"So incinerating, so excruciating... [A] hellish amalgam of black metal, darkwave, doom, noise, and… I don’t know what else."
- No Clean Singing
"[Hellicoprion] adopts the pace of doom metal and gurgling black metal shrieks, layering them on throbbing, fuzzy darksynth... As each track evolves, they become more explicitly electronic and melodic, revealing slasher soundtrack sensibilities buried underneath the cold chaos." - Toilet Ov Hell
Unapologetic, unflinching, and unable to be categorized, COUTOUX (pronounced "KOO - too") drops nearly all semblance but a faint echo of his danceable dark EBM history to create a monster of a new album, Hellicoprion. Defying analog traditions of black metal, COUTOUX's latest onslaught is a brutal journey through heavy digital soundscapes and icy shrieks, at once startling but also expansive and fulfilling. Coutoux says Hellicoprion "is a concept album, based on the ancient shark; the helicoprion. The material and theme speaks on how us humans have destroyed our oceans and much of the earth's natural beauty; thus having the true natives of this planet taking back what they own. 'Hellicoprion' stems from my misunderstanding of humanity and my inner rage towards those who take it for granted." It‘s the perfect soundtrack to your underground torture bunker in a dystopian future.
Never before have I heard deep, dark synth wave mixed in such a smooth chilled-out way.
The album flows beautifully, creating a melancholic, isolated atmosphere.
If you're about achieving a certain ambience during your listening sessions, this one encapsulates the feel of the loneliest big city in the world - Los Angeles - perfectly. lbarid