France has long been a fertile breeding ground for black metal, and one of its best kept secrets is Déluge, who have been kicking up a blend of that genre and post-hardcore since 2014. Dropping their debut full-length Æther in 2015, in 2020 they return with sophomore effort Ægo Templo, a more accessible record that pushes their sound in ever more imaginative directions.
Formed in north-east France, Déluge is the number one priority for all of the members. Creating bright, powerful and honest music inspired by black metal, the band lay no claims to truly belonging to that scene, proudly labelling themselves in the beginning as ‘untrve French black metal’.
Their inclusion of post-hardcore and post-metal influences plus “clean and vociferous” vocals helps to separate them from their contemporaries and makes for a perhaps deeper listening experience