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Release date: 22 March 2010
Style: Blackened thrash metal, Death metal


8.4 | 213 votes


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21 want it

01. Goetia
02. Abyss Within My Soul
03. In Shrouds Decayed
04. Shrine
05. A Thousand Lies
06. Descendant
07. Myopic Empire
08. My Pain
09. The Prolonging
10. Shatter [Japanese bonus]

Lyrics (10)

Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer - vocals, guitars, programming
Victor "V. Santura" Bullok - guitars, vocals, bass, programming
Norman Lonhard - drums, percussion
Vanja Slajh - bass

Additional musicians:
Simone Vollenweider - vocals
A. Acanthus Gristle - vocals
Fredy Schnyder - grand piano
Nadine Rimlinger - violin

Additional info
Produced by Tom Warrior and V. Santura.

Guest review by

Following the permanent disbandment of the cult Swiss metal act Celtic Frost in 2008, which came as a shock to many, Thomas Gabriel Fischer announced his formation of a new band named Triptykon. Two years later, we have their debut Eparistera Daimones.

The whole album is very atmospheric. Haunting melodies, dissonant and thick riffs coupled with dark ambience and interludes which create tension and a few intimidating, energetic solos to strengthen it all. Tom's raspy pseudo-demonic and angry voice fits well here, at times shifting into a vocal echo or coupled with a female voice. His vehement expression of rage can come out quite fierce at times (especially in "A Thousand Lies"), which also happens to be the fastest and most ruthless track on the album, consistently keeping its fast tempo, whereas the other songs generally tend to change their tempos. The drumming is a crucial point, as it balances the overall rhythm while being distinguished in its own right. Many genres can be identified here, from progressive and thrash to black and doom metal, even though the general sound lies in the latter two genres. The bass is murky but also muffled in the music's gloomy feeling. The guitars are the dominant part, as they control the pace and direction of the songs.

published 06.08.2010 | Comments (32)

Staff pick by
Baz Anderson

02.04.2010 This is the continuation of Celtic Frost. In the similar style of "Monotheist", this album is essentially Celtic Frost with a different rhythm section. Dark, gloomy, reflective, yet also at a slightly more exciting pace than Tom Warrior's last output. This is as heavy as they come. A top quality release from the mind behind the frontman of one of the most influential extreme metal bands in history.

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Array - 21.03.2010 at 15:53  
  Celtic Frost - Monotheist II
Dangerboner - 23.03.2010 at 04:46  
Rating: 7 This album is heavy as fuck
fosi - 26.03.2010 at 16:35  
Rating: 10 Great album!!!
Baz Anderson - 26.03.2010 at 21:16  
  Wow. Amazing. So heavy, so good.
Don Martin - 26.03.2010 at 22:30  
Rating: 8 Holy shit, I gotta get hold of this one. The guitars are tuned so low, I can feel them through my stomach.
HolyandFallen - 28.03.2010 at 11:07  
Rating: 7 I was expecting slightly more from this album, but it's good anyway
Warman - 28.03.2010 at 15:38  
Rating: 8 I just read about this being "Monotheist II", so I need to take a trip to my record store tomorrow! Must have!!!
ArsMilitaria - 29.03.2010 at 19:48  
Rating: 7 I don't think I'd call it Monotheist II because Monotheist was near perfect and a second Monotheist would just be a pale worthless copy. It is similar to it though, although not as heavy, not as powerful. I don't want to think of it like a sequel either. Because this is rather mediocre and boring at times.
But it's so good to hear something from Warrior again. I still like it a lot, and will buy it. I am still looking forward to something better than this, and closer to Monotheist's perfection.
Mikyz - 30.03.2010 at 14:32  
Rating: 9 Honestly, I find this to be on par with Monotheist. Well, for one its harder to digest because its both heavy and lengthy (for me at least) and may need a couple of listens but it's worth it. So for me Warrior successfully followed up his previous opus. Definitely a contender in the end of the year lists.
@gent_-_orange - 12.04.2010 at 03:57  
Rating: 7
Written by Mikyz on 30.03.2010 at 14:32

Honestly, I find this to be on par with Monotheist. Well, for one its harder to digest because its both heavy and lengthy (for me at least) and may need a couple of listens but it's worth it. So for me Warrior successfully followed up his previous opus. Definitely a contender in the end of the year lists.

i agree its a great album, if you like monothiest you will love this
Deadmeat - 23.04.2010 at 12:26  
Rating: 7 What is amazing about monotheist is that it is SOOOO awesome that almost no one here has the "strength" nor the will to give This album a 10!
rageing atheist - 24.04.2010 at 17:35  
  Listened to this once last week, seems fairly pointless, like a tired and frustrating attempt at rehashing Monotheist.

Right from the start when Warrior screams "Satan, father" over fairly generic modern metal sounding riffs I knew that I was not going to like it.
Valaskjalf - 25.05.2010 at 20:11  
Rating: 4 Meh...give it a rest
Lord_Regnier - 26.05.2010 at 00:39  
  I've always thought Thomas G Warrior was a godawful vocalist (to me, the guy sounds as if he's on the verge of crying or if he's about to fall asleep at times), so no thanks.
Elyar S. - 08.06.2010 at 11:58  
Rating: 8 Its a good album, liked it. G Warrior is Celtic Frost himself hehe
Winterthrone - 19.06.2010 at 05:56  
Rating: 10
Written by Valaskjalf on 25.05.2010 at 20:11

Meh...give it a rest

WTF? This is the one of the most intense album I ever listened to! This cd is purely awesome...diversity, heaviness, inventive stuff! A pure 10!
elekctric - 15.09.2011 at 10:54  
Rating: 9 Old news now but this album had to be bought. Being a Celtic Frost fan having all but the Cold Lake album ... which i still should check out now that the shock is over... yeah my vote is inconsequential but biased lol.... The album was so good I doubled it up on my Ipod ... how does that work .
M C Vice - 16.06.2012 at 10:25  
Rating: 9 Gothic death metal?
Nightfall - 07.09.2012 at 19:42  
Written by M C Vice on 16.06.2012 at 10:25

Gothic death metal?

Early Tiamat.
Dentura - 03.01.2013 at 00:23  
Rating: 9 The last two songs "My Pain" and "The Prolonging" go perfectly together! I l also love songs like "Myopic Empire" and "Descendant". This is such an awesome album, I really want to get their next album (if ever they make one).
DavidAdamMeredith - 04.01.2013 at 08:37  
Rating: 10 This is a 10. Nothing less of perfect. This is Monotheist fully realized.
Lião - 29.04.2013 at 09:17  
  I agree with the above comment about the last two tracks. The only problem I have with it is that its too damn long.
AtrumHiberna - 27.07.2013 at 18:59  
Rating: 9 Never listen to this album just after you listen to Monotheist; it sounds much inferior. But on its own, it is a great album. Worthy of Warrior's legacy
God Buster 鬼 - 02.04.2014 at 10:52  
Rating: 2 Those who loves this album must be geniuses !
Lit. - 02.04.2014 at 18:47  
Written by God Buster 鬼 on 02.04.2014 at 10:52

Those who loves this album must be geniuses !

Why, thank you.

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