Note: The 2010 re-release of the album adds a bonus track, Chaos hermétique (11:52).
Heresie is considered the band's darkest album and has been referred to as some of the darkest music on record, despite featuring mostly acoustic instrumentation; it has also been likened to a horror movie soundtrack, which is fitting given that the band's previous name before Univers Zero (Necronomicon) had been taken from the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. It is also guitarist Roger Trigaux's final release with Univers Zero before departing to form Present. The songs are fairly long even by progressive rock standards: although the original release of the album contains only three tracks, it runs for nearly fifty-two minutes.
A 2010 re-release remixes the original three songs and adds a bonus track that was recorded in 1975 with a slightly different lineup. Trigaux later reused portions of this song in the Present songs "Ersatz" (from Le Poison qui rend fou), "The Limping Little Girl", and "Ceux d'en bas (Suite)" (both from No. 6).
Complete track list:
1. La Faulx (Daniel Denis) - 25:19
2. Jack the Ripper (Daniel Denis, Roger Trigaux) - 13:29
3. Vous le saurez en temps voulu (Roger Trigaux) - 12:56
4. Chaos hermétique (Roger Trigaux) - 11:52 (bonus track)
Roger Trigaux (1-4): guitar, piano, organ, harmonium
Guy Segers (1-4): bass, voice
Michel Berckmans (1-3): oboe, bassoon
Patrick Hanappier (1-4): violin, viola
Daniel Denis (1-4): drums, percussion
Vincent Motoulle (4): keyboards
French language translations and miscellany:
"La Faulx" translates as "The Scythe", though it is using an archaic spelling from Middle French.
"Vous le saurez in temps voulu" translates as "You'll Know It in Due Course."
"Chaos hermétique" translates as "Hermetic Chaos". (Some sources list the title as Chaos hermetique instead.)
The spelling of Heresie without accents is also archaic; modern French would write it as Hérésie. French typographers have a habit of removing accents from uppercase letters, but the album title is written in lowercase on the original cover, and it is not entirely clear which spelling the band intended.
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