Le Grand Guignol - The Great Maddening

8.4 | 55 votes |
Release date: 24 August 2007
Style: Symphonic black metal, Avantgarde black metal


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01. Cirqvs L.
02. Degenesis (Amor & Seuche)
03. Dimension: Canvas
04. Mens Insana In Corpore Insano
05. Madness And Her Thousand Young
06. The Healing Process
07. Finis Coronat Opus
08. I, Who Brought Forth Myself
09. Alsuntia
10. Lucilinburhuc
11. In, Beyond Or Through

Staff review by
Darkside Momo
The Grand Guignol was a theatre in Paris which specialized in horrific, mad and gory plays, and had the most of its success between the two world wars.

But, what all this has to do with metal?
Just think Arcturus or Unexpect (for the craziness) for a start... What, you've never listened to them? Come on! Anyway, next you add a baroque feel and neo-classical orchestrations.

published 26.03.2009 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
Another round on 1st time listen reviews. Le Grand Guignol is named after a famous-infamous theatre where people went to see horror flicks. That kinda describes what you're about to hear...

This album was released back in 2007 when the metal scene was not flourishing with too many avantgarde metal names; The Great Maddening it was considered "weird," "uncanny"; though not now, compared to much weirder stuff that has been made since I found it a pleasant listen with an bizarre opera-like touch. Similar bands would include Unexpect (a lot weirder and more intense), Vulture Industries, Devil Doll and Arcturus at times.

published 12.06.2013 | Comments (1)

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03.08.2010 - 11:47
Baz Anderson
Well this is one of the weirdest albums I have heard for a while.
07.01.2011 - 09:13
Written by Baz Anderson on 03.08.2010 at 11:47

Well this is one of the weirdest albums I have heard for a while.

Then you must listen Transcending Bizarre?
02.07.2012 - 03:01
Josh Gottret
Will be great that this awesome band come back to record a disc!
29.05.2017 - 00:08
Rating: 10
Been a while since I last listened to it. One of my best weird (and otherwise) albums. Would love to see them make more music.

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