Diary of Distruction – “Outside the Shades” EP (2010)


Independent Release

Review By Tony Cannella

France’s Diary of Destruction has already released a 3-song demo in 2009. Now the female fronted melodic metal band return with a 6-song EP titled “Outside the Shade”. Kicking off with the eerie, horror movie style intro “Outside the Shade” the band launches into the heavy metal style riffage of “Without Beauty”. Lead vocalist Audrey Ebrotie has a beautiful, multi faceted voice. She can reach the high ranges but stops short of being just another operatic singer. “Without Beauty” also features some grunt vocals, which can be heard throughout the 25-minute disc. The next track “Men Blunder” opens with a thundering bass line, before giving way to another unrelenting guitar riff. “Storm” opens with some cool machine gun style riffing before settling into a solid groove. The final two “Unbreakable” and “The Other Side” complete this 6-song EP. There is no denying that Diary of Destruction has grown in leaps and bounds from their first EP.  Overall, the songs on “Outside the Shade” are potent and deliver a melodic metal cocktail that should please fans of the genre.

Rating – 83/100



  1. Outside the Shade
  2. Without Beauty
  3. Men Blunder
  4. Storm
  5. Unbreakable
  6. The Other Side 


Line Up

  • Audrey Ebrotie – Vocals, Grunts
  • Anthony Dutilleul – Guitars, Growls
  • Berengere Bulkaen – Bass
  • Johan Debacq – Drums 



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