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|Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods|
|EP by Carpathian Forest|
|Recorded||April 1993, March 1994|
|Carpathian Forest chronology|
Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods is an EP by Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest. Released in 1995, through Avantgarde Music, this is Carpathian Forest's first studio release. The title is taken from an Edgar Allan Poe poem, "Dream-Land".
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally contain a minimum of four tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms.
The record was particularly popular with Norwegian fans upon its release.
The song "The Eclipse/The Raven" consists entirely of lines from Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven".
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|2.||"The Pale Mist Hovers Towards the Nightly Shores"||2:56|
|3.||"The Eclipse / The Raven"||3:42|
|4.||"When Thousand Moon Have Circled"||4:00|
|5.||"Journey Through the Cold Moors of Svarttjern"||5:31|
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