VALVE is a sludge/doom/hardcore band from Paris, France, that has been playing for about three years now. The music of the quintet has evolved towards a blend of dark, heavy and oppressing sludge and chaotic, aggressive hardcore, following the enormous footsteps of some of the biggest European bands playing that kind of music – Amenra and Celeste, just to name a couple . The band has been rushing European stages for the last two years delivering a wild and intense show and has no intention to stop.
After releasing their self-titled demo, back in 2012, they now finally deliver their debut full-length album that goes by the name of Apnée. CVLT Nation described it as an album containing “five jams of sludge laced with some raw and uncut hardcore. VALVE are not afraid to fuck with song structures, which only helps to keep their songs interesting. It’s now time for you to press play below so that you can hear this kick-ass band for yourself!”
full album stream
"A very dark, melodic and heavy sound" (8/10)
Doomed to Darkness
"Une traversée dans un monde fait de peurs et de colères, de bruits et de puissance" (7,5/10)
"I’m telling you, there’s something in the way these guys put together riffs that makes them stand out from the pack."
"...you’ve been seated nicely into the chaos and discordance!"
"Valve enserre votre gorge de ses anneaux et vous entraîne dans ses abysses pour une Apnée de plus de 35mn"
Du-Barbelé Dans Les Tympans
"Apnée ist am Ende eine dreckige und abgebrühte Scheibe, die mit viel Wucht und wunderbarem Live-Flair daherkommt" (7/10)
"insanely catchy riffs that mix punk, progressive, alternative, and post-metal" (8,6/10)
"Apnée is laced with a darkness" (3,5/5)
Rock n Reel
"Ultimately, Apnee is sludge familiar enough to be instantly endearing, but just unique enough to warrant attention."
"VALVE signe donc un premier album en mesure de convaincre et qui devrait ouvrir des portes bien méritées aux Français."
Shoot Me Again