For the uninitiated, ‘Monster’ represents the perfect contact point for entering French metal outfit No Terror in the Bang’s artistic universe. An elegant, majestic and highly cinematic offering, the record is introduced by mellow and poignant orchestral textures, packed with poignancy and charisma. The group’s evocative lead female vocals are incredibly powerful and instantly command the listener’s attention.
Drenched in such a stunning arrangement, ‘Monster’ grows its intensity gradually, preferring lyrical honesty and expressive stylings over instrumental prowess. Just past the two-minute mark, No Terror in the Bang show their true face, unveiling their signature alt-metal distortion and dark, creepy rock energy. Dissonant riffs and an overall sense of fuzziness guide the listeners into heavier territories, drastically changing the vibe. If ‘Monster’ did give us the impression of an emotional yet mellow gem, it is now clear there’s a healthy amount of fierceness and boldness in it, too.
No Terror in the Bang accompany the record with a luscious visual livery, unveiling a music video shot in France, “inspired by the original Little Red Riding Hood tale”.
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