While They Sleep are a solo project from Ukraine that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Les Fleurs Du Mal" which was released as a joint effort between Symbol Of Domination and More Hate Productions.
Water sounds along with some heavy yet melodic riffing starts off the album along with some drum beats and powerful sounding bass guitars and after awhile grim black metal screams make their presence known and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
During the faster sections of t he songs a great amount of tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music a more raw feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads bring in a very dark yet melodic style and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also always remains heavy.
While They Sleep creates another recording t hat remains true to the raw and atmospheric style of black metal from the previous release, the production sounds very dark and heavy while t he lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and paranormal themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from While They Sleep and if you are a fan of r aw and atmospheric black metal, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Darkness" "The Vampire" and "The Ghost". 8 out of 10.