Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
The mysterious Belgian band Briqueville have returned with their second offering, II. If you’re a fan of the post and doom metal genre, it’s an album you should check out.
Not much is known about the band, except that they formed in 2001 with the idea to create improvisation around a single note. That, and they always don their masks for the entire writing, jamming, recording and live gig process, ensuring we always focus on the music. This ensures that Briqueville are a band shrouded in mystery. But they write some damn good doom and sludge tunes, the perfect soundtrack to accompany us as we wander among those creepy, eerie shadows that dance at the back of our minds.
They write some damn good doom and sludge tunes, the perfect soundtrack to accompany us as we wander among those creepy, eerie shadows that dance at the back of our minds.
And with II, you have solid, distorted riffs coming at you, backed by eerie samples and heavy drumming. Most of their music is instrumental, peppered by creepy vocals here and there. II follows on from their debut self-titled album in 2014 and while it is only three tracks long, it spans 40 minutes of sheer intensity.
As the album follows on from their previous work, they use their atmospheric soundscapes to tell a dramatic story. A story that is allegedly influenced by their chance meeting with a man who told them a story of a son who murdered his father, right on the steps of the building where the band met. As crazy as it seems, this story compliments the creepy vibe the band aims for.
Buy a ticket for some atmospheric, sludgy doom and settle in for the ride.
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STANDOUT TRACKS: 1. AKTE V 2. AKTE VI 3. AKTE VII