Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort
Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort


4.0
excellent

Review

by gaz USER (19 Reviews)
July 17th, 2010 | 34 replies | 10,317 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Translation: The Field Where I Died

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of this French four piece, nearly the entire character of their brooding sound is encapsulated within the title they grace themselves. Those that know their way around the screamo genre are likely to glance at the name ‘Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort’ and immediately relate the band to the European screamo scene, and they’d be correct to do so. The name also possesses an almost story-provoking phrase just like those post-rock hermits do; again an accurate connotation to their sound. And of course, there’s the reference to death: a sure-fire way to keep those that poop sunshine out of the mix. Thus, as you can imagine, opener “Vision” wastes no time in pulling you into its passages of minor arpeggios played with a fiery confidence, whilst vocalist Jules spits his angered dialect over the top of crushing melodic climaxes. Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort’s brand of French melancholy is cold and dark, but never quite uncomfortably so. Jules’ unfamiliar tongue is sometimes restricted by the language barrier though, since he often simply recites his verse in spoken word, however during the ferocious breaks of noise his vocal sincerity is enough to persuade your agreement with whatever he yells anyway.

Unlike their European comparables, Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort play in a more flowing style, rather than matching the raucousness of Mihai Edrisch or the hectic fury of Daïtro. No, these guys are more likely to tug on your heartstrings than tug on your neck. The atmosphere throughout is menacing rather than agitated, exampled in “Terre Promise”, its sturdy bass line and drumming nailing tension to all four walls as claustrophobia creeps in. In true post-rock fashion Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort’s songs are typically lengthy, perhaps sometimes overly so, however it could be argued that this merely adds to the depth of the tracks; an intensification on the dingy emotions they awaken. Closer “Silence” exploits what it can from this formula, a 14-minute brute that rises and falls, lashes and pacifies. At times it feels a little plagued with repetition – riffs are usually consistent in their rhythm disallowing for rests and pauses that can help personify a song. Despite this, its final overblown climax hits successively, eerie screeches working deviously with the shadowy guitars during the build up invoking fear as they slither by. Its controlled onslaught of double kicks and distortion eventually fades away, leaving remnants of an ending that’s a little underwhelming, but satisfying nonetheless. A suitable, summarising finish then - Le Pré Où Je Suis Mort’s first offering is indeed rewarding, but somewhat undeveloped ideas prevent it from becoming anything incredible.



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Skimaskcheck
July 17th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Free downloadddd

These were good live


SlightlyEpic
July 17th 2010



5780 Comments


good stuff, nice review, I'm interested to see what these dudes do in the future

Skimaskcheck
July 17th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man!
Yesss, definitely, i agree. they've got the potential, should be good whatever they come up with

qwe3
July 17th 2010



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this album rules
nice review

seb your av scares me

Skimaskcheck
July 17th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks qwe! and welcome back too!


i reviewed Horse Stories too while you were away hoping you see it but you weren't even here :'(

TRMshadow
July 17th 2010



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Someone finally reviewed this? Hellz Yes!

SlightlyEpic
July 17th 2010



5780 Comments


ahaha it's okay dom he only nibbles he doesn't bite

qwe3
July 17th 2010



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dude I'll read that right now always interesting to see a D3 review man

Lambda
July 17th 2010



2333 Comments


Band page won't load

Skimaskcheck
July 17th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha, cheers qwe!

type it into the search bar without the accents then click the name Lambda

Lambda
July 17th 2010



2333 Comments


Ah okay, good review by the way

blindsided21
July 17th 2010



146 Comments


Hmm. I'll check this out. I love me some French screamo.

TRMshadow
July 17th 2010



4982 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Definitely.

Ponton
Emeritus
July 18th 2010



5775 Comments


Free? hmm, worth a try

nicely done, gaz

Digging: Mimicking Birds - Mimicking Birds

Skimaskcheck
July 18th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks man!

hope you enjoy it if you do pick it up

qwe3
July 18th 2010



21154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

SKI MASK
CHECK!
SAWN OFF
CHECK!

Skimaskcheck
July 18th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey someone understood my name :3

DayMan
September 9th 2010



146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

crazy how this band gets no attention for how amazingly sick they are
album is incredible

Josh D.
October 27th 2010



13967 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Listened to "Terre Promise" earlier. Needless to say, I need to get this.

Skimaskcheck
November 20th 2010



2360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

anyone have any idea how i should upload the 4-way split these guys, Dolcim, Men as Trees and Dying In Motion have?



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