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Release date: 28 September 2012
Style: Symphonic metal

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01. Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son [France Gall cover]
02. Une Fleur Dans Le Cur [Victoire Scott cover]
03. Initials B.B. [Serge Gainsbourg cover]
04. Mon Amour, Mon Ami [Marie Laforêt cover]
05. Polichinelle [France Gall cover]
06. La Maritza [Sylvie Vartan cover]
07. Sur Angelique [Annie Philippe cover]
08. Dis-moi Poupée [Isabelle cover]
09. Lilith [Léonie Lousseau cover]
10. En Alabama [Léonie Lousseau cover]
11. Wahala Manitou [Léonie Lousseau cover]
12. Je N'ai Besoin Que De Tendresse [Claire Dixon cover]
13. La Licorne D'or [Victoire Scott cover]
14. J'ai Le Mal De Toi [Betty Mars cover]
15. Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son [France Gall cover]
16. Les Sucettes [Serge Gainsbourg cover] [bonus]

Lyrics (14)


Line-up
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Lori Lewis - vocals
Christian Vidal - guitars, sitar
Christofer Johnsson - guitar, synths, programming
Johan Koleberg - drums
Nalle "Grizzly" Påhlsson - bass

Additional musicians
Tommie "Snowy Shaw" Helgesson - vocals
Mari Paul - vocals
Johanna Naila - vocals
Mattias Olsson - synths, mellotron, percusion
Mattias Torrel - guitars
Stefan Jernståhl - accordion


Additional info
This album consists of a collection of covers of old French chansons/pop songs, interpreted ala Therion,

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musicalkaratekid - 05.10.2012 at 14:34  
 
Written by Ozman on 05.10.2012 at 11:53

Written by musicalkaratekid on 01.10.2012 at 23:43

I don't know what to expect.


nothing written themselves. SO a pure covers albums is what you can expect


Ah.
Ellrohir - 05.10.2012 at 15:01  
  Yea, so lame...because all of us already known all those chansons by heart, so we know we hear nothing new and therefore we are disappointed...
Ozman - 05.10.2012 at 15:02  
Rating: 3
Written by Ellrohir on 05.10.2012 at 15:01

Yea, so lame...because all of us already known all those chansons by heart, so we know we hear nothing new and therefore we are disappointed...


well this is a lame cover album imo because Therion stay way too close to the original versions. They didn't try to make the songs their own. But then again 99% of all covers in metal are crap because of precisely that fact.

And tbh the original chansons are already not oo good either. Second to third rate chansons they are.
Ellrohir - 05.10.2012 at 18:00  
 
Written by Ozman on 05.10.2012 at 15:02

well this is a lame cover album imo because Therion stay way too close to the original versions


that's quite an acceptable objection, but still - first you need to know the originals to honestly say that...and i am pretty sure 99% of furious fans don't...
Opethian - 07.10.2012 at 03:24  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 01.10.2012 at 23:43

Didn't know there was a new Therion album!

I'll still give it a listen, but with 'Sitra Ahra' being so superbly average, I don't know what to expect.


technically there isn't This is boring. Im starting to doubt Therion. Sitra Ahra was somewhat of a low blow and now this?
musicalkaratekid - 07.10.2012 at 17:10  
 
Written by Opethian on 07.10.2012 at 03:24

Written by musicalkaratekid on 01.10.2012 at 23:43

Didn't know there was a new Therion album!

I'll still give it a listen, but with 'Sitra Ahra' being so superbly average, I don't know what to expect.


technically there isn't This is boring. Im starting to doubt Therion. Sitra Ahra was somewhat of a low blow and now this?


I know, Sitra Ahra wasn't absolutely terrible but it was terribly, terribly bland.
Opethian - 07.10.2012 at 17:58  
 
Written by musicalkaratekid on 07.10.2012 at 17:10

Written by Opethian on 07.10.2012 at 03:24

Written by musicalkaratekid on 01.10.2012 at 23:43

Didn't know there was a new Therion album!

I'll still give it a listen, but with 'Sitra Ahra' being so superbly average, I don't know what to expect.


technically there isn't This is boring. Im starting to doubt Therion. Sitra Ahra was somewhat of a low blow and now this?


