Hargne "Réaction" LP
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Hargne emerge from the streets of Paris fully formed with their own personality (and powerful songwriting), ready to lead a modern strain of French black metal into whatever future that may lay ahead. A potent mixture of French Oi (Camera Silens, Trotskids, Komintern Sect, Reich Orgasm) Norwegian Black metal (Burzum, Mysticum, etc.) and French Industrial punk (Berurier Noir and Metal Urbain). Seed Stock is proud to announce the first release of Hargne, ‘Reaction’, on LP limited to 300 copies. Musically, Hargne exist somewhere between Norwegian style black metal and French street punk, the sound will bring to mind many different styles, but they end result coheres into something that feels natural and full of potential. If you can imagine the Mysticum demos inbred with the entire “Chaos in France” compilation LP, Hargne might be the result. What will also stand out most to the listener is the use of a minimal rhythm machine instead of live drums which creates a clear lineage leading back to the dissenting and feral side of early Berurier Noir or Metal Urbain. For that reason, “Reaction” could possibly fall into the ‘industrial black metal’ category, however that genre has always been hard to identify and mostly defined by the use of drum machine and little else. Aside from the rhythm section, the spirit and sound is certainly Francophone black metal and may also bring to mind the punchy styling of Peste Noire or Akitsa. References aside, Hargne have created a strong identity through this set of 8 songs with riffs galore and fierce attitude. With their first ever release,”Reaction”, Hargne have revealed a new terrain waiting to be pillaged.