PANOPTICON – The Scars of Man... 2CD Ltd. Edition
North American Folk Metal
This limited slipcase edition includes 'The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness' part 1 and part 2. Sold exclusively from the Nordvis store and the Bindrune shop, limited to 500 copies.
- Sturdy 3 spined slipcase with custom art by Sólfjall .
- Including both albums on gatefold vinyl replica digisleeve
“The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness” is a two part album that musically explores the two separate musical sides of Panopticon. Part 1 harkens back to melodic Black and Death Metal influences and part 2 focuses entirely on Americana, Folk and Country music from North America.
The lyrical concept of the album deals with two sides of the same coin: the effects of our natural environment on quality of life and mental health and the effects of urban life and industry on our quality of life and mental health. The album is largely inspired by some of Sigurd Olson’s writing and also inspired by the struggle to preserve Minnesota’s northwoods.
Part 1 of the 2 part album is entirely focused on exploring melodic, aggressive and atmospheric metal with lyrics about time spent in nature, questions and fears about the consequences of environmental destruction and seeking inspiration in the woods.
Part 2 takes a more somber, lonesome tone, lyrically focusing on the consequences of urban life, industry, global warming and environmental detriment. Part 2 is absolutely NOT a metal record and those who are disinterested in folk, americana and country music might not favor it.
The album is particularly long…clocking in at about 2 hours. It is intended to be heard as a body of work, but as always that's up to the listener to decide.
Tracklist Part 1:
1. Watch the Lights Fade
2. En Hvit Ravns Død
4. Sheep in Wolves Clothing
5. A Ridge Where the Tall Pines Once Stood
6. En Generell Avsky
7. The Singing Wilderness 8. Snow Burdened Branches
Tracklist Part 2:
1. The Moss Beneath The Snow
2. The Wandering Ghost
3. Four Walls of Bone
4. A Cross Abandoned
5. Beast Rider
6. Not Much Will Change When I'm Gone
7. Echoes in the Snow
8. The Itch
9. At the Foot of the Mountain
10. The Devil Walked the Woods