I know, Sitra Ahra wasn't absolutely terrible but it was terribly, terribly bland.


thank you. idk what possessed Therion to put this out. I can see why it was only being sold at shows and not a retail record store.. i'll pass, sorry Chris
chronic-headache - 12.10.2012 at 06:05  
  I was really looking forward to this...then I learned it's going to be a cover album
:'(
I was hoping for something along the lines of Theli, Vovin, Sirius B/Lemuria...hell, even Gothic Kaballah...not covers
Carl Berg - 12.10.2012 at 18:57  
  Wtf? A chanson cover album? From THERION?? The apocalypse is upon us...
Insanious - 12.10.2012 at 19:51  
Rating: 4 Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against cover albums (if they are good) but seriously... What is this?!? I think that Chris seriously lost his mind now... and the videos just prove it 100%... I even really like Chris' crazy Carbonized project from the '90s but this album is just stupid and boring, nothing special AT ALL... This shouldn't have been a Therion album... but hell, after Sitra, it makes sense a bit... Therion is dead (for now)...
(my first post on MS! and I wasted it here, yay! but I couldn't help myself...)
Ag Fox - 14.10.2012 at 18:09  
 
Written by Insanious on 12.10.2012 at 19:51

(my first post on MS! and I wasted it here, yay! but I couldn't help myself...)
you can redeem your post by posting somewhere else lol
Ozman - 14.10.2012 at 18:11  
Rating: 3
Written by Ag Fox on 14.10.2012 at 18:09

Written by Insanious on 12.10.2012 at 19:51

(my first post on MS! and I wasted it here, yay! but I couldn't help myself...)
you can redeem your post by posting somewhere else lol


well tbh I find it a good post as a first post.
Ag Fox - 14.10.2012 at 18:13  
  I am avoiding the album like plague when knowing that it's a cover of traditional french songs, but he said his first post has been wasted. Consider it as my way of welcoming him to the forums
Ozman - 14.10.2012 at 18:15  
Rating: 3
Written by Ag Fox on 14.10.2012 at 18:13

I am avoiding the album like plague when knowing that it's a cover of traditional french songs, but he said his first post has been wasted. Consider it as my way of welcoming him to the forums


Btw he's a member since August 8, 2011, wow...
Insanious - 14.10.2012 at 18:55  
Rating: 4
Written by Ozman on 14.10.2012 at 18:15

Written by Ag Fox on 14.10.2012 at 18:13

I am avoiding the album like plague when knowing that it's a cover of traditional french songs, but he said his first post has been wasted. Consider it as my way of welcoming him to the forums


Btw he's a member since August 8, 2011, wow...


That's right but I started using MS regularly just a few months ago actually. Plus I do not comment that much
christosdd - 15.10.2012 at 14:45  
Rating: 4 Interesting as an idea,very bad as a result
french lyrics + extensive use of female vocals + absence of guitar parts + lyrical themes that don't fit to therion = a big disappointment !!
i hope that this wasn't a regular release from therion, it's more than a 25th anniversary album.
every band deserves a failure. hope this is the last.
Yavanna - 17.10.2012 at 20:10  
  Listened to this online, and thought: "can't be"....
It's a total waste of time, annoying as hell and almost as bad as "LULU"
Unhealer - 21.10.2012 at 23:11  
Rating: 8 I was kind of dissapointed this was a covers album. I though Chris had written his own opera or something at first. but it seems that's actually his next project.
Anyway, I really like these versions of the songs, the vocalists did a really good job here even though instrumentally it's really basic. I can't see why a lot of people dispised this one, except for the ones who knew these songs previously of course
lord.cerapis - 22.10.2012 at 14:18  
Rating: 4 Well, i did like one song!Poupee de cire
Vombatus - 30.10.2012 at 12:25  
Rating: 4 Wasn't familiar with most of the original songs, but some do sound enjoyable considering I can't see it as a proper Therion album.
Unna Med - 01.11.2012 at 10:07  
  What can I say about this...an album is pretty disappointing, yeah, but you know what? This covers look great on their live shows. Their live performance of "Une Fleur Dans Le Cur" nearly made me cry. And this way 4 seconds after great headbanging. Need something to do that, I always thought that this way a privilege of Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus.
I say this album is just like metallica's Garage.Inc: good ol' songs with modern production. And sometimes with better vocals.
SerpentMessiah - 03.11.2012 at 17:57  
 
Written by Vombatus on 30.10.2012 at 12:25

Wasn't familiar with most of the original songs, but some do sound enjoyable considering I can't see it as a proper Therion album.


