ELLIPSE: À NOS TRAÎTRES
Gallic post-hardcore troupe blend brains and brawn
Complete with French lyrics and a potent frontwoman, this Nantes five-piece embrace a post-hardcore ethos whose heavy shred embraces complex and soaring melodies.
Their debut full-length thrills from the off, but it’s the particularly driven, metal-drenched title-track and seven-minute closer La Chute that most strikingly highlight Ellipse’s polished songwriting skills. While the real award goes to the band’s gloriously heady fretwork and gripping riffs, Claire Bousigue’s vocals are unfailingly ferocious and raw, spitting out a mix of focused, enraged yells and the occasional death roar.