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for 5/5/11 posting:: | Reviewer: Pantera | 4/2/13

Remember; art and music is about telling a story. And the story is based on events that happened, historically, many centuries ago.

Therefore, it is rightly so to put it all into context, the way and approach of the merciless hoard that devastated the Cathars. To deny Arnauds' words in full connection with the last stand in Montsegur, is to admit ones own deflection.

For it was his approval that increased the torturers flame!

Past life memory | Reviewer: Matta | 10/4/12

I have not been able to hear the lyrics, only asked endlessly to put the same information in again and again, there is something faulty with it. I would love to hear it and be able to call someone to buy it. Matta, full name Matthildur

Montsegur - history and context | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/2/11

To Anonymous | 5/5/11

Although the Papal Arnaud Amalric died prior to the seige at Montsegur which was the marking of the end of the Albigensian Crusade which Arnaud was very much involved and his principle was still quite alive WELL after his own death. So the premise of - Kill them all because the Lord will know those who are His... which is the origin of the saying Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out. The premise of that mentality was very well alive and transcended Arnaud's live. So the lyric is still well within the context of history because the seige of the citadel of Montsegur was the end of the Cathar. It need not matter that Arnaud, the origin of the phrase was dead but the Catholic Church for whom he served and advised on how to deal with the Cathar's and his advice of kill em all and let god sort 'em out was still active. Just a mere 20 years did not change the way of thinking on how to resolved.

The lyrics is about the Albigensian Crusade and the conclusion battle at Montsegur. That is the premise of the song. To understand Montsegur is to understand the preceding context that lead to the battle at one of the last Cathar stronghold which later became what is known as the Chateau de Montsegur. Montsegur is the place of one of the last Cathar stronghold and the citadel in context is the fortification of the Cathars not the current structure that is built upon the ruins of the Cathar fortification.

It is still a beautifully done song.

Lovely historic reference.

montsegur | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/5/11

Papal legate Arnaud Amalric allegedly spoke the words "Kill them all for God will know his own" at the battle of Beziers in 1209. He died long before the siege of Montsegur took place in 1244. Including that phrase in a song over three decades after it was allegedly spoken is historically inaccurate.

Montseg├║r | Reviewer: Trencavel | 12/29/09

This song is awesome, not only because the rithm and armony, but also because it remembers a troubadour song, and of course the history that come with the name Montseg├║r a epic battle between good and evil and it was real.

Good bless the Cathars.
Intransigence and tyranny has the few days.

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