Non Serviam are a band from France that plays a mixture of black, sludge, doom metal, grindcore, industrial, electro, experimental, trip hop and baroque music and this is a review of their 2020 album "Le Coeur Bat".
A very avant garde sound starts off the album while the music also gets very experimental at times. Clear vocals and spoken words can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with some songs also adding in clean playing and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark and melodic style.
Programmed beats can also be heard in some parts of the recording and they add in touches of trip hop while the vocals also add in a decent amount of grim yet high pitched black metal screams. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with some female vocals also being utilized briefly.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard along with some melodies also being added in the guitar riffing. The slower sections of the songs also capture the heaviness of doom metal as well as the songs also adding in a great amount of electro sounds.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as some demonic voices also being brought into the songs at times. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length along with the tracks also adding in a decent amount of synths and elements of industrial can also be heard in certain parts of the album.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also having its psychedelic moments. One of the later tracks is an instrumental and as the album progresses some of the music also adds in the brutality of grindcore. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Non Serviam are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge, doom metal, grindcore, industrial, electro, experimental, trip hop and baroque music and if you are looking for something that is very original, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Coeur Bat" "Salem" and "Je Contre".8 out of 10.