Velvet Cacoon - Genevieve

6.5 | 19 votes |
Release date: 30 March 2004
Style: Black metal


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04. Laudanum
05. Fauna & Flora
06. Genevieve
07. Bete Noir

Additional info
2LP version released by Southern Lord in June 2007 with what they call "Velvet Jacket", the jacket made of Velvet with the logo in black foil for Northsuite and silver foil for Genevieve. Limited to 1500 copies, 500 being marble-purple.

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Black Metal is a genre that, despite popular belief, is not completely impervious to trends. One of the bands that painfully proved that is the American Velvet Cacoon. Within very little time, they became one of the most controversial and notorious Black Metal bands in the scene. An endless amount of rumours about drug-abuse, the "diesel harp" guitar, the stolen music and their political ideas turned almost every forum in a playground for giddy little kids, expressing their love or disgust for the band. And about a year later, it all turned out to be one big hoax. But what a brilliantly played, painfully reflective hoax it was.

published 29.03.2008 | Comments (3)

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19.08.2012 - 17:29
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Such a low rating... makes me cry every time.
27.01.2015 - 16:45
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I miss the good old days when Velvet Cacoon span their web of bullshit and fakery. Also discovered this band thanks to them "ripping" off their music (bit of a coincidence they're both from Portland, eh).

27.01.2015 - 16:51
Rating: 6
Weirdo of MS
I miss more Clair Cassis than I miss Velvet Cacoon
04.09.2017 - 15:57
Esoteric Zachism
Superb album and band, one that I think is very underrated in the depressive black metal world. Reminds me of Xasthur, who I might call another one of the greatest bands from the genre.

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