Krassville is a French band, rooted in black metal. If that sentence made you decide to buy this album, you might be in for a surprise. This is as far away from black metal as it can possible get. Well, actually, it's not. There's no screams, no distorted blackened riffs and no blast beats but there's a bleak, eerie and haunting atmosphere. These are chansons noir, perfectly suited for those strange black and white movie soundtracks.
After an intro, a bit of a prelude to a funeral mass, the band comes up with the gloomy rocker 'Nihil Time Funeral Process'. The song reminds me of something between Nick Cave, Dale Cooper Quartet and Bain Wolfkind. 'De Sangre Y Mugre' continues that clean, acoustic but dark approach and adds a hint of rockabilly music, much to my delight to be honest. 'Love Suck And Hurts' does something different, by reminding me of dark folk acts like Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio.
If you're into soundtrack music and in particular Ennio Morricone, you will absolutely love most of the songs on this album, like the beautiful 'Tête Creuse'. Personally, I think this one is my favorite too but I'm still not very sure. I'm pleasantly surprised by the entire album and I recommend giving it a shot.