Cepheide are a band from France that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Respire".
A very dark and melodic guitar lead starts off the ep along with some atmospheric elements and after a couple of minutes drums are added into the music which also leads up to more of a fast and raw black metal style that uses a great amount of blast beats and depressive screams and both of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the band also brings in elements of cascadian and post black metal and there are also some guitar riffs that bring in a small amount of melody along with a brief use of clean playing and when synths are utilized they enhance the atmospheric elements that are present on the recording and the last track starts out in an ambient direction before making a return back to more of a raw and atmospheric style of black metal.
Cepheide continue the modern style of atmospheric black metal that they had establish on the previous recording and create 2 very diverse and epic tracks that combine atmospheric, post and cascadian black metal together while another song goes for an ambient style of the genre, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cepheide and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out the ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "I Le Souffle Brulant de I'llmmacule". 8 out of 10.