Profile: Billy Bayou of Glorior Belli


Call it what you will. Glorior Belli is some serious black metal crossed with southern swamp rock and just a touch of experimentation. Earlier this year the band dropped Sundown (The Flock that Welcomes) (which we glowingly reviewed here) which represented a welcome return to form. It’s not only one of the band’s best albums but it’s arguably one of the best black metal albums of 2016. A startling work of beauty and grit. We were fortunate enough to have Billy Bayou of Glorior Belli sit down and waste his time answering our profile. It’s humorous, real, critical and just a bit sadistic. Continue reading

Album Review: Glorior Belli – “Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)”


Since 2003, Glorior Belli have taken black metal and manipulated it in ways few would dare to. Naturally, this experimentation has brought mixed results over the handful of albums that have spanned the last 13 years or so. Regardless, this type of progressiveness that the french black metallers have brought forth should be praised. And with their latest effort, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes), Glorior Belli have released one of their stronger efforts. Furthermore, in a year that has, to date, been lighter on the black metal front, Glorior Belli have undoubtedly created the strongest album in this particular genre so far. Continue reading