A French post-metal group designed and directed by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, artist, and film director Fursy Teyssier, Les Discrets transcend the traditional metal genre via an atmosphere-driven blend of post-rock and blackened shoegaze.
Formed in 2003 as a musical side project for Teyssier, who was then a member of the band Phest and an in-demand illustrator, the outfit eventually expanded to a trio with the additions of vocalist Audrey Hadorn and drummer Winterhalter, the latter of whom sits behind the kit with fellow French art-metallers Alcest
, and used to play with Teyssier in the post-punk/black metal outfit Amesoeurs
. In 2009, Les Discrets inked a deal with Prophecy Productions
and issued a split EP with Alcest
. 2010 saw the release of their debut full-length outing, Septembre et Ses Dernières Pensées, which was followed by Ariettes Oubliées in 2012. Winterhalter and live bassist Neige left the project in 2013 to focus on Alcest
, but Les Discrets continued to operate with Teyssier and Hadorn behind the wheel. The duo released their third studio long-player, Prédateurs, in early 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi