Stream Celeste’s New Album ‘Animale(s)’ In Full With Terrorizer

By on 1 November 2013

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Nihilistic French black metal brigade Celeste are streaming their new album ‘Animale(s)’ in its entirety.

Formed in 2005, the quartet have been steadily evolving and maturing over the course of three prior full-lengths, refining their bleak and tormented sound. A healthy dose of hardcore influence is present too, bringing a violent and volatile element to the band’s sound that distinguishes them from the pack.

A sprawling, double disc concept album, ‘Animale(s)’ is perhaps the band’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date. The album is the result of three years of writing and rehearsing and tells a tragic and harrowing story.

Vocalist and songwriter Johan describes some of the themes the record deals with as such:

“So when I started with Celeste I was always writing about very nihilistic topics, although of a more general nature. I think you can actually see our albums – Pessimiste(s), Nihiliste(s) and Misanthrope(s) – as a deep fall, y’know. The titles say it all. It’s pessimistic to nihilistic to misanthropic, so it’s getting tougher and tougher each time. On Misanthrope(s) I had already dealt with some of the topics that I deal with on Morte(s) Nee(s), such as paedophilia, violence against women, rape, incest and so on. I really wanted to stress these topics more on Morte(s) Nee(s) though, and show not just the bad sides, but also the brighter side – the power that women have to be able to deal with these problems.”

You can listen to both discs of ‘Animale(s)’ below…

‘Animale(s)’ is released on November 22nd via Denovali Records, and is available to pre-order here.

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