Gris - Il Était Une Forêt...



8.6 | 65 votes |
Release date: 20 December 2007
Style: Depressive black metal

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76 have it
18 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)

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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15.04.2012 - 00:46
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
A very nice album.
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forever bummed out
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28.09.2012 - 04:06
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
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
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11.10.2013 - 14:17
Dinruth
Written by Alex F 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!!
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30.07.2014 - 06:15
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Oh my god. La Dryade.
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I'm derp.
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30.07.2014 - 20:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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10.09.2014 - 09:33
Rating: 6
mz
Is it due to my overall disinterest in DSBM or this album isn't really that especial?
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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10.09.2014 - 13:39
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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10.09.2014 - 13:49
Rating: 8
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
But Gris is really cool to my ears
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The Fangirl.
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10.09.2014 - 17:35
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Guest 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.
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10.09.2014 - 17:35
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Guest 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.
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10.09.2014 - 17:37
!J.O.O.E.!
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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
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10.09.2014 - 23:06
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Hey...hey Mehdi...hey Joe....you guys suck. Still one of my favorite albums ever recorded. Holds such a special place in my life
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10.09.2014 - 23:07
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Guest 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
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10.09.2014 - 23:08
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Angel 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
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10.09.2014 - 23:10
Lit.
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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.
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10.09.2014 - 23:11
!J.O.O.E.!
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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.
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10.09.2014 - 23:50
Paz
News Man
Hands down the best release this lame subgenre has to offer.
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16.09.2014 - 23:20
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Paz 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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17.12.2016 - 14:46
Rating: 9
VIG
Written by Paz on 10.09.2014 at 23:50

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

I don't think it is lame, but a lot of it is stupid. This album is great though.
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