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Hi guys, I've seen that the band Peste Noire has been mentioned in the forum but they are quite an interesting band, it could be cool to have a thread for them. Peste Noire ( the Black Death ) is a Black Metal band from France, using different kind of sounds ( folk, ...Etc ). Founded by La Sale Famine in 2000, they mainly talk about Medieval France, Satanism and texts from famous writers ( Baudelaire, Verlaine,...Etc ). Peste Noire is among the most controversial band in France since they were accused of being national socialist which is understanding since the name of some album/project. Though, La Sale Famine stated that the national socialism is not compatible with Peste Noire's ideology, French nationalism. In its own terms, P.N is a " far-right anarchist ". There is a lot more to say about them and the English wiki is quite complete so if you are interested by this band, you should check it. Here are some of my favourite songs: L'hymne en l'honneur de la Peste Le Mort Joyeux

I hope you enjoy some of their songs ;)
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They aren't NS the guy is just highly Nationalistic, I highly doubt he wants to kill Jews or blacks. He does however, have a predilection to making absurd statements about other bands, and Famine is a huge douchebag on the NWN forum but Folkfuck and Ballade Cuntre are fine pieces of French Black metal. I love the rocking vibe of Ballade it reminds me a lot of Absurd, and you can see the influence these guys had on bands like Akitsa. But overall, a great band and Ballade is one of my favorite modern bm albums

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I think that is what I said^^ Sorry if I have not expressed myself correctly in the last message. La Sale Famine is as you said a nationalist, in his mind as long I prove yourself to be an elite among the French you are worthy to be a French. That's why I think he perfectly accepted to play with guy of Asian origins in his band ( since he proved to be one of the best French bass player ). I highly doubt I would like the guy, for some of the reasons you said for example, but in terms of music he is a great guy ;)

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How did I miss this thread?  Peste Noire is easily one of my favorite black metal bands (and, in my mind, the pinnacle of French black metal in general).  I tend to prefer the early albums and demos, as they are more melodic and complex than later releases.

Of particular note is the alternative version of "Dueil Angoisseus" on Mors Orbis Terrarum.

I never bothered with the new rap "split" album apart from a few of the promo tracks.  To me, it was just Famine's attempt to troll an NSBM label by getting them to release a rap album (even if he/Militant Zone were serious about it, it is still funny to me).

However, their more recent forays into acoustic performances seem promising, and I hope that we might see a fully acoustic album by them one day (similar to Drudkh's Songs of Grief and Solitude).

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I hear people talk about Peste Noir all the time, I just can't seem to get into them for whatever reason (even though that doesn't make sense really).

I mean, I've listened to individual tracks by them before. I can see how people would be into them, but they just don't seem to really move me at all & I have no real valid reason as to why.

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3 hours ago, NokturnalBoredom said:

I hear people talk about Peste Noir all the time, I just can't seem to get into them for whatever reason (even though that doesn't make sense really).

I mean, I've listened to individual tracks by them before. I can see how people would be into them, but they just don't seem to really move me at all & I have no real valid reason as to why.

Try the early releases again (especially the second and third demos and Mors Orbis Terrarum).  It is definitely worth it.  There is really no need to check out their recent material, though the newest album has some good parts.

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18 hours ago, NokturnalBoredom said:

I hear people talk about Peste Noir all the time, I just can't seem to get into them for whatever reason (even though that doesn't make sense really).

I mean, I've listened to individual tracks by them before. I can see how people would be into them, but they just don't seem to really move me at all & I have no real valid reason as to why.

That's me and Dissection. Objectively they tick many of my boxes, but they just leave me cold.

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3 hours ago, Sheol said:

That's me and Dissection.

I liked Storm of the Light's Bane but I never really got any deeper into Dissection. They were a band that this obnoxious pot head that I worked with was really into and he was the type to shit talk good bands for "not having solos n shit". For instance: he begged me to trade him my copy of In The Nightside Eclipse for a live Cannibal Corpse and Nile album, was all about it for a week, and then wanted to trade back (which I didn't do, as I had already bought another copy of Nightside). He also went out and bought Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk and was all about that album for about a week and then traded it to my friend for his Dying Fetus album. He used to talk shit about a lot of the bands that my buddy and I liked (we were all part of the same social circle in high school): Abigor, Marduk, Dodheimsgard, etc because they "didn't have solos dood"

He ended up cutting his hair, joining the army, and lying about having seen combat & having killed people. He was only in for two years before he got a general discharge for breaking his leg or something, but now he works at a lumber liquidators and is a born-again Christian who only really listens to classic rock and Southern Rock. He still likes to claim that he killed 100 Iraqis though (and someone who was stationed with him says this is bullshit and he spent the majority of his deployment making coffee and arranging papers for the officers)

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I like Dissection, but I often feel like their importance/significance is overplayed by the average metalhead. I tend to listen to the Dissection clones more than the original (Dawn, Sacramentum, Vinterland, Watain). Certainly deserve credit as being a major, if not the major formative influence on the development of melodic black metal, 2 definitive subgenre classics to their name, but as is the case with a lot of bands that came early on their contributions don't sound as revolutionary or unique as they did when the pool was much smaller. Sure, we wouldn't be where we are today without them and the impact they had/have, but that doesn't mean they will necessarily appeal to everyone.

