Unlike an aimless artsy French film, Aosoth touch their cinematic roots with their newest video Ritual Marks of Penitence for their forthcoming album IV: Arrow in Heart, to be released April 16th.
Don’t expect any hipster imagery or pop metal from this French Black Metal tour de force. Aosoth focus on the more unsettling of images and compositions. In fact, I’m going out on a limb and proclaiming this new Aosoth album as anti-hipster firepower. Where hipsters take art and make it ironic, thus devaluing it, Aosoth harnesses their art much like a shaped charge for maximum impact. Everything is intact, from the seemingly bleak stifled riffs, to the stirring images that brings to mind an intense loss or isolation.