Les Chants Du Hastard are a solo project from France that plays an experimental mixture of black metal, orchestra, and classical music and this is a review of his self titled album which will be released in June by I, Voidhanger Records.
Avant garde stlye classical music sounds start off the album along with some orchestra elements and after awhile grim yet high pitched black metal screams start to make their presence known along with a few deep growls while the music avoids any use of traditional metal instruments.
Operatic vocals can also be heard at times and when drum beats are utilized they give the songs more of a martial and militant atmosphere and a great portion of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and the songs also mix in a great amount of stringed instruments and symphonic elements.
Les Chants Du Hastard takes an avant garde style of classical and orchestra music and mixes it in with black metal style vocals to create something very different while also having its roots and influences from 80's era Arcturus and Elend, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover universal and existential themes along with some inspirations from the writings of Comte de Lautreamont.
In my opinion Les Chants Du Hastard are a very great sounding experimental mixture of black metal, classical, and orchestra music and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Le Soliel" and "Le Deiu". 8 out of 10.