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The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness 2CD w/ Slipcase Special Edition


This limited slipcase edition includes 'The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness' part 1 and part 2. Limited to 150 copies.

extended booklets with more photography by the brilliant Bekah Lunn.
- Sturdy spined slipcase with custom art by Sólfjall Design's Hanna Larsson.
- both albums on CD featuring 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. The first double LP harkens back to melodic Black and Death Metal influences and the second double LP 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.

Parts I and II collectively clock in at about 2 hours, and is intended to be heard as a body of work, but as always that's up to the listener to decide. So the vinyl formats are sold separately.