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Paysages Polaires

Cantique Lepreux

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Format: CD

Cat No: EISEN135CDJC

PRE-ORDER: This item will be shipped with the aim to deliver on release day.

Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  Eisenwald

Packaging Type:  Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4260393746053

Genres:  Hard Rock & Metal  Black Metal  

  • Description

    Inspired by the frost-bitten regions of Quebec, the title of Cantique Lepreux's second full-length directly translates to "polar landscapes," exploring a recurring theme of the icy wilderness which makes up the majority of the band's homeland.

    Musically, Paysages polaires continues the nostalgic path laid out with the frosty, archaic tunes from the band's debut album as the record carves itself into another 45-minutes of darkness, misery and gloom. Cold black metal for the ages, Paysages polaires' stirring anthems - with a sharper and more direct songwriting approach - lead the way throughout the sophomore album's seven hypothermic tracks.

    Based on fast and atmospheric black metal, Paysages polaires balances between beautiful and harsh dirges in combination with the conceptual middle trifold of songs based around the North American winter. The passionate Quebecois carry a secret fire of stellar splendor as Cantique Lepreux reveals a wild black metal monument set in ice and stone."

    Recording and mixing by Blanc Feu. Percussions recorded by Francois C. Fortin at La Boite Noire Studio. Final mixing and mastering by G. of Eos. Photographs by Cadavre and Blanc Feu. Lyrics by Blanc Feu, except the three "Paysages polaires" that were written by the Quebecois poet Rene Chopin (1885-1953) . Cover painting by Gabriel Loppe (1825-1913), "Crevasses on the Glacier du Geant - Mont Blanc Massif" (1896).

    " ...everything here is as it should be. In every facet: repulsive, exciting, hard, soft, lovable, disgusting, aesthetic, ugly, anthemic and above all really good!" - METALINSIDE Magazine

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Le feu secret 08:13
      • 2. Les etoiles endeuillees 05:56
      • 3. Paysages polaires I 05:41
      • 4. Paysages polaires II 05:30
      • 5. Paysages polaires III 07:09
      • 6. Helas... 04:50
      • 7. Le fleau 08:14