My favorite Dissection album is actually Reinkaos which sounds nothing like the "classics". It's much more a melodic death metal album.

 

19 minutes ago, NokturnalBoredom said:

I liked Storm of the Light's Bane but I never really got any deeper into Dissection. They were a band that this obnoxious pot head that I worked with was really into and he was the type to shit talk good bands for "not having solos n shit". For instance: he begged me to trade him my copy of In The Nightside Eclipse for a live Cannibal Corpse and Nile album, was all about it for a week, and then wanted to trade back (which I didn't do, as I had already bought another copy of Nightside). He also went out and bought Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk and was all about that album for about a week and then traded it to my friend for his Dying Fetus album. He used to talk shit about a lot of the bands that my buddy and I liked (we were all part of the same social circle in high school): Abigor, Marduk, Dodheimsgard, etc because they "didn't have solos dood"

He ended up cutting his hair, joining the army, and lying about having seen combat & having killed people. He was only in for two years before he got a general discharge for breaking his leg or something, but now he works at a lumber liquidators and is a born-again Christian who only really listens to classic rock and Southern Rock. He still likes to claim that he killed 100 Iraqis though (and someone who was stationed with him says this is bullshit and he spent the majority of his deployment making coffee and arranging papers for the officers)

Less than 1% of all people who have ever served in the military have actually ever seen combat although somewhere north of 70% of those I know or have met claim otherwise. I was in 20 years. Never used a weapon or heard a gunshot outside of a training range.

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3 hours ago, navybsn said:

I tend to listen to the Dissection clones more than the original (Dawn, Sacramentum, Vinterland, Watain)

I'm listening to Watain's "Casus Luciferi" right now actually. I got one of the 300 crystal clear copies that were remastered just the other day and have been listening to it a lot. I previously had Trident Wolf Eclipse but I didn't care for that one very much. I haven't dug too deep into Watain yet but if this album is any inclination of what they sound like, I'll go back and pick up their other clear vinyl remaster next week when I'm off.

 

 

3 hours ago, navybsn said:

Less than 1% of all people who have ever served in the military have actually ever seen combat although somewhere north of 70% of those I know or have met claim otherwise.

I didn't get to join the military. They don't take people who had been on psych medication apparently (I tried joining the Air Force and Coast Guard about a decade ago). This guy I'm referring to though, you can tell that he's a liar because most people who have killed a man in combat don't go around talking about how "awesome" it was. Like I said, I know someone who he was deployed with and he spent his deployment making coffee and organizing paperwork for officers, being a gopher, etc. He talks about having killed at least 100 people all the time, which lets me know that he's almost certainly full of shit because a very good friend of mine had to kill someone in Iraq and it messed him up, a lot.

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1 hour ago, Sheol said:

That's me and Dissection. Objectively they tick many of my boxes, but they just leave me cold.

Dissection's one of those bands, aren't they... classic sound, really influential, some great parts, but their songwriting is for the birds. I've never been able to warm up to them, and every time I put on Somberlain or Storm, I remember why.

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On 10/14/2021 at 10:26 PM, NokturnalBoredom said:

I'm listening to Watain's "Casus Luciferi" right now actually. I got one of the 300 crystal clear copies that were remastered just the other day and have been listening to it a lot. I previously had Trident Wolf Eclipse but I didn't care for that one very much. I haven't dug too deep into Watain yet but if this album is any inclination of what they sound like, I'll go back and pick up their other clear vinyl remaster next week when I'm off.

Watain went off a cliff after Lawless Darkness. There were moments of greatness after but they blew their creative load on that one and Sworn to the Dark. Rabbit Deaf Hearse is cool for it's unhinged ambition, but it wasn't until Casus that they really started to figure out how to write compelling songs, imo. They're massively overhyped, but they 100% are important as an inspiration for the whole Orthodox Black Metal movement and igniting interest in black metal to a new generation.

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Sworn to the Dark was tolerable but everything I've heard from them since then belongs in the bin.

The orthodox black metal movement is fucking stupid. Just give me riffs and hate with caustic throat ripping vox.

Peste Noir is a well loved band but they're too weird for me, or avant or something. Sound like they have total skin failure.

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15 hours ago, Sheol said:

Watain went off a cliff after Lawless Darkness.

Haven't heard it. I'm going out to get another Watain album from my local record store tomorrow. Some remaster of their first album supposedly, because I like Casus Luciferi so much and have been listening to it every day since I bought it.

The album I'm really after right now, is Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk. Emperor is like my second favorite black metal band & there is an edition of it that I want that is on dark green vinyl but I'm having a hell of a time finding it.

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