Cantique Lépreux - "Paysages polaires" Out Now via Eisenwald

Taken from the album "Paysages polaires", out November 30th, 2018 via Eisenwald. More info & order: Follow CANTIQUE LÉPREUX: Bandcamp: Facebook: Subscribe to our channel: Website: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Youtube: Bandcamp: Discogs: Spotify:

Paysages polaires
Cantique Lépreux
30 November 2018

Inspired by the frost-bitten regions of Québec, the title of CANTIQUE LÉPREUX’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.

The album's intriguing cover art is the work of classic French artist Gabriel Loppé, Crevasses on the Giant Glacier - Mont Blanc Massif (1896). The three-part track "Paysages polaires" was written by Québécois poet René Chopin (1885-1953).

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 Québécois carry a secret fire of stellar splendor as CANTIQUE LÉPREUX reveals a wild black metal monument set in ice and stone.

Paysages polaires was recorded and mixed by the band's own Blanc Feu, with additional drum recording by François C. Fortin. Final mixing and mastering was handled by G. (Eos, Délétère, Tchornobog) with additional vinyl mastering by Greg Chandler.


Blanc Feu - vocals, guitars
Matrak - bass
Cadavre - drums