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Derniere Volonté - Les Blessures de L'ombre

Derniere Volonté seem to pick up on a lot of eighties electronics, combine it with martial percussion and stern vocalisations. Les Blessures de L'ombre is their second (or third?) CD following on from their Le Feux Sacre release on Hau Ruck. Amidst the genre the sound of Derniere Volonté is quite unique and very enjoyable. The martial percussion provides an urgency and Geoffroy possesses a strong melodic voice. There's little bombast within the music preferring soft melodies and the occasional ambient and symphonic interludes. 'Ton Visage De Papier' mixes accordion sounds with symphonic interludes and unremitting drum beats. Les Blessures de L'ombre features collaborations with Albin and Marthyana of Der Blutharsch on 'Vienna' (no, not that one - thankfully) a cold electronic track where the trio of voices converge. Fellow Hau Ruck comrades His Divine Grace feature on the shimmering 'Souvenirs de Demain'. With its melodic vocal, jaunty marching drum beats and warm keyboard sounds, 'Si...' does really deserve the military pop appellation. For the uninitiated Derniere Volonté combine the percussion driven sounds of Allerseelen, the martial aspect of Der Blutharsch with a sort of pop sensibility. Collectors should note that Les Blessures de L'ombre is also available as a white vinyl edition with a one-sided seven-inch single. But given their reputation they're probably long gone. For more information go to and order from or