Paysage d'Hiver - Schattengang
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1998 Ratings: #290
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Paysage d'Hiver's second demo, Schattengang, marks the point where Tobias went from releasing some fairly underwhelming atmospheric black metal to becoming one of the most exciting artists in the entire genre.

Schattengang really surprised me. I honestly wasn't expecting to be truly blown away by Wintherr's 1998 material, and if anything I was expecting to hear more albums that show potential but don't live up to the eventual masterpieces that everyone now knows him by. But all it took him was ... read more


I’m always mesmerised by Paysage d’Hiver’s musical work. The Swiss artist really knows how to effectively translate the feeling of being alone, in the middle of a plain, stuck in a thick blizzard, prey to the danger of the elements, through his music. There is a sense of grandeur in the atmosphere that is felt through these songs; you feel small and enshrouded by the atmosphere. Yet, there is something majestic and even beautiful about all this; it’s a special way to ... read more


This is, uhh, a weird one. It doesn't work as well crafting the winterstorm atmosphere as let's say Winterkälte, but it excels in everything else, being a major step-up compared to Steineiche. Good stuff.

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Track List

  1. Moloch
  2. Die Zeit des Torremond
  3. Atmosphaere
  4. Das schwarze Metall-Eisen
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Added on: December 10, 2018