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Contact : HOLY RECORDS - BP 59 - 77 263 LA FERTE S/S JOUARRE CDX - FRANCE - holyrecords@wanadoo.fr

Tel 33 1 60 22 36 22 - fax : 33 1 60 22 36 46


Releases


Holy records is now a reputed french company. They came to earth in the 90's.  They've now several productions available, including bands like Nightfall, Misanthrope, Exhumation, Tristitia, Elend, .....;

Holy records has also a huge mailorder list & they often accept to distribute albums from underground & unsigned bands.




DIVISION ALPHA



 

 Album :  Fazium one     -  Style :  indus Metal
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Tout le monde a encore en tête l'excellent album sorti par Forlorn Emotion. Phil (guitare/chant) et Frédéric Fievez (Base et actuel basiste de SUP) s'en sont allés pour exprimer totalement leur vision très personnelle de la musique. Cet album novateur s'inscrit dans la tradition nordiste des groupes avant-gardistes et originaux. Le duo infernal s'est démené à 110 % pour créer des morceaux hallucinants de noirceur ("As I press to regress"). Bâti sur un concept qui repose en plusieurs histoires distinctes, cette première étape met en scène un monde où la machine fait jeu égal avec l'Homme. Les guitares de Phil claquent avec ce son si caractéristique qu'il a su créer au fil du temps. L'apport des machines est donc essentiel dans cette musique, car elle met en valeur des compositions abouties et expressives ("Primordially alive"). La qualité des arrangements, l'efficacité de la production sont autant d'atouts supplémentaires pour ce groupe qui entre en pleine concurrence avec les plus grands du genre. L'affiliation avec SUP ou encore M Pheral semble évidente, renforcée il est vrai par certaines lignes de chant ("Access denied"), mais Division Alpha s'inscrit vraiment dans une autre logique. Moins hermétique, la musique semble plus chaude, plus organique. Ce premier essai va donc droit au but; Certains trouveront étonnant, mais quant on connaît le passé de ce groupe, on comprend mieux pourquoi et comment Division Alpha est en passe de se hisser à grande échelle vers le statut de groupe phare et culte!


Album : Dance across the past - Style : Death metal

Web-Site: http://www.exhumation.com - exhumation@salonika.hellasnet.gr

Exhumation is a Greek band. After one first album, the band has signed a deal with the famous French company Holy records. Holy records is now reputed for the quality of the quality of their production & the massive promotion campaign made for bands. So, this time again, Exhumation Ďs new album has got a powerful sound. Musically speaking, Exhumation can be compared to a death metal band. But it seems that their influences are rather wide. At first, Exhumation includes several melodic parts in its music & sometimes , songs can remains old Maiden licks or even some now famous Gothenburg acts such as Dark Tranquillity ( especially for the clearer vocals line). Even a serious effort has been made on vocals parts. A lot of diversity has been added too. With some parts that are close to some atmospheric music, Exhumation renews with a new way a playing death metal, privileging mid tempos songs with some melodic acceleration. This album also contains a bonus track which is a cover form Sepulturaís classic « Territory ». The song is played slower . Itís a very personal version of this track. To conclude, if you search for a good & original death metal album, Exhumation is without doubt the one you need. The Greek scene can be proud of having such a good band !


MISANTHROPE

Album : Humiliations libertines - Style : Death metal

Misanthrope is probably becoming the most original extreme metal band ever created. Each new album brings a new dimension to this incomparable band. Of course, those you knew the band at its beginning could be unsatisfied with the evolution of the band, but I really think that itís a natural evolution. Misanthrope was reputed for its avant-garde music. Now itís more classical tracks they compose but itís as richness as before, even more. & now, Misanthrope is a redoubtable performer. This time again, this album has been recorded in Sweden in the now so famous Fredman studio with Fredrik Nordstrom ( Hammerfall, in Flames, ...). Comparatively to « Visionnaire », Humiliations libertines continues the way the band try to explore. Misanthrope is now a death metal band , having no fear to blend some heavy metal, which is on my own one of their most important influence. Misanthrope continues to develop its own vision of the world & of music. Technically speaking, Misanthrope is probably 100% better than on the previous album. Jean Jacques Moreac asserts himself as one of the most genuine bass player. Guitar riffs are more & more catchy & S.A.S. de LíArgilière has never been so much inspired since his beginning. Still blending some lyrics in Franc & in English, Misanthrope pursues its original way of conceiving music. It sounds so unique & original that itĎd be a real pity to ignore this out of the common band. But instead of talking for hours about this band, get your own copy of « Humiliations libertines » & be prepare for a real astonishment.


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