EP Review: Henriette B’s “Tales of Reality”

Tales of Reality’s six tracks see Henriette B explore the dizzying edges of prog, dive deep into metalcore’s low-end acrobatics, furthering it down to death metal.

Tales of Reality captures the volatility of its title with a complex, explosive soundtrack brimming with infectious hooks courtesy of the intense interplay between Ian Girod’s growls and Vincent Simonin’s and Thierry Grundbacher’s guitar work. This chaotic beauty is best captured on “Face or Flee” with the gentle and pristine undertow of its verse that is unexpectedly overwhelmed by the unbridled fury of its chorus.

Tales of Reality is one hell of an EP from a band that is coloring outside the lines of modern metal. The EP leaves little doubt that Henriette B have a glowing future ahead of them.

Buy Tales of Reality on Bandcamp.