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Vieux 02/06/2015, 16h17   #11
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Submitted for your approval: In Cauda Venenum. Hailing from France, this act is here to bring “atmospheric black metal inspired by life, art, utopism, fatalism, & inheritance.” There is a superb layering of instrumentation happening here that is full without becoming an amorphous blob. The production is reminiscent of late 80's thrash and 2nd wave black metal. While these are choices known for their grit and “kvlt”ness, the decision (or perhaps necessity) really allows each instrument to come through clearly in the mix.

But more impressive than these aesthetic choices is the songwriting. There are plenty who would shy away from an album that is made up of two 21 minute tracks. In this case, they would be fools. Each song is filled with different movements and varied pacing from the slow and sorrowful to the fast and vengeful. And while it is not Viking metal, there are certain moments where the marching power chords reminded me of Bathory's Nordland. I have heard my share of lengthy tracks that had me checking my watch, but In Cauda Venenum had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.

Taking a deeper look at the individual parts at play, there is a lot going on. You've got the tortured shrieks and occasional baritone singing that lingers in the distance. Those who have listened to Downfall of Nur can expect a pretty similar quality and level in the mix. I appreciate that unlike a lot of atmospheric black metal, they are still loud and clear enough to make out. Then you have the guitar work. There are some cool, doomy bass parts as well as a breadth of lead riff styles always shifting and changing. Foreboding high-pitched tremolos, grim chord progressions, solos, clean post-metal interludes...each flowing seamlessly into the next with the help of some keen drumwork.

Ultimately, like its cover, this debut is a work of art that celebrates both beauty and the macabre. If one needed a starting point in transitioning from the typical 3-5 minute song to something with a bit more girth, this would not be a bad choice. Check it out for yourself on bandcamp. It's only 5 Euro to add it to your collection.

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Atmosphärischer Post Black Metal ist an sich nichts Außergewöhnliches. Doch der selbstbetitelte Output der Franzosen In Cauda Venenum macht jedoch in vielerlei Hinsicht auf sich aufmerksam. Zum einen ist die spielerische Reife zu erwähnen, zum anderen die über einundzwanzig Minuten andauernde Spieldauer der einzigen beiden Strecken, wobei dabei die Spannung durchgehend aufrechterhalten werden kann. Verbunden mit der Tatsache, dass es sich hierbei um ein Debütalbum handelt, kann man schon den Hut ziehen und darf gespannt über den weiteren Werdegang der Band sein. Nach fast unmerklichem Beginn zeigt „Olpha“, getragen von Tempowechseln und Abwechslungsreichtum eine düster, beklemmende Stimmung auf, um immer wieder einmal mit aggressiven Gesangsparts bis hin zur Raserei auszubrechen. Das Folgende „Tmega“ steht dem Vorgänger in nichts nach und wirkt dabei noch etwas dichter instrumentalisiert und schafft damit eine noch etwas intensivere Atmosphäre. Tipp: Genre Fans sollten bei einem Glas Wein und geschlossenen Augen dieses Machwerk einfach gemütlich auf der Couch auf sich einwirken lassen.

Note: 8.5 von 10 Punkten
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In Cauda Venenum started back in 2010 by Romain Lupino, better known as Ictus within the band’s ranks. In 2012, Nicolas Deléchenault, who goes by the initials N.K.L.S., was brought in as the drummer for the project, while Ictus would handle everything else. It wouldn’t be until five years after the initial date of conception this now two-piece black metal act from France would make their presence felt with their self-titled full-length debut in early April of 2015. The recording, a two song opus, was picked up for limited distribution through Emanations, a sub-label to the underground powerhouse known as Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions. But does this just over forty-two minute offering stand as a testament to the regional impact of the style, incorporating an artistic touch to the conceptual atmospheres and “post-” approach , or is it nothing but pretentious and generic compositions in the rawest form manageable?


In Cauda Venenum is that of a raw sounding effort, though it exists for a reason: Atmosphere. Unlike many who use analog traits as a crutch, this one takes full advantage by utilizing it to set up the dim worlds that accompany both the beginning and the end, represented by the song titles themselves. The guitars have a decent sharpness to them, though cleaner when needed, the bass is loud with a low hum that plays into the burdening sensations that often come through, and the drums are all pristine, though a bit distant. The vocals, however, are much deeper in the mix. While much of this shows traces of the depressive black metal style, In Cauda Venenum still manages to present an often venomous Fearbringer laced paganism and grandeur to the music, often effortlessly topping earlier passages with absolute ease. It’s as if Emperor and Borknagar teamed up for a recording in their early days, throwing hints of epic heavy metal overtones into the mix for good measure.

