Interviews About Albums: Anthropovore - Parthénogenése (2024)

In this new interview, we sat down with the French Black Metal band Anthropovore to ask questions about their album "Parthénogenése"

1. What can you say about this new EP/CD?

"Parthénogenèse" is our third album, in which we conducted quite a lot of experiments. Our first album, "Rip and tear", was heavily influenced by pure black metal. Our second album, "Boogeyman", transpired a stronger presence of death metal elements. On this third one, we also took some elements from sludge, staying within the blackened realm but approaching reminiscences of brutal dark progressive for moments at a time. That being said, putting labels on our musical style isn't really our thing. When the Beast compels us to write, play and record her music, we just comply. No question asked! A notable thing on this release is the guest appearance of Adsagosana, the vocalist from the melodic black metal band Houle.

2. What is the meaning of the EP/CD name?

Parthenogenesis is an asexual reproduction process in which a living organism is capable of producing offsprings without the need of a partner. To understand the meaning behind this being an album name, here is some insight regarding the history of our formation: Anthropovore is comprised of two human beings: Gevaudan and El Pradosaure. The third member of our formation is a creature coming straight out of Hell, that we affectionately call "the Beast"! She is the true mastermind of the band; and we're only her devoted apostles. We translate her words through our music. Dwelling on Earth to feed on humanity, she appears on all our album covers. On "Rip and tear", she lurked in the shadows of a forest, symbolizing the wild threat of nature slowly becoming more and more hostile towards mankind. On "Boogeyman", she is seen hiding under a bed in a child's room, invading our homes, confronting us with our childhood fears. On "Parthénogenèse", the Beast has grown in strenght and size by consuming many humans. Now, she's able to reproduce, and her abominable offsprings shall devour the world.

3. Which one is the composer of the CD/EP?

The Beast, of course! We are but bearers of her hate, and interpreters of her words.

4. If you had to pick one song, which one would you pick?

"Parthénogenèse". Besides being the eponymous title of the album, it's the most representative piece of what we do.

5. Is there a special message in this EP/CD? If there is what is it?

Yes, we directly address human foolishness. We point out the frivolous human occupations or concerns when a common threat is looming over them all.

6. Are there some lyrics that you'd love to share?

"L'horreur descend de son nid pour dévorer le monde C'est avec le sourire que j'observe les hommes qui s'effondrent"

Which translates to: "The horror crawls from its nest to devour the world. I watch mankind collapse with a beaming smile." In this album, almost all the tracks are written in French.

7. Which inspirations have been important for this album? Like musically or friends, family, someone you'd love to thank especially?

Bands like Blut Aus Nord, Akhlys, or even Oranssi Pazuzu, as well as acts such as Belphegor or Marduk, have been important inspirations for this album.

We would like to especially thank Cyrille and Yann from our label "France Black Death Grind". I know Cyrille will grumble when he sees I've referred to them as a label, haha!

These guys are doing quite remarkable work in promoting the French extreme music scene. Even though they prefer not to be considered a label (despite doing the same job) "France Black Death Grind" is actually a collective based on mutual support. These guys have figured it all out!

8. Something to add?

Yes, and it's a very important piece of information: "Parthénogenèse" is not the only one. It is accompanied by a second album: "F(a)I(m)N", which is a conceptual album consisting of a single 32 minutes long track! This fourth album is available on physical support only! Its title is an aggregation of two French words of the same pronunciation: "Fin", which translates to "End", and "Faim", which translates to "Hunger". If you enjoy our music and want to support our work, you can get this double album directly from our Bandcamp. In conclusion, we'd like to express our heartfelt thanks to you for this interview.

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