Celeste (FR)

More than ‘just’ a band, Celeste is in fact a vigorous assault on the senses. Especially live, where their unique blend of post-hardcore, black metal and doom is augmented by flashing strobes and flickering red headlights in the dark. Of course, stripped down to the music they still remain one of the most original, provoking and just downright heavy bands in Europe and by extension, the world. This year’s Assassine(s)’ serves as a stark reminder.