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The Lumberjack Feedback: Blackened Visions

Album Review

Weighty Gallic riffs that fail to leave an impression

There’s a self-assured air surrounding this French troupe’s slickly packaged and produced debut, appearing off the back of a promising EP that offered an all-too-short taster of their instrumental doom/stoner/post/prog adventures.

What is laudable, and noticeable within the first two by turn brazen and pensive tracks, is that the band’s voice has matured, burying obvious nods to their influences within a record with a personality of its own, but sadly, that’s where the compliments end. For an instrumental record, with two drummers, no less, the instrumentation leaves a lot to be desired.

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