Thursday, January 19, 2012
French Metal: Je
Prior to my discovery of Je, I had no experience with shoegaze, and I had absolutely no interest in checking it out. Although I can't say Je are completely representative of the black metal/shoegaze/post-rock combo sound, I can tell you I totally dig what I'm hearing. The majority of the guitar riffs are fashioned from downs-stroked picking patterns and, when combined with melancholic melodies, make for a black experience despite the addition of other influences mixing the sound up.