Origin: France
Genres: Black Metal
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Phazm is essentially half of Scarve, three members from that group apparently needing a second outlet for their musical energies. While Scarve focuses more on Strapping Young Lad-styled industrial-laced chaos, Phazm appears more rooted in black metal, though they really aren't a typical black metal band. Given that a lot of extreme metal bands have trouble expanding beyond their basic style, Phazm have surprising depth, almost to the point of one wondering what kind of music these guys really want to play. There are speedy death/black numbers ("Inchaos"), but also Satyricon-ish black tunes like "Fleshback", grindy slow black metal on "Resinous Balm" (shades of Khold here), down-tuned death-n-roll ("What A Wonderful Death"), and closing with "Dogs", a clear Motorhead tribute that would do Lemmy proud. Hate At First Seed is a pretty cool debut, nice to hear bands like this stretch things out a bit rather than lapsing into the every-song-sounds-the-same trap.

Current Members

Pierrick Valence

vocals/guitars (ex-Scarve)

Voctproen Vilchez





drums (ex-Agressor)

Former Members/Guests

Patrick Martin

guitars (Scarve)

Dirk Verbeuren

drums (Aborted, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Lyzanxia, Malevolence, No Return, ex-One-Way Mirror, Powermad, Scarve, Soilwork, ex-Yyrkoon)

Cedric Lickel



Hate At First Seed 
2004 Osmose
  1. Inchaos
  2. What A Wonderful Death
  3. Resinous Balm
  4. Forest Recipe
  5. Devoured Tenderness
  6. Vicious Seed
  7. Fleshback
  8. Loneliness
  9. Dogs
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Patrick Martin
  • Mahx
  • Dirk Verbeuren

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

Antebellum Death'n Roll 
2006 Osmose
  1. How To Become A God
  2. Hunger
  3. Black'n Roll
  4. So White, So Blue, So Cold
  5. My Darkest Desire
  6. Damballah
  7. Decay
  8. The Bright Side Of Death
  9. Sabbath
  10. Mr. Toodling
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Mahx
  • Cedric Lickel

Cornerstone Of The Macabre 
2008 Osmose
  1. Love Me Rotten (Love Me True)
  2. The Worm On The Hook
  3. Damnation
  4. Strange Song
  5. Welcome to My Funeral
  6. The Old Smell of the Meat
  7. Mucho Mojo!
  8. The End
  9. Necrophiliac
  10. Damage Inc.
  11. Adrift
  • Pierrick Valence
  • Voctproen Vilchez
  • Mahx
  • Gorgor

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 


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