Boisson Divine – ‘La Halha’ (2020)
Release: 27 May 2020
From France we have the third full-length by Boisson Divine. The first French folk-metal band that I can listen to and I must say that it was very nice to know this sound. In ‘La Halha’ we can see melodies very well and very catchy – you will agree with me when listening to ‘La Sicolana’-. From the instrumentalization to the voice you can see the work and effort made, and that stands out a lot in ‘Novempopulania’. A song with a very traditional sound with the appropriate measure of guitars and percussion and whose single we saw with a special art that mixed wine and paint.
The album in general is very pleasant to listen to. His energy is unique as work but different between his songs thanks to the melodic base. An example is ‘Rei de Sueda’ where the influences of Scandinavian rhythms can be noticed but keeping the sound of the album.
‘Suu camin estelat’ is a very power-metal song which shortly after starting shows that it does not just stay in the power-metal style of a few decades ago, but it has a much more modern and fresh flavor with incursions of sounds outside of the genre to give it its own personality.
The folk instruments are very well handled in both composition and mix, they accompany in a way consistent with the other -modern- instruments without losing their identity, and we can even perceive an effort to give each one a remarkable moment among the 15 tracks of this album.
My favorite songs that you should listen to are ‘Abelion’, ‘Libertat’ and ‘Novempopulania’.
Apparently we only have good things to say about this album. Hopefully, the fire of la Halha and la Croix de Béliou that we can see on the cover, accompany them to carry their music around the world.
- Lo pèla pòrc
- Suu camin estelat
- Xivalièr de Sentralha
- Rei de Suèda (Sveriges Kung)
- La Sicolana
- Un darrèr còp