Therion - Les Fleurs Du Mal


7.2 | 191 votes |
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]

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 à la Therion.

Titled after a poem collection of Charles Baudelaire.

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14.02.2012 - 18:14
Kenos
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New album already?
Well I shouldn't be surprised since the last one was made with embarrasing leftovers from Lemuria/Sirius B...
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14.02.2012 - 18:16
tirim4
I wasn't to impressed by their latest album, let's hope this one is better.
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15.02.2012 - 09:26
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Is it September yet?
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16.05.2012 - 21:54
whysoserious
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'Land of Canaan' and 'Kings of Edom' are worth dying for. The rest is.... forgettable, rather
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22.06.2012 - 07:30
Nocturno-Inculto
Curious, I do not like "Land of Canann, neither Kings of Edom", but I love Sitra Ahra, Hellequin and Din...
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22.06.2012 - 19:46
Rating: 8
Unhealer
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Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 21:54

'Land of Canaan' and 'Kings of Edom' are worth dying for. The rest is.... forgettable, rather


Yeah, I agree those two are definitely the highlights but I'd add 'Hellequin'. The album is worth those three songs, but the rest are good enough to enjoy a full listen.
Anyway, I read they are taking a whole different direction with this one. I wonder what are they going to do...
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06.07.2012 - 19:00
Rating: 8
Unhealer
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Written by Guest on 06.07.2012 at 18:12

Wtf... Flowers Of Evil is the name for their upcoming tour, not the album.............. bad edit.


One thing does not contradict the other, I'm pretty sure they confirmed it themselves to Therion's Chilean fan club or something like that.
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15.07.2012 - 00:47
Unna Med
Can't wait for the release...Why so long?!
As for the last album...I thought is was very, very good and intence. One of the few albums that cathed on me from the first listening. Lemuria and Sirius B failed in accomplishing that task. As for me, I prefer Therion's Theli, think that it's their best album and one of the best albums ever released.
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28.08.2012 - 12:35
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
According to the last update, this album should be distributed only during the gigs of the upcoming tour
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30.08.2012 - 07:15
Nocturno-Inculto
Written by Ellrohir on 28.08.2012 at 12:35

According to the last update, this album should be distributed only during the gigs of the upcoming tour


OH NOOOO!!!!!
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09.09.2012 - 06:15
chronic-headache
Written by Ellrohir on 28.08.2012 at 12:35

According to the last update, this album should be distributed only during the gigs of the upcoming tour




WHY WHY WHY NO NO NO:thumbdown:
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11.09.2012 - 21:53
Rating: 7
rush2212
The website of Effenaar (the venue where Therion will kick off their tour) posted the following news:

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"After 25 years, the Band Therion has decided to start a different journey. Therion main man and founder Christofer Johnson has announced that there will be no more regular album releases and no more regular tours for many years. The band will perform at Festivals from time to time, but apart from that they will focus on different band projects.

The first project is an art project celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band. The project involves a self released CD that will be entitled "Les Fleurs Du Mal", which will be sold at the band's concerts during the Flowers of Evil tour in Europe. The record will later be licensed and distributed to record stores. At this point, nobody knows how the album sounds, as they are not sending out any promotional copies to the press until the first concert.

At each show of the Flowers of Evil tour, Christofer Johnsson has also announced that he will be spending several hours meeting with the fans, dedicating CD's, making photos, and just hanging out to talk with people.

After this project has ended, the band has said they will be working on a rock opera, a huge project that will take several years to realise."
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So at the least the album will be made available through stores, as for the rest... let's say I'm glad I got my tickets for the effenaar show.
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The more that things change...the more they stay the same.
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12.09.2012 - 23:59
Abel
More like "Gothic Kabbala" hopefully
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13.09.2012 - 00:20
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I'm really stoked to see what this band does without a label backing the record up.
Let's see if it has any direct effect on their music.
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15.09.2012 - 05:21
Windir2010
I thought the new album to be very good. I am a big Therion fan but thought Lemuria and Sirius B not nearly as good as their latest releases in Sitra and Gothik. Hellequin is the highlight imo,written by former drummer Petter Karlsson,with the eponymous Sitra Ahra , Kali Yuga III ,Cú Chulainn and Land of Canaan as very solid songs. Love Land of Canaan's range of instruments and tempos. I only stop listening at the last track, ill save my children singing for another brick in the wall. Only surpassed by Theli and Vovin imho! Too bad for the long hiatus on more touring .
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19.09.2012 - 07:42
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Only distributed at gigs? Odd choice, but I'm sure it'll be on the internet for the taking soon enough.
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19.09.2012 - 13:02
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I think new update is, they will also release it into regular distribution a bit later

also Nuclear Blast is not going to release this (they refused it), but Christopher is going to release it through his own label...and the songs should be french chansons in original, so this may be just one big cover album...
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28.09.2012 - 07:39
byng
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Written by Unhealer on 22.06.2012 at 19:46

Written by Guest on 16.05.2012 at 21:54

'Land of Canaan' and 'Kings of Edom' are worth dying for. The rest is.... forgettable, rather


Yeah, I agree those two are definitely the highlights but I'd add 'Hellequin'. The album is worth those three songs, but the rest are good enough to enjoy a full listen.
Anyway, I read they are taking a whole different direction with this one. I wonder what are they going to do...

I agree that the songs in their last album are good enough to enjoy a full listen... Sitra Ahra and Kings of Edom are my fave in that album
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28.09.2012 - 19:13
Opethian
You can Pre-Order off Amazon.com and you can also buy it off eBay Hopefully that brought some good news

TO MEGA THERION
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28.09.2012 - 19:44
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Come on, anyone that can tell us how the hell does this sound?
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29.09.2012 - 11:58
annodomini
It is a cover album. Of some famous french songs. In Therion style.
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there is nothing left to die for...
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29.09.2012 - 17:10
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Sounds a lot like what Aesma Daeva did with "D'Oreste". Even Lori sings some of the songs, I really liked what I checked out so far!
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29.09.2012 - 18:55
Deria Daisy
Poupée De Cire, Poupée The Son
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29.09.2012 - 19:40
Thrax
Bought the cd at yesterdays show at Effenaar - Netherlands. Definitely something different this time around. All the songs are in French and are still Therion to my ears. I understand why Nuclear Blast didn't go for it though. It sounds more like a project but then again, it's not like Therion never did anything odd before. I won't rate it just yet. Deserves a couple spins before a balanced assesment can be made, but I do not dislike what I'm hearing.
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29.09.2012 - 20:54
Rating: 6
Codorna
Still on the 2nd song... wtf am i listening to?
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29.09.2012 - 21:34
Unna Med
From Therion I could expect everything...the content of this album is, well, very,very unexpected.
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Is there anybody in there?
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29.09.2012 - 22:14
Rating: 8
Unhealer
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I still don't find it THAT shocking. Thinking about it, it's almost the same thing Mike Patton did with Mondo Cane.
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29.09.2012 - 23:02
Rating: 5
God Alone
Not as shitty as "Sitra Ahra" to be honest, but still something I really couldn't enjoy.
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30.09.2012 - 01:10
Rating: 6
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
This is downright horrible. Quite possibly the worst music i've heard in awhile. They have always been one of my top 3 bands, at least for the material up to (and including) Gothic Kabbalah.
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30.09.2012 - 01:25
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Totally great album...posers gonna hate
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