Otargos are a French black metal band, and their latest offering, Apex Terror, contains 9 tracks of intense and well-produced extremity.
Aggressive, clear, fast, bleak, and highly negative, it’s vaguely reminiscent of fellow Frenchmen Antaeus.
“For Terra” slows down enough to really groove; “Remnant From A Long-Dead Star” continues that bent with a doomier, more atmospheric introduction.
Unintelligible lyrics are sung in three different pitches.
They’ve got some genuine power, reasonably good songwriting, and technical playing skill behind them.
If you’re listening for non-theistic metal that freely rewrites the boundary between death & black, this band might really suit you.
Remnant From A Long-Dead Star