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FORMED IN 2005, Parisian doom quartet Hangman’s Chair aren’t exactly a ‘new’ band. And yet, their new record, Banlieue Triste, has breathed new life into the four-piece, helping them to address some of the biggest issues they’ve faced to date.
Honesty is at the core of Banlieue Triste, its lyrics candid as it chronicles everything from struggles with mental health (Touch The Razor), the loss of family
(Negative Male Child) and the nearloss of a bandmember to a drug overdose in 2016 (04/09/16).
“Ironically, the toughest lyrics we had to write were the ones we didn’t do!” follows Julien. “With the track Sidi Bel Abbes we wanted to pay tribute to our friend and founding HMC member Sid Ahmed [who tragically died in a car crash in 2010]. We didn’t feel we could to talk about it lyrically; that’s why we chose to do it in an instrumental song – to express what we feel without words.” Hangman’s Chair are masters of utilising a blend of doom metal riffs and moody post-punk atmospherics to perfectly capture the dread of impending mortality.
There is something undeniably personal to their sound and their approach of facing down the darkness with unflinching honesty. Hangman’s Chair might not be the newest band around, but goddamn if they don’t possess the most endearingly unique sound in doom this side of Type O Negative.
BANLIEUE TRISTE IS OUT NOW VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS

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