Miel Noir are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of gothic rock, apocalyptic wave, dark ambient, and industrial and this is a review of their 2016 double album "Honey-Beat" which was released by Caustic Records which also consists of their ep "The Temple And The Trigger".
Electro industrial sounds along with spoken word parts start off the album and a few seconds later clean singing goth vocals are added onto the recording and most of the beats are programmed and the music also gets very experimental at times and on later tracks electric guitars are utilized.
A lot of 80's goth rock influences can be heard throughout the recording and melodic guitar leads are also used at times and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and as the album progresses elements of ambient are added onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and female vocals are also used on some of the tracks and later songs also add in touches of neo folk and there is also a brief use of aggressive screams and on the ep classical guitars are added onto the recording.
Meil Noir creates another recording that remains true to the dark wave, goth, dark ambient and industrial mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, poetic and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Meil Noir and if you are a fan of gothic rock, apocalyptic wave, dark ambient, and industrial, you should check out this double album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Triggerwarning" "What I Want" "The Legend Of St. Ambrose" and "Honey-Apocalypse". 8 out of 10.