Eng/Fr Review MALSAINT A.I.P
Anti-Islamist Black Metal
With Malsaint we reach the very dark side of the dark force. A controversial group if ever there was one, the combo of Kommander and Sün (two individuals who are not there to joke and who are also found in Vermine as a live band). With all the ideological paraphernalia that this type of Black Metal can carry (National Socialism, hatred and elitism), we know very well that we must not get our hands on such a fire without fireproof gloves or we will leave the epidermis there. We must recognize here the relevance and courage to attack directly the cancer that is Islamism, rather than endlessly calling for the burning of Christian churches deserted by their followers. In this unhealthy sense are in a totally Black Metal coherence: monotheism is the enemy, certainly, but Islam (and especially Islamism, its degenerate version) is the priority!
Beyond these considerations there is the content of this first cult album (the term is not usurped) released in 2014. And there, there is enough to make everyone agree: Malsaint proposes a Black Metal in which the influences of Punk and Thrash are not absent (so much the better) and which carries a coaly, poisonous and violent sound. Kommander's guitars are, however, very pleasant, juggling between Thrash and Death, with high quality solos. Sün has a croaking, rough and hateful voice, which admirably serves the group's dark purpose. Did not seek to make friends with Malsaint, these people are claimed antisocials whose faded souls are at the service of the most intransigent Black Metal. A huge album from which we are still hoping for a follow-up (the band has only released splits since then) knowing that in these times of politically correct thought, the conditions for the release of a second album of the same calibre are likely to be very complicated...