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Every other review of this album has given it a 90 or higher. So, I was expecting this album to be absolutely amazing. As the first keyboard notes hit on "Il Etait Une Foret", I was amazed by how sad, but beautiful it sounded. I was thinking that this album really was going to be amazing, just by the start of the first song. But, after the keyboard notes are finished and the guitars and drums come in, it seems that they just completely abandon the keyboards, and go for a raw black metal feel for the rest of the album except the last track.
Now, in my opinion, in this kind of music keyboards are neccessary. It adds to the already dark atmosphere and makes the sound more full. The whole rest of the album beides the last track, there are very little keyboards, or you just can't hear it that well. It's more of just a raw black metal album. Which I do not like at all. After a while, it gets very repetitive.
The only tracks I somewhat enjoyed were the first track and the fully symphonic last track. I gave the percentage a little bit higher for the dark atmosphere and the fact that the singer almost starts crying in "Veux-Tu Danser?" That's when you know the singer is really going through a hard time and this music is for real. But, besides that, there really aren't any high parts in this album. I really don't hear what all of these people are hearing, that makes them think this album is a masterpiece. It certainly is far from a masterpiece. It's a sub-par/mediocre album.