Their music showcases strong guitar harmonies, fast drums and complex vocal performances.
Principius is a female fronted melodic death metal band from Montreal Canada. It was formed in 2019 and now consists of Axelle Doyon (vocals and lyrics), Louis-Philippe Montoya(guitar), Hugues Berger- Pelletier (guitar, music and lyrics), Frederic Gagné (bass) and Michel Gagné-Bouchard (Drum).
Their music showcases strong guitar harmonies, fast drums and complex vocal performances. Higher pitch screams, to deeper growls, to sometimes classical clean vocals and belting, it is overwhelming to think this is coming from the same person.
Hugues founded the band that originally started as a basement hobby. Attending different metal shows in the Montreal area provided the motivation to make the band an official project. Recruitment began and Axelle was eventually the first of the new members. Hard work then started on their first self-produced album. Lingering in Despair was released in November of 2020 and was very well received. Metal Universe says "Lingering in Despair is a very good first album that will surely make you headbang!"
As the 2020-2021 pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted, the band participates to multiple live events, while finishing preproduction of their second album. They release their single and video "Venerate" at the end of 2022 followed by their second single "Malady". Their second album, "Peace Through Affliction" has been released in all streaming plataforms.