France's Day Before Us have returned with a new album continuing the neo-classical, ethereal and dark ambient mixture of their previous recordings and this is a review of their 2015 album "Prelude a 'lame d'elegie" which was released by Opn.fr.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album and after a couple of minutes the music goes into more of a dark ambient direction and most of the songs are very long and epic in length while also being very atmospheric throughout most of the recording and the keyboards also bring in a variety of many different sounding keys.
Spoken word samples can be heard in certain sections of the recording and as the album progresses elements of drone are added into the music on more of a regular basis and some songs also bring in operatic female vocals and a later track brings in a small amount of guitars along with some traces of electronic music and darkwave and there is also a brief use of clean singing male vocals that also gives the music more of a goth feeling.
Day Before Us creates another recording that mixes ambient, drone and neo classical while also adding in more variety and atmosphere this time around, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Day before us and if you are a fan of dark ambient and neo classical, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ecstasy Of the Stigmatist" "Talk Room" and "Rise Of Elegeia". 8 out of 10.