Subject: 6: Cénotaphe - Monte Verità From: .jh Date: 2020-12-15T15:50:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2020 Cénotaphe Monte\ Verità ![Monte Verità](/gfx/817369.jpg) I was a big fan of Cénotaphe's 2019 EP _Empyrée_ noting that I was eagerly awaiting what they'd do next, well now we know, as _Monte Verità_ is that next thing. Now sound wise there are few changes from last year, and it's just as raging and ravenous as I remember _Empyrée_ being. In many ways Cénotaphe sound more like they were from Quebec than from France proper, while perhaps it's a lot down to the very obviously French vocals which obviously are a huge thing in the Métal Noir Québécois scene, but it's hard to not draw parallels as most of the same elements are here, if I hadn't known better in a blind test I'm pretty sure I'd have said this was straight outa Québec City. So if like me you're a fan of raw blackmetal with a hint of melody then this is your album. [Cénotaphe](https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/C%C3%A9notaphe/3540419682) ---