“Ωlpha” is the perfect example of the aforementioned worlds coming together, though not right away. Much like the title’s definition, the song feel like a burdening boom to something grand, much like one would expect the tension to be if baring witness to the big bang, though in this case we are greeted with a the cries of a newborn instead of an explosion. The latter of those two is held until three minutes in as the music suddenly erupts, giving a little more substance to the dark atmosphere already presented. Things do slow again about seven minutes in, but not to act as a bridge between multiple compositions like many bands would do in order to reach the lengths these two songs do. After the abrupt beginning, there’s a pause, as if a beautiful evolution or growing phase that comes through incredibly humid with painstaking vocals in the background of the catchy bass-heavy grooves that gradually tip the scales in favor of epic environments a few minutes later, jumping between the two quite well. In Cauda Venenum wasn’t afraid of throwing some emotion into the fray either, as depicted with the moving guitar solo about fifteen minutes in, and again about a minute and a half later that carries on until the bitter, yet fairly suiting and inspiring end.

“Θmega”, however, doesn’t take as much time to let the music kick in to full effect. A mixture of dreary viking-esque overtones are felt across both the slower paced grooves, and the glorious sounding melodic passages with some additional speed that are sometimes on par with mid-career Cradle of Filth. Unlike the previous cut, this one has a more obvious mournful sensation, as if coming to the end of the life that the screams during “Ωlpha” depicted as just beginning, especially in the guitar solo about four and a half minutes in that leads to a brutally dismal mixture of plodding doom metal and hysterical speed common of the depressive post-black metal terrain. Much of the center, however, seems to just move along begrudgingly. After about seven minutes in, the pace really dies down, building up this sense of hopelessness, like a procession into one’s own demise, offering little to keep you invested until a jump to acoustic chords against silence with a hint of reverb thirteen-and-a-half minutes in. It’s nothing to consider padding, but it doesn’t quite capture what appears to be the sensation of passing from this mortal plane of existence, an atmosphere you may not perceive until a minute later during the memorial-sounding material that amplifies the sensation of an event such as a viking funeral, coming full circle to the aforementioned introductory environment.

While “Θmega” doesn’t quite have the same impact as “Ωlpha” does, both tracks stand as fantastic excursions through the literal meaning behind both titles. The duo that is In Cauda Venenum really capture a great array of emotions throughout the two compositions, most of the time without even trying, or so it sounds. Between just the right amount of analog, volume levels, and mastering, this self-titled debut outing is simply a fantastic example of the powers that the black metal genre holds, and why many will fight so vehemently any who oppose it. In fact, In Cauda Venenum winds up a breath of fresh air. Each song flows smoothly from start to finish, building up the proper atmospheres when necessary to the extensive concept behind each creation, leaving the listener both with a sense of wonder and closure, the latter moreso by the end, of course. If you’re a fan of the atmospheric or post-black metal styles, In Cauda Venenum is definitely a release worth checking out. Hopefully it won’t take another five years for a new album that, at the very least, is as equal in quality as this one is.

01. Ωlpha – 21:01
02. Θmega – 21:06 Initial Pressing Score: 8.5/10
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IN CAUDA VENENUM
«In Cauda Venenum»
(Emanations)

É um dos primeiros lançamentos do catálogo Emanations, o recém-criado sub-label da LADLO Productions, e pertence a um obscuro projecto francês criado em 2010 pelos músicos Ictus (guitarra, baixo e voz) e N.K.L.S. (bateria). O álbum de estreia auto-intitulado (o nome é uma locução latina que significa exactamente o que parece: "na cauda está o veneno"), aparentemente conceptual, é composto por dois únicos temas, "Alpha" e "Omega", com vinte e poucos minutos de duração cada um, de contornos que podemos definir como post black metal expansivo. Mais concretamente, o que temos aqui é música rica em segmentos atmosféricos e minimalistas que gradualmente se transmutam em descargas intensas e furiosas de blast beats, evidenciando pelo meio um trabalho de guitarra solo e de bateria bastante criativo. "Omega" inclui algumas passagens declamadas e linhas de guitarra que se salientam nas passagens mais arrastadas, mas no geral segue uma estética muito semelhante à outra faixa. A voz de Ictus é, adequadamente, áspera e distante, e as letras discorrem, na língua materna do grupo, sobre utopias, fatalismos e paixões humanas. Adornado com um fabuloso artwork da autoria de Jeff Grimal dos The Great Old Ones (que contribui também com algumas partes de voz), «In Cauda Venenum» é um trabalho de músicos maduros que dominam claramente a arte que se propõem explorar. Merece por isso toda a atenção que possa ter.
[7.5/10] Ernesto Martins
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In Cauda Venenum – In Cauda Venenum (Self-Released)
Atmospheric black metal is the name of the game here, with two tracks (Alpha and Omega) that pull some serious weight at 21 minutes each. But both tracks utilize some change-ups from time to time, and offer a wealth of diversity in terms of dynamic. They don’t step outside of the parameters while firing off blastbeats to moody interludes, but it doesn’t stop things from holding interest, which says something when both songs go on as long as they do. It’s easy to trip up a 21-minute song, and ICV never do so. The only minor gripe is that the vocals could be a little higher in the mix, but that is part of the black metal charm one supposes. – Kyle McGinn
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If you were ever looking for something to pass the time with, or just to simply listen to Post-Black Metal that makes pop music seem even more livelier than roadkill, then check out the debut self-titled album by French duo In Cauda Venenum. Give credit though to the phenomenal length of the two tracks combined, a whopping 43 minutes of raw riffs, thick atmospherics, shrieking vocals and thunderous drums. However for the said appraisals, the album has no more redeeming qualities and as such falls as a rather uninteresting release, some people might even want to switch on the TV just to clear their heads from the damning misery exhibited here. If this is the best the French Metal scene can produce in the Post-Black Metal arena, then we might as well just give up.

