Label: tUMULt
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


Diamatregon is a French black metal band that specialises in violently thrashing, ultra chaotic, on-the-verge-of-losing-control, over saturated, super distorted and noisy, TRUE black metal; fast and furious with the occasional midtempo breakdown and a once-in-a-while doomy dirge. But they also happen to have quite a way with melodies, as 1000 mile an hour blasts can get pretty tedious, pretty quickly. So even though the songs sometimes sound like a black metal band being hurled down a stairway (a good thing, mind you), the songs stick in your head more than you would think possible. And the occasional midtempos, full of fuzzed out guitars and simple relentless drumming, definitely bring to mind the mighty Burzum. The hyperspeed majority of the record is a thick and hellish brew of harsh, inhuman howls, amp melting, overdriven guitars, thrashing drums and a lo-fi, somehow with really heavy and thick production. They even cover the Misfits', "Death Comes Ripping", turning it into a 90 second blast of sinister, speaker shredding, head banging, church burning, high end brutality.