Maudiir, coming from the underbelly of Montreal, Quebec, Canada is a one-man black/thrash metal project that formed to be musically independent. Starting with guitar, F. works his way through each sullen track, adding drums, recording all the colorations and textures of the guitars, adding bass, and finally writing the words, very often at the same time they are being recorded.
Maudiir released their debut EP “Le Temps Peste” during February 2020 and now returns exactly a year later with the follow up “La Part du Diable” due out February 19th, 2021.
The echo of guitars rings out loud, disconcerting and unclear in direction. It doesn’t take long for Fracture to erupt like a sore as Maudiir expose the harshness of their blackened thrash to willing ears. High powered and pacey, it’s a head-banger of a start.
The Slumber has a much rougher and darker tone but keeps the animated metal rhythm front and centre. F’s vocals are particularly on point but the distorted bass and ripping guitar solo can’t be ignored either. The Fortunate Few has cleaving groove with gusts of forceful guitar work and Spirit of Sulfur burns with unbridled malice while being chunky with an edge of progressiveness about it.
It’s The Crowning Hour that closes out a banger of an EP. Where the guitars blur reality and the drums hammer so hard, the brain begins to ache. The tempo is fiery, and the passionate delivery is joyfully received again.
Maudiir – La Part du Diable Full Track Listing:
2. The Slumber
3. The Fortunate Few
4. Spirit of Sulfur
5. The Crowning Hour
Maudiir - La Part du Diable (Self Released)
The Final Score - 8/10