Enigmatic post metal from France
DDENT is the instrumental brainchild of guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Louis Lambert and drummer Marc Le Saux. First EP “Chien Noir” (in reference to Churchill’s “black dog” metaphor) sees the day in 2013, which quickly leads to the addition of live musicians to the project. This milestone that lays the foundations for a dark post-rock sound, inducing an inevitable spiritual and sensory journey.
After a two-year hiatus, the project rises in the winter of 2015 with a new set of live musicians, the songwriting remaining the exclusive preserve of its main founder and guitarist. Debut album “آكتئاب” (ektiheb; or melancholy, depression) is recorded at Skyhammer Studio (Conan, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) in Liverpool. The eight tracks follow an instrumental thread, guided by enigmatic words: “Habouz”, “Arzel”, “Houri”… Coming from arab psalms, each one of these words and tracks depicts the melancholy and depression of a horseman, a poet.
With “آكتئاب“, DDENT sees its music blossom into a more massive and industrial-sounding post-metal, providing the listener striking otherwordly sensations, an invitation to introspection. The white and golden artwork for “آكتئاب” – drawing inspiration from marble tombstones found in certain Middle-East countries – is ornamented with a unique calligraphy designed by Mohammed Yacoub. The band is now formed of four permanent musicians, all set to release the first full-length on February 13th, 2017.