V.I.T.R.I.O.L is an atmospheric / melodic black metal album, full of pathos and poetry. There is no cliché, no platitudes here, on the contrary Pénitence Onirique infuse a unique feeling into their music, and are never repetitive, which results in the album being engaging and engrossing. Difficult to choose the best track, but my favorite is “Le Sel” where the dramatic initial arpeggio conveys a sense of agonizing desolation. Unfortunately my skills in French are not good so I'm not able to say exactly what the lyrics are about, since they are all in French.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L is an enthralling and even addictive album, and surely one of the top black metal releases of 2016.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L was released on September 16 2016 on Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions. Recorded by Penitence Onirique
Mixed & Mastered by The Rising recording studio In Belgium. Art Director & Photography by Bellovesos & Mathieu Voisin.
Bellovesos: all instruments
Diviciacos: lyrics, vocals
Text by Herjann