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Paysages Polaires

by CANTIQUE LÉPREUX

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Pulpit Plague Un hymne à la froideur du pays avec ce petit quelque chose de typique et familier du son québécois. Multiples influences provenant de plusieurs gros noms de la scène local. On prend même le temps pour un petit clin d’œil à
René Chopin. Vu le background des musiciens on s'imagine bien sûr une réussite. C'est culte que tu le veuilles ou non!
Favorite track: Les étoiles endeuillées.
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TuorUlmondil YES, Quebec, keep crushing me with beautiful albums like this one
Michael Hojjatie
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Michael Hojjatie Read my review for ViaOmega here:

www.viaomega.com/articles/cantique-lépreux-paysages-polaries-review Favorite track: Les étoiles endeuillées.
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the trve Meduson A perfect soundtrack for a dark, cold winter.
This album definitely is a standout!
Atmospheric, great instrumental, great vocals,
Overall just amazing! Favorite track: Le feu secret.
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猫 シ Corp. Great soundtrack for the upcoming winter!
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Inspired by the frost-bitten regions of Québec, the title of the 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 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. A secret fire of stellar splendor as Cantique Lépreux reveals a wild black metal monument set in ice and stone.

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released November 30, 2018

Recording and mixing by Blanc Feu
Percussions recorded by François C. Fortin at La Boîte Noire Studio.
Final mixing and mastering by G. of Eos
Vinyl master by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios

Photographs by Cadavre and Blanc Feu
Lyrics by Blanc Feu, except the three "Paysages polaires" that were written by the Québécois poet René Chopin (1885-1953)

Cover painting by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913), "Crevasses on the Glacier du Géant - Mont Blanc Massif" (1896)

Layout by Misanthropic Art (misanthropic-art.com)

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CANTIQUE LÉPREUX Québec City, Québec

It is the faith of the cursed to walk to the abandoned lands and lose themselves in the forest.

There they draw from ancient rivers the Arcanes.

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