Me neither but after listening to the album I looked for most of them on YouTube, and was amazed at what Therion did with those songs. Can't deny they sound better Therionized than original. I suggest you all give it a shot. It's really a great album even though it consists of cover songs. Chris and Therion put effort into making those classics enjoyable to metal-oriented listeners and even if they perhaps failed for some, I know this album made me appreciate them even more.
Bad English - 26.11.2012 at 21:31  
  OMG what is this, why metalhead still consider this band a metal band ?
Its crap totaly crapy album, band died after they stop playing death/metal
Album cover(IN MS news) are ugly, what happened whit sexy girls? Seems only Whitchfinder General knows how to make good artwork whit nacked women ....
UnspokenTriumph - 28.11.2012 at 23:09  
  As a fan of Sirius B, Lemuria, and Gothic Kaballah, I think this is the next best album. Its catchy, brilliantly orchestrated, and is overall very creative, unlike their last album.
M C Vice - 02.01.2013 at 09:24  
Rating: 8 My only complaint is the lack of vocal variety. Sitra Ahra had a roughly even split between Vikstrom, Lewis and Shaw. This is at least 3/4s Lewis, and Shaw only appears on 2 songs. You'd have to go back to Lepacca Kliffoth to find a Therion album as vocally one-sided as this.
Unhealer - 03.01.2013 at 14:32  
Rating: 8
Written by M C Vice on 02.01.2013 at 09:24

My only complaint is the lack of vocal variety. Sitra Ahra had a roughly even split between Vikstrom, Lewis and Shaw. This is at least 3/4s Lewis, and Shaw only appears on 2 songs. You'd have to go back to Lepacca Kliffoth to find a Therion album as vocally one-sided as this.


Remember Shaw left the band, he's only a guest in this one sadly. But it's true Lori is everywhere, I don't have a problem with that though
Mehdi Taba - 08.02.2013 at 00:05  
Rating: 9 Very very good album "8.5", very good covers from old chanson song in french and different .
HeathenHeart - 03.07.2013 at 09:41  
Rating: 1 After Lemuria / Sirius B, Therion has been going downhill...and then this album hits and consolidated the fact that they will never make good music again. Harsh, but true.
Zaphod - 10.01.2014 at 12:50  
  Ah, I remember when this came out and I was like "nope, not even gonna give it a spin." To this day, I still haven't listened to one second of this album, though I know some of the original songs, so I get the idea.
Ornusashas - 18.01.2014 at 22:31  
  Guys, I'm trying to get into Therion but I am having trouble. Can someone guide me?!?! See, i figured since they had so many albums that they would be really good.
ManiacBlasphemer - 16.03.2014 at 00:29  
Rating: 7
Written by Ornusashas on 18.01.2014 at 22:31

Guys, I'm trying to get into Therion but I am having trouble. Can someone guide me?!?! See, i figured since they had so many albums that they would be really good.


If you wish to get into them I would advise you to start with their more acclaimed works like Theli, Lemuria or Sirius B. Gothic Kabbalah is also a great start or Vovin. Then you can listen to the others. A little note, first three albums are death metal.
TheMarkedOne - 04.06.2014 at 18:24  
  The hole album is awesome.

Although they are covers, everything is composed of totally different form. You would have to criticize it of a more musical form instead of a 'Metal' form, because outside the sort it is a great album, and that it cannot deny nobody.

I have listened to all Therion albums, my favorites are definitely this, Vovin, Secret of the Runes and Lemuria.

Come on, give it a try. Les Fleurs Du Mal was a wonderful idea that Chris Johnsson already had it for a long time in mind and it fulfilled it skillfully.

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