Orakle are a band from France that plays a very experimental and progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Eclats" which will be released in May by Apathia Records.
A very hard and heavy progressive metal sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric synths and you can also hear a lot of melody in the guitar riffing and when vocals are added into the music they start out with clean singing and bring an avant garde feeling to the recording and the music also brings in elements of 70's prog rock.
When solos are added onto the recording they are very melodic and progressive while the vocals also bring in grim black metal screams at times and the music also brings in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Some of the tracks are long and epic in length and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a decent amount of blast beats and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard in some sections of a few songs and each track also brings a diverse sound to the recording.
Orakle plays a style of black metal that has a lot in common with the avant garde side of the genre of the 90's while also being very experimental and adding in a touch of the more modern and progressive sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French cover Nature, Curse and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Orakle are a very great sounding experimental, progressive and avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS TRACKS INCLUDE "Solipse" "Apophase" and "Aux Eclats". 8 out of 10.