Grylle are a band from France that plays a medieval form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Les Grandes Cimpagnies" which will be released in November by Antiq.
Folk instruments start off the album and are also a very huge part of the recording as well as giving the songs more of a medieval atmosphere.Spoken word parts are also added into certain sections of the recording while the songs also utilize a great amount of flutes and a goof portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them while grim black metal screams are also used quite a bit throughout the album. Drums are also added into some parts of the tracks and when the music speeds up on a couple of tracks blast beats can be heard as well as the music also capturing the raw aggression of black metal without the use of any distorted instruments.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow and mid tempo parts along with a couple of tracks being instrumentals and as the album progresses a brief use of trumpets, saxophones and violins can also be heard as well a few songs also adding in a small amount of clean vocals. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in French and cover French History and Dark themes.
In my opinion Grylle are a very great sounding medieval black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "France, qui te veult mal" "Loz en Croissant" "Le Pacte des Villes" and "Les Gendarmeaux de Dyablerie". 8 out of 10.