|Edition||Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition|
|Media Packaging||Box Set|
"Melana Chasmata", so the title of the second album by Triptykon, is in the starting blocks. The upcoming longplayer will again be produced by Tom Gabriel Warrior and guitar player V. Santura. "Black, deep depressions", so the title's translation, will be exactly the right choice for all friends of hard, gloomy sounds.
Cover artwork created by H.R. Giger.
The precious, limited deluxe box set of Triptykon's "Melana Chasmata" contains:
- mediabook CD (incl. 32-page booklet and additional 12-panel fold-out booklet)
- silver necklace with the “T” of the band logo as tin pendant
- 2 dyled black candles with white printing of the „t“
- fabric bags with the band logo
- a DIN A3 poster signed by Tom Gabriel Warrior
- 3 postcards
Limited to 2.000 pieces!
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"Melana Chasmata" along with its predecessor "Eparistera Daimones" and Celtic Frost's "Monotheist" forms an ideal trilogy: the same dark and extremely heavy guitar sound, overloaded rumbling bass and Fisher's vocal ranging from forceful growls to melancholy moans.
The opening track “Tree of Suffocating Souls” starts with a squeal of feedback that leads into a maelstrom of fast death metal riffs and slower doomy parts. The next two, “Boleskine House” and “Altar of Deceit”, submerge a listener into the atmosphere of increasing melancholy and sorrow. Next comes intensive “Breathing” full of the throttling thrash-inspired tunes and “Aurorae”, whose eternal meditative rhythm pattern eventually erupts into a crescendo completed with a chaotic guitar solo. “Demon Pact” is a slow monumental mechanism speckled with moments of lingering bass, eerie dissonant sounds and industrial rattling. “Into The Sleep Of Death” is just a masterpiece, my favorite song on the album. Doomy riffs, oppressive tune, ambient solo combined with the moaning-style vocal make you feel the grief for a lost love named Emily. The twelve-minutes epic “Black Snow” sounding more like an infernal war march is followed by “Waiting”, the unexpected but at the same time perfect closing for such record, bringing it to a logical end.
After "Eparistera Daimones" I had the fear that the second album wouldn't match the brilliancy of the debut but it's not the case with Triptykon. Both albums are masterpieces and must-haves for fans of the band. Although "Melana Chasmata" is the logical continuation of "Monotheist" and "Eparistera Daimones" it anyway has many surprises for its listeners.
Moreover I'd like to praise the excellent production of the album that let you clearly notice every tiny nuances of the music.
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