Posted in metal | music on July 19, 2011

by BBG

Peste Noire

Though their music is incredible, it's hard to think of France's Peste Noire without also calling to mind their controversial ideas on (satanism and) nationalism...

"When delving into the band's work, it needs noting that Famine, aka La Sale Famine de Valfunde, is known for his controversy-baiting interviews: Outside the albums he spits more bile than his hero Baudelaire or Varg Vikernes (who seems relatively mild-mannered in comparison). As a listener, it's up to you to see where you draw the line regarding that sort of black metal "hate" and how you interpret the "French nationalism," etc." [Brandon Stosuy]
Peste Noire blossomed from the heavy creative wellspring that is France in the early aughts (Deathspell Omega, Alcest, etc), producing several releases that touched on punk, black metal, folk, and many other genres in an utterly astounding way.

Peste Noir released their most lauded LP to date in 2009 with Ballade cuntre lo Anemi, and now have followed up said LP with L'Ordure à l'État Pur, out now in the US via Transcendental Creations. The LP features five new tracks of genre-crossing darkness that dabbles in black metal, ambient, shoegaze, post-punk and folk along the way, as exhibited on the songs "Casse, Pêches, Fractures Et Traditions" and "La condi hu". The former saw the light of day on Stereogum and and at the Onion AV Club. Both can be listened to below...

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Peste Noire - "La condi hu"

Peste Noire - Casse, Pèches, Fractures et Traditions

Peste Noire - Dueil Angoisseus

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Comments (10)

Gimme some Freedom Fries if this is "incredible"

BV, leave this one alone. They are horrible.

And the cover art should highlight that even Coldplay's most recent album is better than this noise, and a better use of Delacroix

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 5:20 PM

This album is a good example of Famine's neverending effort to ditch the BM trendies. Hail.

Posted by Anon | July 19, 2011 5:43 PM

Did you read that interview? And people say the dude From LITURGY'S pompous!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 5:50 PM

As a black metal trendy i can say i am unimpressed by the band and will not be listening to them

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:09 PM

Vince Noir is so much cooler.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 6:35 PM

As a black metal non-trendy I can say that Peste Noire is one of the most overrated bands ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 7:01 PM

AURA NOIR is better.

but also all of neiges side projects are better too, can't wait to see alcest again with enslaved and ghost

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 12:06 AM

This is fucking awesome!

Ordering cd asap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 12:41 AM

Top 10 of 2011.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 7:17 AM

Peste Noire, suckas! Y'all betta recognahzzzze!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2011 10:23 AM

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