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Paysages Polaires

by CANTIQUE LÉPREUX

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Maison Planàterre
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Maison Planàterre Note: Québec (Québec), album long Jeu (lJ) paru en 2018_11.

L'expérience des musiciens et le fait qu'ils font de la musique ensemble depuis belle lurette transparaît dans la grande qualité de la musique offerte. Musique solide et assumée, l'écoute de l'ensemble des Titres est agréable à mes oreilles de métallurgiste de noire obédience. Les Titres 01 'Le feu secret' et 07 'Le fléau' permettent une entrée et une sortie grandioses à l'immersion sensorielle dans l'univers de Cantique Lépreux. Favorite track: Le fléau.
mourner
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mourner This is the step up from the debut one could expect and than some nice extra icing on top. One of the best atmospheric black metal albums out there.
Lovdahl, Ian
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Lovdahl, Ian CL's greatest work, i really love this arctic piece of art Favorite track: Le feu secret.
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Le fléau 08:14

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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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