“La Part du Diable” Out February 19, 2021
Riff-driven with big bass grooves and corrosive vocals, Montreal’s one-man-band Maudiir created by F. unleashes a new progressive black thrashing EP “La Part du Diable”, a full year after releasing the debut EP “Le Temps Peste”. The intense, dark music comes with lyrics that draw on societal reflections, religion, and the environment.
F. aka Maudiir comments:
“I had great reviews for the first EP “Le Temps Peste”. I think the new EP “La Part du Diable” expands on the first one and brings more progressive and thrash elements. I also added distortion to the bass guitar this time around, which I think adds a Voïvod feel to the songs. All in all, it’s a pretty interesting and unique listen. I also wrote everything alone. Starting on guitar, adding drums, then guitar leads and textures, bass, and finally writing the words and recording them as I am advancing through the vocals. In the case of “The Crowning Hour”, I had a structure done with rhythm guitars and drums, but when I started adding bass, I realized the structure needed to change. Basically, the bass riff made it clear to me what was the verse in the song. Pretty much the same thing happened with “The Slumber”; switching things around when I got to the bass parts. So after that, I thought “why not try to write a whole song on bass?” That experiment yielded the track “Spirit of Sulfur”. That was very interesting for me; getting out of my comfort zone trying to figure out guitar parts that would complement the main bass lines.”
Maudiir is recommended for metalheads looking for something new, especially fans of Carcass, Darkthrone, and Skeletonwitch.
“La Part du Diable” is out now as of February 19th and available on the following digital platforms: Bandcamp: Maudiir.bandcamp.com
Apple Music: https://apple.co/3pGpORP
1. Fracture (4:50)
2. The Slumber (4:57)
3. The Fortunate Few (4:54)
4. Spirit of Sulfur (4:34)
5. The Crowning Hour (5:07)
EP Length: 24:24