Hanternoz (FRA) – Au Fleuve de Loire DLP
“Au Fleuve de Loire” is the 3rd album of Hanternoz, following 2 concept-splits, 1 EPs compilation and 2 albums, the last of which came in 2010.
“Au Fleuve de Loire” is meant to be a tribute to the longest, largest of french rivers, the Loire. For the first time a river is the main character of a black metal album, and here is why : wildest and most protected big river of France, it is also the frontier of the 2 main languages of France until modern times. Making access to Atlantic ocean direct to Paris thanks to the stream downwards and the perfect winds upwards, the river quickly became the “Kings’ river, and King of Rivers” as many fortresses, ruling places and châteaux were installed on its banks.
The river is here presented in many ways, from the Natural point of view of endangered species to the many drowned souls it carriers, from the industrial era and mecanisation to the medieval history, from the fishing industry (viewed from the fishes’ point of view!) to the memories of the lyricist’s childhood.
Musically, the sound is stronger, more powerful, carried by a variety of guests and helping hands. Most worked and accomplished album of the band so far, it also lyrically confirms the bands status of mystical approach of ancient tales.
Limited to 150. Black Vinyl, Gatefold cover, Insert and D-Side Decorated