking in and the song is very primitive with no power chords being utilized and the song closes with a sloppy guitar lead and drum programming.
"Finale" starts off with some sound effects which lead to some drone style guitar riffing and after awhile drum programming makes its presence known and the music goes into a more primitive area with the programmed drums while the riffing goes into a doom direction and closing the ep.
Song lyrics are written in French and cover suicidal and depressive themes, while the production has a very raw and primitive sound to it.
In my opinion while Internum Flagellations are a very original sounding band their instrument ability wont be to everybody's liking and I would only recommend it to the more open minded fans of depressive suicidal black metal. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Vieux Mirroir" and "Ne Jamais Se Relever". RECOMMENDED.