Les Fleurs Du Mal
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Unless you are already familiar with the original songs you would think this was just another Therion album, only done in a different language. In fact this is like a French version of Secret of the Runes. By that I don't mean it sounds like SOTRs I mean it is a good album from start to finish with a consistent "theme" and sound. This is different from some Therion albums (like Lemuria/Sirius b) which are just a random assortment of very good songs that don't really have anything in common with each other. So this is one of those albums where its worth listening to the whole album all the way through even if there may be a few parts you skip over to get to the better ones. This album has a distinct feel to it and when you listen to one of the songs you are automatically transported to this sexualized French type of world. SOTRs by comparison is in Germanic languages (Swedish, English, Old German), and transports you to a Norse mythological world.
Probably the weirdest thing about this album is that the lyrics are a little more sexual in nature rather than mythological.Read more ›
Je n'ai besoin que d'amitié.
Et je voudrais tant que tu restes
Je n'ai besoin que d'aimer" - Choir on "Je n'ai besoin que de tendresse"
Powerful, Melodic and Divinely Sexy. Easily Therion's best since "Secrets of the Ruins" - ***Doum666***
I wasnt sure either about an album full of french covers. It didnt really sound like a "Therion" thing at first (but thats only before i pressed "Play"). I didnt really know what to expect but i knew that the band's last album "Sitra Ahra" was a bit more complex than its 2 predecessors "Gothic Kabbalah" and "Sirius B/Lemuria". I looked at the titles of the songs and realised that they were all very well known french songs, mostly old classics, pop and traditional songs......I knew i had to get this......and im glad i did!
Hearing these classics and traditional songs sung by Therion and their choir was something i never would've thought possible. I was amazed to hear these songs with a "metal/choir" twist. I think thats the real beauty of the album, its like simplicity with an agressive touch. Usually, Therion's songs can be long, and full of complex arrangements. These french songs, being very simple and basic in their original form, were just the perfect songs to be adapted by a band like Therion. They were able to keep the melodies and main structure of the songs intact, giving the band plenty of room for nice solos and choir breaks. Lori lewis is an amazing soprano, her voice fits just perfectly with all the songs, giving them clarity, density and sensuality no matter what the mood is. Probably one of the best vocal performance given on a Therion album yet.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely outstanding. I love music with atmosphere, and this entire album sets a tone like I've only experienced on other Therion albums but only better. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JR
Always been a fan of Therion, this album is fantastic.
Very interesting and made with taste. All classic French songs, therionized to perfection :)
Can't get... Read more
My Son-in-Law Love this music and I can understand why it is different and has a wonderful beat that just makes you want to move.Published on April 27, 2014 by Christine Smith
Since putting this CD in the player in my car, I've taken it out for a total of maybe 4 days. I put it in in mid-August, and I listen to my CD player virtually every day. Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Herb Mallette
as always Therion sound great a plus for all Therion fans artwork is great to on my top 100 recordsPublished on July 29, 2013 by mario vargas
Basicly I don't like so much "concept albums", because, according to me, every time there is something bad, that in the conventional albums there is not. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Maurizio
Agreed, best album Therion has put out in some time! Really great vocals on this record, and catchy music. Love the French.Published on March 6, 2013 by Drew D
Had to write a review for "Les Fleurs du Mal" because I was disappointed to see it had the same Amazon 4-star rating as their previous release, the wholly bland and formulaic... Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by MT