Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones


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Release date: 22 March 2010
Style: Gothic metal, Doom metal

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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]

Line-up
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
vezzy
Rating:
8.0
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.

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published 06.08.2010 | Comments (32)

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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06.11.2017 - 03:34
Übermensch242
Awesome record and heavy as fuck too!!

"My Pain" is an awesomely unexpected slow track, so beautiful.
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