Label: Century Media - CMD9984209 • Format: Box Set Limited Edition CD Album, Deluxe Edition Mediabook • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Avantgarde, Heavy Metal
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 4. Really liked this album, although honestly I prefer the band's debut by a margin. Agree with how the lengthier songs like "Black Snow" sometimes don't work as well as they should have, I guess Warrior is just trying to exhaust aspect of the sound, for which I can't really blame him given the band's chosen musical style and themes. Also, this is definitely one of the better extreme metal releases of the year so far.
Finally, a quality review of this. Nice work Greg. Great review. This album just gets better with every spin. I seriously doubt anything else this year will top this It's one of the best metal LPs of the year.
Digging: Roadsaw - Tinnitus the Night. Album Rating: 3. Atmosphere is strong too. Sea you should check this out, but if you're unfamiliar with Tom G's stuff, I'd recommend starting Sam McCarthy - Out Of Town early Celtic Frost or Hellhammer or even the first Triptykon record before checking this one. Except I didn't delete your comment this time. Somebody else did it. What did you write?
I don't wanna know Review is good, though! Glad this album got another one. Thank you Greg! You're missing out then. This is more or less the same as his debut. Excellent review.
Well the new Swans and Gazpacho are actually nearly or even just as awesome as this. Will check this out eventually. Triptykon Melana Chasmata 4. Review Summary: A crushing doom metal record that relies as much on earth-shattering guitar tunings as on a shrewd interplay between the ugly and the beautiful.
Rank: 25 for As Tom G. Warrior has never been associated with consistency, his output has equally thrilled and baffled metal fans for the past two decades of his year career. The crude extreme metal of Hellhammer, and the early days of blackened thrash luminaries Celtic Frost are widely celebrated. However, the latter lost its nerve in time, releasing the perplexing hair metal misfire that was 's Cold Lake.
It took over a decade for Celtic Frost to truly reconcile and return to their trail for 's Monotheistbut they fell apart yet again shortly afterwards. Warrior's new outfit Triptykon is essentially an extension of Monotheist sound.
It's crushing doom metal embellished with driving thrash riffs, serene gothic vibes and a hint of death metal brutality. Their debut Eparistera Daimones was a commendable mash-up of these elements, but it's the quartet's new disc that represents Warrior's vision of music executed to near Aurorae - Triptykon - Melana Chasmata.
Melana Chasmata doesn't really mark any significant Wild Side Of Life - Status Quo - Blue For You in the artist's approach. It's a pulverizing doom metal record that relies as much on earth-shattering guitar tunings as on a shrewd interplay between the ugly and the beautiful.
This duality is not only reflected in nuanced music that often mellows out to encapsulate different shades of agony, but also Warrior's signature jagged style of singing is every now and then juxtaposed with soothing female vocals to stunning effect. Triptykon are aware that the darkness needs to be offset by the light in order for both shades to exude with Aurorae - Triptykon - Melana Chasmata force.
That's why, their new effort is so multifaceted. Opener 'Tree of Suffocating Souls' would sound totally like typical latter day Warrior if it weren't for the distinctly Eastern leanings subtly shining through the track's second half. Meanwhile, 'Demon Pact' splendidly blends gargantuan sludge metal riffs with eerie industrial soundscapes and an instantly memorable chorus, which makes for a genuinely unique number. The funeral lament of 'In the Sleep of Death' also works really well, embracing a more conventional, slow-paced brand of doom metal.
When Warrior experiments with longer forms the effects aren't nearly as astonishing, though. In addition, the sequencing leaves a bit to be desired. The subdued 'Waiting' may be a captivating song which stands out with its decidedly lighter tone, but Aurorae - Triptykon - Melana Chasmata doesn't exactly end the record in Aurorae - Triptykon - Melana Chasmata satisfying manner.
Aside Fancy - Bobbie Gentry - Ill Never Fall In Love Again - The Best Of these minor issues, the execution of Melana Chasmata is nothing short of sublime, treading a fine line between the colossal scope and the insidious darkness. In contrast to previous outings, the lyrical direction is more inspired by personal events than the artist's anti-religious views.
There's also a Aurorae - Triptykon - Melana Chasmata penchant for hooks in Triptykon's arsenal as the infectious, fist-pumping refrains of 'Alter Of Deceit' and 'Demon Pact' attest. However, the album hardly ever loses its sharp focus as Warrior is at last audibly delighting in his creative stability. It's undoubtedly his most impressive collection of songs in over two decades. Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Hawk Eyes Everything Is Fine. Wildbirds and Peacedrums Rhythm.
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