Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods

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Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods
CarpathianForest ThroughChasmCavesAndTitanWoods.jpg
EP by Carpathian Forest
Released 1995
Recorded April 1993, March 1994
Genre Black metal
Length18:36
Label Avantgarde
Producer Carpathian Forest
Carpathian Forest chronology
Journey through the Cold Moors of Svarttjern
(1993)
Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods
(1995)
Black Shining Leather
(1998)

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".

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Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

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.

Contents

The record was particularly popular with Norwegian fans upon its release. [1]

Background

The song "The Eclipse/The Raven" consists entirely of lines from Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven".

Edgar Allan Poe 19th-century American author, poet, editor and literary critic

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

The Raven 1845 narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further distress the protagonist with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Carpathian Forest"2:27
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
Total length:18:36

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References

  1. McIver, Joel. Extreme Metal II. Music Sales Group. p. 50. ISBN   085712224X . Retrieved 10 September 2012.