Released: 2015, I, Voidhange Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Too many cooks spoil the broth. This is a one man project and it is a mess of so many genres that the one man must have simply ran out of breath trying to make this sound like several cooks attempt to serve a dish. There is simply way too many flavours and senses to take in.
This is not badly produced or arranged. It is just too much to take in.
Antagoniste plays a groovy mix of industrial and black metal with a harsh mix of vocals blended together. All in all “avant-garde” fits quite well as a label.
When it slows down it is at its best. That is when the beauty over wins the beast. But is doesn’t last long and unfortunately this takes away the attention of the fact that Antagoniste has the ability to write beautiful compositions.
There is too much going on here and to tear out a few bits and pieces – or just sticking to one or two genres – would be appreciated. Cause there is definitely some potential here. Hidden away underneath a mess.
By Ellen Norvang