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...
Peste Noire - "La condi hu"
Peste Noire - Casse, Pèches, Fractures et Traditions
Peste Noire - Dueil Angoisseus