For Fans of: Alcest, Falloch, Fen

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(8.5 out of 10)
Emanations is apparently the most promising young label (in this case, a sub-label of LADLO Productions) operating on the Western part of Europe nowadays. Both of its debut releases (this one and Profundae Libidines' debut album) are superb, both by a couple of French acts that excel in the fine art of songwriting. Both of Emanations' bands write and play passionate music, first and foremost; when your music is passionate, most of the flaws are forgiven, and eventually forgotten. But we don't hear flaws here, either. Do we?
While The Metal Archives announces this group's style is post-black metal, I can safely tell you that In Cauda Venenum's music is pure black metal; emotional and warm, yes, but still very much the essence of black metal. It's dark and melancholic, sometimes violent and vengeful, atmospheric to a certain degree and transcendental. It is also quite basic and in parts charmingly anachronistic, but mostly it is played well, exhibiting some hauntingly beautiful riffs and structures, while sounding extremely passionate throughout.
I don't get all this post-black metal thing, or what exactly the criteria are to be dubbed as such; I can intuitively assume what post-black metal sounds like, but _In Cauda Venenum_ is most definitely not a part of this movement. Not that there's anything wrong with being 'post' something, but why call a perfectly black metal sounding album by any other name?
This album has got balls, big ones; the band -- as pretentious as it may seem -- have written a couple of 21-minute long tracks packed with sonic goodies. Think of a 21-minute long track; seriously, think what are the chances that a track of such length would pull off the trick of being capable of mesmerizing the audience from beginning to end, in -this- era of fast-living and information overkill? Now, cut this chance in half. Think of the channels you switch on your TV and how fast you flip those without even moving from your sofa. In this braindead, brainwashed generation of ours, holding the attention of someone for fucking 21 minutes would be close to impossible. In Cauda Venenum's music does more than that: it makes you completely oblivious of a world out there, and focus entirely on the intimate relationship you have just established with the album, for it will grab you and pull you hard toward its secrets, doing so with those couple of long, vast, epic, adventurous tracks presented on this recording.
The adequately dubbed "Alpha" and "Omega" are a delicate, marvelous, exquisite and precise work of art. The band have checked every aesthetic box related to the art of metal, and in some unthinkable way created one of the most beautiful and advanced recordings the metal movement has bestowed upon mankind.
_In Cauda Venenum_ uses incredibly melancholic lines reminiscent of Wolves in the Throne Room's debut album, _Diadem of 12 Stars_, without really transforming into an all-out Cascadian sounding outfit, without surrendering to the natural force that's pulling the music toward the shoegaze-y and without the need to sound extremely suicidal or ridiculously depressive, in the fake kind of way most depressive / suicidal (that deserved quote-unquote) black metal bands exhibit.
If you want to listen to some really sad music, _In Cauda Venenum_ is a good place to start. Every riff here is dripping with sadness galore, every moment a heart-wrenching melancholic array of notes and moods the likes of which are rare and far between. It's a blend of beauty, finesse and emotional roller-coaster all packed into a couple of long, inspired, imaginative tracks of epic proportions that will leave no heart unscathed or indifferent.
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IN CAUDA VENENUM „In Cauda Venenum"
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Genre: Black Metat mit Post Rock-Feeling

