Empalot is (was?) a so-called "experimental metal" project
led by the
brothers Duplantier, releasing an album in 2002.
Experimental is one way to describe this, quirky would
be another, as this is nothing like Gojira at all, and really
not much like anyone else, though someone somewhere
made a comparison to
Carnival In Coal
not a bad call.
The album has a fair bit of heavy guitar parts, but also
plenty of jazzy/funky interludes, random noises, and
various screetches from the vocalists, who at other times
sing both cleanly and harshly.
In general this has a just-for-fun feel to it, the guys clearly
not aiming for any particular audience.
Predictably, it's pretty uneven, and though it's a nice
change of pace from the usual bludgeoning metal that's
popular these days, it ultimately comes across as
Tous Aux Cepes
- Chez Evelyne
- La Trappe de Especial
- Le Bol
- Ua 2
- Faisez la Bagarre
- Pi KK
- Mister Inconvenient
- Caravan Man
- Stéphane Chateneuf
- Joe Duplantier
- Mario Duplantier