Calvaire are a duo from Montreal, Quebec, Canada that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 demo "Je me souviens" which will be released on November 25th by Purity Through Fire Records.
Folk instruments start off the ep before going into a heavier direction which also introduces high pitched black metal screams onto the recording while the faster sections of the songs also utilize a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very raw and melodic style along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody as well as some clean vocals also being utilized at times which also gives the music more of a pagan metal feeling.
Calvaire plays a style of black metal that is very raw, epic and atmospheric sounding, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in French and cover the history of the Quebecers and their war against the English.
In my opinion Calvaire are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "La derniere bataille". 8/5 out of 10.