Necromantic Art magazine, Romania
ARGILE - The Monotonous Moment Of A Monologue
Hey...this is real music! Nevertheless, it is hard to review such ineffable masterpiece in just few words, but I'll try to do my best. For those who don't know, this is the second band of S.A.S de L'Argilière and Jean-Jacques Moréac (MISANTHROPE), and not a project. The band's style is an epic heavy doom death metal, but very original. The major attraction of the album is the monumental avant-gardistic music, sustained by an exceptional production. The solos are unreal, and the keyboards are lightly progressive. There are certain surprises like the DARKTHRONE "In the Shadow of the Horns" cover sung in French and a 6 minutes long Requiem, done on orchestra, strings and featuring S.A.S de L'Argiliere multi theatrical vocals. Speaking of vocals, they are similar to some extent to King Diamond's (and only regarding their multi-modulating performance), but still very different. We don't have to forget the fucking great riffs performed by Jean-Jacques and the lyrics, very profound and only for the initiated people. A fantastic trip into the late 80's and the beginning of the 90's metal music, everything arranged into an avant-gardistic manner. It's the first original album I've ever listened to since 2000 and I strongly recommend you all to buy it, because you don't have the chance every day to listen to such ineffable masterpieces as "The Monotonous...".
Onel Dragos

Last updated: 19 April 2003