Celeste
Misanthrope(s)


3.5
great

Review

by Crimson USER (60 Reviews)
April 20th, 2009 | 96 replies | 15,532 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Raw, filthy and down-right nasty, you've just gotta love it.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Celeste are a ***ing heavy band. Whatever genre you put them in, post-hardcore, screamo, metal, their atmosphere is completely and utterly choking, almost unbearably so, the sound is dirty and raw and the vocals are raging and spat out with aggression. It's not about being fast, it's about being gruelling, utterly relentless and enraged. After listening to Celeste for the fifty minutes that 'Misanthrope(s)' lasts, you'll probably have choked to death on its gory and insipid atmosphere, and you know what? Celeste will love it, they'll watch you choke and just plod along to the next victim. You can tell that Celeste just love being dirty.

If you hadn't guessed already, Misanthrope(s) is anything but an accessible album. It might take you several listens to really soak in the disgusting and corrosive music that they play, but once you have, there's almost a filthy level of enjoyment you can get out of the release. While song's often linger around mid-tempo, there's a lot of enjoyment to be had from the varied riffs of the guitarists, who can spit out dense and metallic riffs, or pound forward with hardcore style aggression. The vocals are literally spat out with intensity, sitting somewhere between a a black metal rasp and a more typical hardcore roar, the fact that everything is french only adds to the mystery of the release.

As an entity, Misanthrope(s) is as dense and malicious as albums come. Post-hardcore and black metal aren't usually two genres that you'd imagine together, but between the varied riffs and raspy screamed vocals there is something here that comes close and its nastier than you'd ever imagine. For the light hearted, it might be just a little too much, Celeste simply refuse to let up throughout the near hour long length of Misanthrope(s), but for those who enjoy it rough, raw and dirty then this is definitely something you should at least taste. Just don't come crying to me if that taste is sour.



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Crimson
April 20th 2009



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hey man thats a pretty short review

gaslightanthem
April 20th 2009



5209 Comments


hey man pretty good though

fireaboveicebelow
April 20th 2009



6837 Comments


this looks pretty, great review where have you been

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2009



16081 Comments


lol what black metal raspy vocals lol what

BallsToTheWall
April 20th 2009



44164 Comments


What, black metal vocals cant be raspy?


Good work Crim.This Message Edited On 04.20.09

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2009



16081 Comments


No but raspy vocals have to be black metal?

BallsToTheWall
April 20th 2009



44164 Comments


Nicely put.

Crimson
April 20th 2009



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

black metal rasp.

i dunno - i never just said they're raspy so they're black metal they just sound that way and are raspy and god i hate the word raspy now

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2009



17920 Comments


rasputin

Crimson
April 20th 2009



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i c wot u did thar

fireaboveicebelow
April 20th 2009



6837 Comments


this is cooooool

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2009



17197 Comments


Nihiliste(s) was pretty cool. i'll put this on the list of things to get.

Crimson
April 20th 2009



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh yah forgot to mention download it for free legally on their website

rasputin
April 20th 2009



14516 Comments


someone called?

Tyler
Emeritus
April 20th 2009



7928 Comments


yeah, "black metal rasp" and "hardcore roar" sounds kinda stupid but i get what you're trying to say.

Phantom
April 20th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just tried to get this from their website and it failed. Shall try again.

jrowa001
April 20th 2009



8750 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album is pretty good. i like it more than Nihiliste(s). very nice review bud

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2009



16081 Comments


yeah but the way you say black metal rasp in the review makes it seem like the album has any real BM in it which it doesnt at all

taylormemer
April 21st 2009



4913 Comments


True statement.

TRMshadow
November 14th 2009



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is awesome!!!



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