Monolithe: Epsilon Aurigae
French funeral doom troupe discover the power of paring
Having completed their, er, ‘quadrilogy’ of albums with 2013’s Monolithe IV, the French funeral doom luminaries are starting a new chapter with the far more originally titled Epsilon Aurigae.
But for any fans concerned that the Parisian septet may have taken this opportunity to express their deep love of ragga or bashment or something, fear not. Epsilon Aurigae represents their most concise and direct album to date – clocking in at ‘only’ 45 minutes, cleaved into three quarter-hour meanders of synths and doom/death dirges.