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Review from Extreme Metal Voyager

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 31, 2015, In : English 
From: Extreme Metal Voyager
Published: October 28, 2015
Continuously unearthing exciting and edgy Black Metal that acts like it has a purpose, Verlies debut album further solidifies that strange, experimental edge of the style that´s rooted in France. From the city of Lille, comes a band that has a more claustrophobic character in contrast to the prominent “Shoegaze” wave that´s been in focus the last few years.

Originally self-released, “Le Domaine Des Hommes” secures a c...

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Review from Teeth of the Divine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : English 
From: Teeth of the Divine
Published: July 17, 2015

Translated as ‘loss’, France’s Verlies is a new three piece act, and Les Domaines Du Hommes was self released back in 2014, but the re-release has been picked up fittingly by Hypnotic Dirge Records. So the combination o the band name, country of origin and the label should clue you in as yo what to expect here.

Yes, depressive, but layered and typically ambitious and atmospheric French black metal is on tap here, and it’s go...

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Review from Ave Noctum Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: July 5, 2015
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Verlies is black metal band from France with their debut album. Yes but there is so much more to this than you might expect from such a simple sentence. Naiwan or N from Lille in France has been involved in a couple of other projects such as Desperation Angel and it is very obvious on first listen to this new act that he is an accomplished and versatile musician who doesn’t go down any formulaic or particularly conventional routes....

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Review from The Metal Observer

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : English 
From: The Metal Observer
Published: June 29, 2015

Debut albums can be a difficult proposition. On one hand, they can show band with some real talent in a completely surprising affair. On the other side, the bands can show a lot of promise but ultimately fall short of making an impact. Luckily for the French project Verlies, the former proves to be true. Mostly a one-man act (save for some guest studio performances) this full-length comes out of nowhere and creates one of the better...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 26, 2015, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: June 23, 2015

Atmospheric black metal is a genre known for a fairly specific style: shrieking vocals, clean leads soaking in reverb, and guitar riffs that create crushing walls of noise. Giants in the genre, like Wolves In The Throne Room or Weakling, pioneered this blend of ambience and aggression in the early 2000s, and 15 years later, the genre still sounds pretty much the same. Sure, there are plenty of groups that have taken the sound and t...

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Review from Dead Rheteric Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric Webzine
Published: June 9, 2015

If there is one label that seems to be able to sift through the underground to find metal bands doing off the beaten path stuff, it’s Hypnotic Dirge. French avant-garde Verlies is their latest acquisition, in collaboration with Throats Productions. Le Domaine des Hommes was originally released independently through Bandcamp, but is now getting a proper, label-backed release.

Le Domaine des Hommes has an eclectic mix of genres wit...

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Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy (and "Maladie" song premiere)

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: May 12, 2015
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Black metal is a genre that contains a set of seemingly-rigid guidelines that are constantly distorted in a myriad of ways. Taking the set formula and twisting it is, and always has been, a key part of what contributes to the quality of a black metal album. Hell, subgenres like atmospheric black metal and avant-garde black metal couldn’t have been created without the twisting and subverting of the rules of the genre. And today, I ...

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Review from Metal Bandcamp

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : English 
From: Metal Bandcamp
Published: April 11, 2014

French black metal means something different to just about everyone. For some, it’s the devilish chaos of Deathspell Omega or Blut Aus Nord. Others think of Les Légions Noires and its stripped down, raw approach. Or maybe the multi-talented Neige is the bannerman you envision, an artist who has contributed so much to the evolution of the style in the past decade despite recently casting it aside. But I don’t believe it boils down ...

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 Released: May 28, 2015
500 Copies
Genre: Avant-garde Black Metal