Funeral was one of France's earliest black metal bands. Oddly enough the band's misdeeds (well documented in Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlund's book, Lords of Chaos) gained more attention than their music. Xaphan, Funeral's frontman, conceived of a new band while incarcerated for grave robbery. Seigneur Voland formed in 1999 upon Xaphan's release. The band released a few splits with other like-minded French bands, and this ep. Typical of the French black metal bands, Seigneur Voland incorporate a great deal of melody into their music. One might even call this ep "beautiful". The band split in 2002 but recently reformed to play some gigs in their country. Members of this band have also been involved with the bands Finis Gloria Dei, Blessed In Sin, Kristallnacht, and Desolation Triumphalis.