Hailing from Northern France, Belenos (Celtic God of the Sun) was formed as a one-man project by Loïc in 1995. The music is like a lonely journey through wild, dark moors, and old traditions of the Celtic lands. This is what Belenos is telling us from their webpage and that‘s absolutely right.
The raging and intense screams and a wall of sound consisting mid-tempo riffs, ambient passages, clean vocal chants, and brutal raw aggressive Black Metal keep the listeners on their toes. This is some creative Black Metal for sure.
In my opinion Belenos has created a niche for themselves over the years while still retaining their Black Metal roots from the 1990’s. They incorporate different elements into the mix as well, like clean vocals and some melody. The harrowing moments are totally harrowing, but the clean and ambient moments are like a fresh breath of air. This is Pagan Black Metal how it should be. Bravo! (HaCeBo)