Reviews: Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
Montreal Quebec’s CHTHE’ILIST was formed in 2010 by the duo of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Philippe Tougas and drummer Philippe Boucher (also of notorious Canadian tech death metal wizards Beyond Creation). Their intent was to play abhorred and dark atmospheric brutal Demilich-worship technical death metal with over-the-top guitar shredding. The result would be the “Amechth'ntaas'm'rriachth” demo which caused quite the stir in the underground death metal scene.
Now almost five years since the duo (now a three-piece) unleashed their demo, their much anticipated (within the death metal underground at least!) debut full-length “Le Dernier Crépuscule” is finally set for release early 2016. Recoded in various places and mixed by Greg Chandler (Esoteric, Cruciamentum, Indesinence) at his Priory Studios, “Le Dernier Crépuscule” is an insane dark death metal sonic pillage where the band’s old-school Finnish death metal hailing (i.e. Crematory, Abhorrence, early Xysma, and of course the aforementioned Demlich), along with taking influence from the likes of old-school Pestilence, Nocturnus, Timeghoul, and Ripping Corpse, reflects through their massive ambitious pieces that form their debut album.
1st track, Le Dernier Crépuscule. Just Instrumental Atmospheric Metal song. 2nd track, Into The Vaults Of Ingurgitating Obscurity. Blasting, Heavy Bass sound, Harsh Guitar, Old School Death Metal Vocals, Psychedelic, Dark, Clean Vocals from 03:36 until 03:53, Changeable Tempo, Jazz Guitar Solo from 05:06 until 05:38, and Curious sound on the Last part. Experimental Progressive Death Metal.
3rd track, Voidspawn. Dark Guitar Lick, Noisy Cymbal, Heavy Bass sound, Jazz Guitar Solo from 05:14 until 06:20, and Experimental. 4th track, Scriptures Of The Typhlodians. Noisy Cymbal, Harmonic Guitar Lick, Psychedelic, Guitar Solo from 04:28 until 05:00, and Experiment.
5th track, The Voices From Beneath The Well. Ambient, Progressive Guitar Lick, Heavy Bass sound, Abstract Vocals, Dark, Jazz Guitar Solo from 04:34 until 05:04. Curious sound really The Voices From Beneath The Well. 6th track, Vecoiitn’aphnaat’smaala. Mixed Vocals (Harsh and Clean Vocals), Dark, Clean Vocals from 02:52 until 03:15, Melodic, Guitar Solo from 03:37 until 04:22, Heavy Bass sound, Atmospheric and Experimental.
8th track, Tales Of The Majora Mythos Part 1. Longest track on this Album. Evil Laugh, Dark Atmosphere, Noisy Cymbal, and SICK. Last track is GREAT and Amazing. It’s so Avant Garde.
Old School Death Metal with Experimental, Atmospheric and Progressive Element. The Beauty of the Darkness.
Score: 100%, Masterpiece.