Helioss are a band from France that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very melodic, progressive and symphonic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Devenir Le Soliel" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath and Mourning Light Records.
A very fast and melodic sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while symphonic elements are also mixed into the heavier sections of the music. Vocals also bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams as well as the solos and leads also adding in a lot of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while spoken word parts can also be heard on a few tracks. The music also brings in a great amount of prog metal elements along with some of the tracks also being very long and epic in length.
One track also introduces stringed instruments onto the recording along with all of the drum beats being programmed. A lot of the solos and leads also add in touches of the neo-classical and shred style and as the album progresses clean playing and melodic male and female vocals can also be heard briefly as well as the synths adding in a small amount of psychedelic influences and the album closes with an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English and cover dark and scientific themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording form Helioss and if you are a fan of melodic, symphonic and progressive black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Wall Of Certainity" "Singularity" "La Lepre Des Hommes" and "Now...Shine!". 8 out of 10.