Thursday, January 19, 2012
French Metal Part Trois: 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 is completely representative of the black metal/shoegaze/post-rock combo sound, I can tell you I totally dig what I'm hearing, especially the riffs, the majority structured from a rapid downstroked picking pattern, and when combined with melancholic melodies, make for a vaguely black metallic experience, despite the addition of other influences mixing the sound up.
I suggest you give 'em a listen. You don't have anything to lose, do ya?
The Metal Advisor