Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte


5.0
classic

Review

by ClemintineBree USER (12 Reviews)
November 14th, 2012 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An amazing, breathtaking view from one of Black Metals greatest composers.

Black metal is an interesting genre offering moments of darkened moods that individuals can't find in other musical avenues. Its inception began with the growing trend of rock artists and underground punk acts trying to create a new sound. A raw'er sound to impress the need to honest yet extremely forth coming. With the worlds rise of occultic practices and satanic rites, individuals needed an outlet to let their music run free while supported the dogmas once inherited. Amogst the uprise we have Paysage which is a solo black metal act with residing growths that are typical of black metal, only the music contained here is actually fresh and good and believable.

With a discography ranging from wind samples and ambient growths, Paysage created a few straight up bm albums like the well known self titled and what we have here. The techniques are rather simple yet the emotional impact is where this album could grab anyone. I'd like to mention the drums as they are sometimes quite distant which is good given the almost never ending blast beats. With the common knowledge the blasts beats are used more for an atmospheric sense; which leads to me to describe how this album should sound if you spun it. Nothing is extremely upfront. Passages usually build and design over lengthful periods rather than upfrontal attacks. This is good since Paysage is trying to infuse not burden. This album takes time and years to fully absorb and appreciate. The many tracks show a difference of tempo as well which is a nice combo for the blast beats to take it easy from time to time.

Beeing that Winterkaelte is about emotion it must be described from an emotional standpoint. When listening you may often find youself thinking about the mountains and colder regions. You may even feel a sense of depression with it but even with black metal enthusiasts there is always the purpose of a light at the end of the tunnel no matter how much they worship death and satan. What i mean is if you can find solace in death that is something good. So in order to absorb what we have here you must be accepting. I often encourange listeners to find a peaceful location with soothing atmospheric vibes. If psychedelia can be linked to bm, this album contains much of it. The ambient wind samples coupled with a relenting cold atmosphere really get you receptors firing in trance mode. I know it sounds weird but give it a shot and see that you're not be-dazzled. The screeching sreams of detestation are neither remorseful or condeming, they are downright blasphemous. You may not even know what is being said but that disdainful outcries are unmistakable. If you want black metal that is believable look no further.



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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2012


16390 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I want Das Tor to come out NOW

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CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Awesome album, Pos'd on rev

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Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

captain have you heard the new Flourishing EP????????????????????

CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nope not yet, I forgot it was coming out, any gd?

Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

only halfway through first listen so can't really say much about it but yeah it's def good

CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sweet, album art looks pretty cool too, def gonna check asap, there's no ratings yet so I'm assuming most users haven't heard yet

Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

finished listening
rules


good review btw

Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

now let's see if it has any staying power

faith

CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

u got me stoked to check it out bro, easy to find?

Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://thepathlesstraveledrecords.bandcamp.com/album/intersubjectivity

Havey
November 14th 2012


9683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you should review it bro you haven't written anything this month

CaptainDooRight
November 14th 2012


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks for the link bro, ill def check it and if im inspired enough ill def consider reving it

but yeah its been a while

BallsToTheWall
November 14th 2012


44360 Comments


Wind samples

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GiaNXGX
November 14th 2012


4867 Comments


winters, snow and sorrow.

CaptainDooRight
October 30th 2013


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

faith samples

PunchforPunch
October 30th 2013


6280 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

his best agreed

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CaptainDooRight
October 30th 2013


29131 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thot it was a grill

oltnabrick
December 10th 2013


30826 Comments


thot



lol

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TheSonomaDude
April 13th 2014


73 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I always thought the ambient parts sounded like a police chase in the distance while a man eats Doritoes in the background.



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