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Sortilège - Sortilège


GenresHeavy Metal
LabelsAxe Killer
Ranked#27 for 1983 , #3,657 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  2
Total votes :  3
Rating :  90 / 100
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Sortilège Information

Track listing (Songs)


Line-up (members)

  • Vocals : Christian Augustin
  • Guitars : Didier Demajean
  • Guitars : Stephane Dumont
  • Bass : Daniel Lapp
  • Drums : Bob Snake
Axe Killer Records reissued the album in 1997 containing six bonus tracks:
6. Blade Killer
7. Gladiator
8. The Amazon Warriors
9. Alien
10. Death Hymn
11. Delirium

A video for "Sortilège" was shot in the Parisian subway, and aired on French
television on April 17, 1983.

Sortilège Reviews

Reviewer :  level 14   95/100
Date : 
An album worthy of dedicating to overall French music history. No other French metal album has the right stuff to be a threat to this album.

Historically, although French music scene was inarguably not the best, or at least not the most successful, there always were some impeccable composers or musicians like Debussy or Ravel. The album I'm mentioning here is undeniably one of the best music pieces France has ever seen after Ravel. If I am to come up with a word to describe the French metal scene, it can be abridged in a single word that is "Decadence", (I would like to make it clear this may or may not be entirely true and it is only a reflection of my personal experiences) even though I cannot link the country itself or the French culture to decadence, it has somehow represented the overall French metal scene for decades now.

However, here Sortilège stands, featuring something completely different from decadent; an aberration from the originality of the scene; the great escape; a perfection, perhaps. Its exceptionality comes from its riffs and vocals. Let's first go into the vocals: a high-pitched typical power/heavy metal vocal set, but this only encompasses one conspicuous point of Augustin's vocals. He remarkably produces a performance that can easily and, perhaps only, be compared to Midnight of Crimson Glory. Two vocalists share the extremely high noted vocal lines as well as its dramatic texture. It is as if the vocal is "acting" instead of "singing". The on
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Sortilège Comments

level 21   85/100
podarené EP francúzskych heavy metalových legiend. Dobre nápady, kvalitné gitary a celkom aj zvuk
level 7   90/100
프랑스 헤비메탈 3대장 중에서 표면적으로 가장 단단하고 헤비한 음악을 한다. 물론 그에 걸맞는 멜로디와 프랑스 답지 않은 블루칼라적 터프함이 묻어나는 부분이 공존하는게 굉장히 독특하다.

Sortilège Discography

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