La Metamorphose


Veyl welcomes Blind Delon to the label for their third album, La Métamorphose. Founded in 2016 by Mathis Kolkoz, the project released several EPs leading up to their first full length, Discipline (Khemia / Unknown Pleasure Records, 2019) and their subsequent follow up, Chimères (Manic Depression, 2020). Originally a three piece before the departure of guitarist Theo Fantuz after their second album, the project then focused on refining their sound and energy through alternative projects and more EPs before adding a new member ahead of their latest opus. The band currently consists of Mathis Kolkoz (Vocals, Guitars), Coco Thiburs (Bass) and Thom Mayor (Synths, Guitars). Fueled by cold bass lines and synthesizers of yesteryear, French post-punk and black romanticism, Blind Delon shatters genres and styles to create an evolved strain of synthpunk that wears its influences proudly while mutating into something totally new. La Métamorphose represents a fresh direction -- a heavy, post-metal sound that's full of emotion and raw intensity. "Le Crépuscule" opens the album with a hard-hitting piece that commences the experience perfectly. Next up, the group kicks things into high gear with the speedy, heavy-synth play of "La Violence" featuring vocals by Fivequestionmarks, followed by "La Mort," a blackened post-punk cut featuring the one and only Curses. Label head Maenad Veyl makes a guest appearance on the fourth track, "L'Homme," which drifts into deep experimental melancholy with a cinematic feel. Keeping with this mood is the powerful "L'Affront" featuring The KVB, which descends further into darkness before resurrecting with the immense feelings of "Le Sarcasme." Track seven, "La Noyade," drills into the skull with growling vocals and menacing synths which bleed nicely into "La Foule," slowing things back down with a subtle yet lingering sense of dread. French project Poison Point arrive on "L'Envie" which moves guitars back to the forefront for a raucous ballad that sets up the final piece and title track, "La Métamorphose," the glorious grand finale of an album teeming with emotion and begging to be played again and again. Feature remix by Contre Soirée.