Ganze zwei Titel - ,Ωlpha und Θmega - umfasst das selbstbetitelte Debütalbum der Lyoner IN CAUDA VENENUM, und dieses erste Lebenszeichen macht bereits beim ersten Durchlauf Lust auf mehr. Die Komination von Black Metal mit Post Rock ist wahrlich kein Novum, aber selten schafft es eine Band, diese beiden Stile derart homogen und atmosphärisch dicht zu verschmelzen, ohne in distrurnenteller oder gesanglicher Hinsicht Brüche oder Defizite aufzuweisen. Die beiden überlangen Stücke fesseln mit sehr variablen Strukturen, die viele Elemente aus Avantgarde, Cascadian, Ambient, Rock und Doom zu einem lebendigen Fluss auf schwarzmetallischem Bett vereinen. Die Gitarren umschmeicheln die Ohren in stetigem Wandel mit melodischen Leads, Soloeinlagen, Tremolospiel, Semiakustik und epischen Riffwänden, und das komplexe Schlagzeugspiel geht perfekt damit einher, ganz gleich, ob die Musik in getragenem Tempo aus den Boxen schwebt oder in Blastparts ausbricht. Das Gekeife ist weder zu leise im Hintergrund noch zu laut, sondern ein weiteres Element, das sich nahtlos in das musikalische Geschehen fügt. Beim zweiten Track ,Θmega ist Jeff Grimal von The Great Old Ones als Gastsänger zu hören, der auch die Ölgemälde im Artwork gemalt hat. Eine klare, aber nicht zu saubere Produktion rundet „In Cauda Venenum" ab, dessen 42 Minuten wie im Fluge vergehen. IN CAUDA VENENUM liefern ein überaus starkes Debütwerk ab, das auch nach mehreren Durchläufen noch neue Details offenbart. (ES)
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HELL IS OPEN

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Für mich persönlich wird ein Review schwieriger zu schreiben wenn sich wenige Songs auf dem Album befinden – schliesslich gibt’s da weniger Material zu beurteilen. Dementsprechend stand ich kurz vor einem Nervenzusammenbruch als ich feststellte, dass sich auf „In Cauda Venenum“ nur zwei Tracks befinden. Als ich dann beim zweiten Blick feststellen durfte, dass sich diese beiden Songs für eine Gesamtlaufzeit von fast 43 Minuten verantwortlich zeigen hat dies meinen Zustand nicht unbedingt verbessert. Nach einigen Augenblicken hatte ich aber den ersten Schock verdaut und konnte mich erstmals der Musik der französischen Post Black Metal Band widmen. Und ja, auch ich habe beim Wörtchen „Post“ die Augen verdreht – aber ich versichere euch, es ist nicht gerechtfertigt.

Auf die beiden Stücke einzeln einzugehen wäre in meinen Augen relativ sinnlos. Die breite Vielfalt welche uns hier in zwei mal zwanzig Minuten präsentiert wird kann ich unmöglich adäquat beschreiben. Ich kann aber versuchen euch zu vermitteln, was die Musik bei mir ausgelöst hat. Dies wäre zu allererst Verwirrung. Zum einen kann ich mit Post Black Metal in der Regel nicht viel anfangen und zum anderen sind mir so übertrieben lange Stücke meistens zuwider. Warum ich verwirrt war? Weil mich „In Cauda Venenum“ von Anfang an total geflasht hat. Man hat beim Hören nicht das Gefühl, dass es sich hier um zwei Songs handelt. Eher um ein ganzes Album, ohne klare Grenzen aber mit klar abgesteckten Parts die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. So haben wir ganz melancholische, ruhige, äußerst melodiöse Passagen. Diese gehen in wunderbar inszenierten Überleitungen in blastiges Geshredder über, welches zwar nie an den kalten, rauen Klang der ersten skandinavischen Black Metal Welle heranreicht, aber perfekt in das Klangbild von „In Cauda Venenum“ passt. Die Grundstimmung ist durchweg bedrückend und unbehaglich. Und obwohl sich ein ganz klarer, roter Faden durch dieses Werk zieht ist es unglaublich vielseitig und vielschichtig.

„In Cauda Venenum“ dürfte für Genrefans, selbst wenn sie sich vor dem „Post“ etwas fürchten, eines der Highlights in diesem Jahr werden. Schwarzmetall-Puristen dürfen durchaus auch mal reinhören. Für mich ein beinahe perfekter Zweiteiler. In tiefstem schwarz.


Anspieltipp: Ωlpha, Θmega

Wertung: 9.0 / 10
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http://deadrhetoric.com/features/june-2015-rapid-fires/



In Cauda Venenum – In Cauda Venenum (Self-Released)
Atmospheric black metal is the name of the game here, with two tracks (Alpha and Omega) that pull some serious weight at 21 minutes each. But both tracks utilize some change-ups from time to time, and offer a wealth of diversity in terms of dynamic. They don’t step outside of the parameters while firing off blastbeats to moody interludes, but it doesn’t stop things from holding interest, which says something when both songs go on as long as they do. It’s easy to trip up a 21-minute song, and ICV never do so. The only minor gripe is that the vocals could be a little higher in the mix, but that is part of the black metal charm one supposes. – Kyle McGinn (In Cauda Venenum on Facebook)
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