|Posted by situationright on September 5, 2020 at 6:00 AM|
Sanctuaire – L’Empreiente de Lucifer – Full-length – 2011
L’Empreiente de Lucifer is a rather older release and the former of the overall two ever released by Santuaire. The band only added Sainte mort full-length album from 2014 to their discography and their activity ceased since. The trio is from France and all their lyrics are in French. What else to say about this album rather than they were not prepared to release one. The compositions serve as a solid groundwork for what could have been a great heavy metal album. Instead, we have poorly recorded and weak basic 10 songs.
Like most heavy metal albums there are faster and energy-filled songs (although the energy can’t be felt due to the poor production) and more emotional pieces of work (also weak on the instruments). Comme un loup is such a ballad where the transition from clean to distorted guitars should make a difference. Unfortunately, when it happens it all continues in the same tone.
Societe fantome is my favorite from the bunch and I think the band should strive more towards these types of songs. L’Empreiente de Lucifer definitely is an interesting album for heavy maniacs, but for now, I am not sure whether to explore Sanctuarie further.