France's Day Before Us have returned with a new release which continues the neo-classical, darkwave and cinematic ambient mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their 2016 album "Nihil Intent" which was released by Rage In Eden.
Field recordings and soundscapes start off the album along with some voices, distorted drones and atmospheric synths which also gives the music more of a dark ambient feeling a few seconds later and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and the music also has a soundtrack film atmosphere at times.
On later tracks the music starts incorporating more neo-classical elements and some of the songs are long and epic in length and as the album progresses ethereal female are added onto the recording along with a small amount of whispers and electric guitars and most of the songs also sound very different from each other and a later track also introduce acoustic guitars onto th album briefly and nature sounds are used on the closing track.
Day Before Us creates another recording that remains true to the neo-classical, ethereal, darkwave and ambient mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English and cover dark and esoteric themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Day Before Us and if you are a fan of neo-classical, darkwave and cinematic ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Saint Of Grief" "Zatvornik" and "Nihil Intent". 8 out of 10.