Montreal’s Thrash La Reine brings French-Canadian folklore into the metal world

Montreal’s Thrash La Reine

Thrash La Reine, a metal band from Montreal, Canada, is entering folk metal territory with their upcoming album ‘Notre-Dame-de-l’Enfer’, described as a “compendium of French Canadian/ Quebec folk tales”. The first single off this album is ‘Au Chant de L’Alouette’, a cover of a traditional French-Canadian song. The band had this to say about the track:

“A lot of people already know the lyrics of this song as it is often sung in family reunions or at night around campfires. For people who do not know about it, this type of song is a ‘’chanson à répondre’ (answering song)’ which means that the lead singer sings the first line of the verse, then the other singers or crowd answer by singing the same line. It is often sung during parties and gatherings. We wanted to give the song a modern edge, so we changed the melodies a bit and added a lot of gang vocals to throw the party in!”

This upcoming album will be the third release from the band, following ‘La Foi, La Loi, La Croix’ (2019) and ‘Le Métal Est Notre Langue’ (2018). Check out their incredible interpretation below.

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Jean-Frederic Vachon
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