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Les Fleur Du Mal


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Three years after the monumental "Gothic Kabbalah" album, THERION are back with their new slab of symphonic metal: "Sitra Ahra" – 11 songs full of musical mastership and brilliant songwriting! THERION are once again challenging the listener in a very positive way: "Sitra Ahra" is a trip through mysticism, metal and maturity. A trip that you will never ... Read more in Amazon's Therion Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Dec 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Intergroove
  • ASIN: B009DB60W4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,009 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son
2. Une Fleur Dans Le Coeur
3. Initials B.B.
4. Mon Amour Mon Ami
5. Polichinelle
6. La Maritza
7. Soer Angélique
8. Dis-moi Poupée
9. Lilith
10. En Alabama
11. Wahala Manitou
12. Je N'ai Besoin Que De Tendresse
13. La Licorne D'or
14. J'ai Le Mal De Toi
15. Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Conroy on 3 Mar 2013
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A band that continues to surprise - this album is a mixture of Therion and an upbeat Dark Sanctuary - they do not make bad albums, just different ones, always experimenting and always surprising. I do not normally review items but this is so good I had to make an exception!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TommyA on 31 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD
After Secret of the Runes, Therion were kind of losing it. Lemuria/Sirius B showed the first signs of a downfall, while Gothic Kabbalah and Sita Ahra confirmed that. In fact, after hearing Sita Ahra (which was a very hard task to do, believe me), I basically considered Therion to be another one of those bands who keep getting worse (*cough* Sirenia, anyone?). When I read that the upcoming Therion album was going to consist of covers of '60s pop music, I thought that they really hit rock bottom. Thankfully, I was very, very wrong. Even if you cannot understand French, this album is highly enjoyable.

The vocals take me back to the Secret of the Runes era. There is no choir and vocals are not all operatic. I thoroughly enjoyed the vocals on this album. There's been a great deal of improvement over Sita Ahra in this department, where the vocals just sound forced and cold (and inaudible at some points). Musically, this album is like a mix of old and new Therion. Think of it as a mix of Deggial and Sita Ahra, with greater focus on orchestrations overall.

What I enjoyed most about the album, apart from the fact that it's their most enjoyable album in 11 years, is the whole idea. I mean, you would never expect an operatic metal band to release a full-length album with nothing but 60s French pop songs, would you? It's genius if you ask me. Not to mention the fact that they pull the whole thing off brilliantly.

There isn't one weak track on the album and I assure you, you will not want to skip a single track. The highlight of the album, in my opinion, is Mon Amour, Mon Ami. I'm hooked on this version of the song, it's perfect really. The original track itself was really good, and Therion's version added that extra umph.

If you're new to the band, go to this right after Secret of the Runes. A great release - 9.5/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NScott(whatthemeh) on 3 Mar 2013
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I'll be treading old ground describing the back-ground of this album and explaining why so many felt repulsed by it. So putting that aside, how it sounds as an album- an incredibly entertaining romp with many stand-out tracks! Given that they are the best snapshots of a given musical scene, it would reflect badly on Therion in a way if they weren't able to make good use of the material, but this isn't the case: I really feel in most cases they couldn't ha ve done much better transliterating the materials into metal. A prime example in my head is 'Initials BB'- an absolute blinder of a riff on the verses take you straight into the song, with an incredibly grandiose chorus that melds the power of metal and the opulence of it's classical elements to perfection. Though all the tracks pass off as at least 3.5/5s on my list, other stand-outs (5/5s) would be 'Dis-moi poupée', 'Lilith', the beyond-energised "Je n'ai besoin que de tendresse" and both the "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" tracks that frame the album to a tee. I also found myself rather entertained by the ambilivance of the 'Les Sucettes' in the context of a soaring male vocal (a track devised by it's producer to test the innocence of the vocalist France Gall as Wikipedia informs me...).

In anycase, they have a phenomenal vocalist in Vikstrom when he appears, and the others included embellish the tracks to great effect. If I were to sum up the sound, there certainly is, as alluded to, a sense of neo-classicism: I'm not sure if this is correct given the origins of the material but certainly Therion's use of orchestral arrangement does enough to emphasise these elements.
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