Incandescence - Le Coeur De L'homme
Incandescence, an epic black metal duo from Quebec, Canada comprised of multi-instrumentalist Philippe Boucher (Beyond Creation, Chthe’ilist) and vocalist Louis-Paul Gauvreau, have completed their fourth full-length album Le Coeur de L’Homme.
Ever since this project’s inception in 2011, Incandescence has been a vessel for Boucher—known mostly as a formidable top-tier drummer within the death metal scene due to his involvement in Beyond Creation and Chthe’ilist—to explore and expand his musical horizons in the realm of black metal (which he has also done with his other black metal project Décombres). Here he handles all the instruments and songwriting with his counterpart Gauvreau handling all the vocals, lyrics and concepts.
Le Coeur de L’Homme follows 2019’s Ascension and a string of previous notable releases, and reveals itself as a glorious towering black metal release that will stand as a watershed moment for the Quebec black metal scene and finally make aware of Incandescence as one of Canada’s more significant present day black metal outfits. This release is an expression highlighting the creativity that continues to dwell within the heart of Quebec black metal, a grandiose work of furious epochal ascending black metal, where virulent and hostile gesticulations stabilize themselves with that of the classic black metal traits of the melancholic, despondent, and sorrowful.