“Screaming not with guts but with soul”
French dark rock cult Melt release their new album The Secret Teaching of Sorrow today. Already receiving rave reviews in the worldwide press, the album is now available on all digital platforms via newly established South African label Mongrel Records.
“Some bands do a great job of bridging the boundaries between rock and metal, which makes it difficult to classify their style and often lands them with the catch-all label: “alternative.” I’ve stopped trying to figure it out, myself. What matters is how a band connects with you on a heart level and Melt definitely does that and then some.” – Doomed & Stoned (US)
“The Secret Teaching Of Sorrow” is een waardige opvolger van de eerste plaat en de band laat horen dat ze verder gegaan zijn terwijl ze toch hun unieke stempel op de muziek blijven drukken. – Arrow Lords of Metal (NL)
“A spectacular album.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life (UK)
“The song beautifully subsides into a haunting and mesmerizing moodiness, becoming spine-tingling in a different way, and the vapor trail in the video captures the mood.” – No Clean Singing (US)
“Les compositions oeuvrent dans un post-rock metallisé (un peu comme le faisaient les Devianz) de bonne facture, le son étant particulièrement bien traité (« On this Earth »), mais c’est surtout la personnalité vocale de Charlotte Shiroe qui tient Melt de bout en bout.” –Obskure (FR)
Melt originally started as a duo when vocalist Charlotte and guitarist Olivier met in October 2007. During the first 8 years of living together they created the first Melt demos, in what can only be described as chaos. The result was a very personal combination of rock and metal, the music is dark, but ironically Charlotte and Oliver formed the band in pursuit of light and hope in the world.
In 2015 these two roaming souls met Roméo (drums) and Jux (bass guitar) – and so Melt could finally become a band, playing on every kind of stage in their area for the next 5 years.
“The Secret Teaching of Sorrow is from my point of view a concept album. I had to face a loss during the composition of this album, and I’ve been deeply impressed by the power of sorrow, the way it knocked me down for weeks, months… I wanted to engrave it in this album because no matter how sad I was at the moment, I felt it was a journey I needed to take in order to grow and change.” Comments guitarist Olivier Antoine
Watch the video for Hellion
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1. We Shall Not All Sleep In Death
3.On The Brink
6.In The Field
7.On This Earth
10.One Last Midnight