Release date: 20 December 2007
Style: Depressive black metal

Rating:

8.8 | 50 votes

Owners:

54 have it
19 want it


01. Il Était Une Forêt... (Once Upon A Forest...)
02. Le Gala Des Gens Heureux (The Reception Of Happy People)
03. Cicatrice (Scar)
04. Veux-Tu Danser? (Do You Want To Dance?)
05. Profonde Misanthropie (Deep Misanthropy)
06. La Dryade (The Dryad)

Top 20 albums of 2007: 8

Review
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Staff review by
Troy Killjoy

Rating:
9.5
Depressive black metal
Canada
Sepulchral Productions

Line-up on the CD:
Icare - vocals, drums, violin, piano
Neptune - guitars, bass, cello

It's all about pain.

Having risen from the ashes of Niflheim, Canadian depressive black metal veterans Icare and Neptune continued treading their woeful path with Gris, further exemplifying their manic depression to the backdrop of recursive self-mutilation. The haunting melodies they achieve with this album make for a truly epic feel, capable of immersing the listener in a vat of pity while maintaining the ultimate goal of exposing humanity's immortal weakness: loneliness. Il Était Une Forêt... will burn through your security blanket and overturn all thoughts of optimism, leaving you disheveled and destitute...and begging for more.

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published 22.05.2010 | Comments (29)

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Boxcar Willy - 15.04.2012 at 00:46  
  A very nice album.
Alex Fenger - 28.09.2012 at 04:06  
Rating: 10 It's funny, the guy on MA who gave this an 18% also gave Illud Divinum Insanus 100%.... just thought i'd mention that
Oh and this is probably my favorite BM release of all time... this among like 3 others
Dinruth - 11.10.2013 at 14:17  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 28.09.2012 at 04:06

It's funny, the guy on MA who gave this an 18% also gave Illud Divinum Insanus 100%.... just thought i'd mention that
Oh and this is probably my favorite BM release of all time... this among like 3 others


some people just can't recognize quality even when it his em in the face .. btw just purchased it, and I love it!!
Maco - 30.07.2014 at 06:15  
  Oh my god. La Dryade.
Troy Killjoy - 30.07.2014 at 20:08  
 
Written by Maco on 30.07.2014 at 06:15
Oh my god. La Dryade.

Right? I've probably listened to it over 100 times since I first discovered it. Such a beautiful way to close out an album.
mz - 10.09.2014 at 09:33  
Rating: 6 Is it due to my overall disinterest in DSBM or this album isn't really that especial?
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.09.2014 at 13:39  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 10.09.2014 at 09:33

Is it due to my overall disinterest in DSBM or this album isn't really that especial?

*cough* uninterest *cough*

I enjoy some DSBM, but I always found Gris boring to the max.
Mary N. - 10.09.2014 at 13:49  
Rating: 8 But Gris is really cool to my ears
mz - 10.09.2014 at 17:35  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.09.2014 at 13:39


*cough* uninterest *cough*

I enjoy some DSBM, but I always found Gris boring to the max.

Hey is "disinterest" really wrong in that sentence?

Mid shining is the only thing DSBM that I actually like.
mz - 10.09.2014 at 17:35  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.09.2014 at 13:39


*cough* uninterest *cough*

I enjoy some DSBM, but I always found Gris boring to the max.

Hey is "disinterest" really wrong in that sentence?

Mid shining is the only thing DSBM that I actually like.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.09.2014 at 17:37  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 10.09.2014 at 17:35

Hey is "disinterest" really wrong in that sentence?

Mid shining is the only thing DSBM that I actually like.

Disinterest means impartial; that you don't have an opinion on it. Football referees are "disinterested" whereas I'm totally "uninterested" in football
Alex Fenger - 10.09.2014 at 23:06  
Rating: 10 Hey...hey Mehdi...hey Joe....you guys suck. Still one of my favorite albums ever recorded. Holds such a special place in my life
mz - 10.09.2014 at 23:07  
Rating: 6
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.09.2014 at 17:37


Disinterest means impartial; that you don't have an opinion on it. Football referees are "disinterested" whereas I'm totally "uninterested" in football


I knew that meaning and its application. It is just that I've also seen the other meaning that I used before. Maybe it's a common mistake in English?
From http://dictionary.reference.com/ and other sources like google:
Disinterested:
1. unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives:

2.
not interested; indifferent.

I was opting for the second one.
Anyway, I'm not going to win a battle with a native English man. Let's just say that Gris sucks :p
mz - 10.09.2014 at 23:08  
Rating: 6
Written by Mary N. on 10.09.2014 at 13:49

But Gris is really cool to my ears

I guess you have problem with your ears then
Lit. - 10.09.2014 at 23:10  
 
Written by mz on 10.09.2014 at 23:08

I guess you have problem with your ears then

Considering your track record, you're not exactly one to talk.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.09.2014 at 23:11  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 10.09.2014 at 23:07


I was opting for the second one.
Anyway, I'm not going to win a battle with a native English man. Let's just say that Gris sucks :p

It's a very common mistake, even by native English speakers. As soon as you have an opinion on something, even if you are on the fence about it I don't believe you can be disinterested. There's a whole load of debates on it on Google.
Pazdzioch - 10.09.2014 at 23:50  
  Hands down the best release this lame subgenre has to offer.
Alex Fenger - 16.09.2014 at 23:20  
Rating: 10
Written by Pazdzioch on 10.09.2014 at 23:50

Hands down the best release this lame subgenre has to offer.

Agreed 100%. DSBM doesn't have too many impressive releases to offer (at least from what I've heard), and this one really encapsulates everything a release of this style should be. The raw production mixed with hideous yet enchanting vocals creates a truly depressing atmosphere for me that I actually find incredibly comforting/relatable when I'm feeling down. My go-to album for a shitty day

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