La Poule Noire are a band from Mexico that plays a very satanic and blasphemous form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "The Bastard Sons Of Lucifer" which was released by Ishtar Recs LP.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro along with some spoken word parts start off the album before going into a heavier direction. Blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the music along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic style while tremolo picking when it is utilized it gives the music more of a raw feeling. A small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing and a lot of the music focuses more on a mid tempo style.
Clean playing can also be heard briefly as well as one of the tracks being very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Ritualistic sounds also make a return in certain sections of the recording and they close the album with some Inner Mortem and Ereshkigal covers. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Luciferian, Black Magick and Anti Christian themes.
In my opinion La Poule Noire are a very great sounding satanic and blasphemous black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Bastard Sons Of Lucifer" "The Hex" "Queen of Heresy" and "Descent To The Maelstrom". 8 out of 10.