Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg


8.5 | 247 votes |
Release date: 11 November 2011
Style: Avantgarde black metal

Owners:

206 have it
20 want it


01. Fekete Mezők
02. Kel Keleti Szél
03. Trilobita
04. Kő Koppan
05. Vashegyek
06. Holdkomp
07. Kék Ingem Lobogó
08. Az Eső, Az Eső, Az Eső
09. Tar Gallyak Végül
10. Minden Test Fű

Line-up
Tamás Kátai - guitar, bass, keyboards, programs, vocals

Additional info
The artwork was created by Portuguese photographer Rui Luz and THY CATAFALQUE mastermind Tamás Kátai. "The album title means 'vast, trackless forest' in obsolete Hungarian language", Tamás explains. "It's a kind of summary of what the whole record is about. This word is a symbol, it means more than merely a forest".

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It was recorded that he, one of history's finest war commanders, kept a journal chronicling the major events of his life. However, something mysteriously strange happened shortly after his death; the last page of his diary was torn out never to be found again…

The Prophecy

"We had previously captured Belgrade, Rhodes and nearly Rome; the moment of penetrating the virgin leas of Hungary through its Carpathian Mountains has never been more propitious. And so, I marched. With an army of sixty thousand men, I marched. Until the sun darkened dim, I marched. Until it finally peered on the far side of a boundless tassel-withered cornfield somewhere near Makó - a vast, trackless forest girdled by a wreath of darkness and swollen mist perching nigh the field wherein we stood like the roaming shadow of Óðr. We stood staggered, leering at the beguiling woodland that God had left untrodden; torn by senescence, dust and solitude for only demons to feast on. The masterpiece was complete when a Septentrional draught stirred amidst the five giant trees guarding its gates revealing in the process the message that was engraved on the trunk of the tallest; the prophecy:

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published 11.03.2012 | Comments (19)

What? Isn't "Beautiful" descriptive enough? OK, fine then, what about "avant-garde atmospheric metal with BM roots"? Yeah, that's what I thought. Beautiful is better.

And Hungarian does really sound poetic.

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25.11.2011 - 15:56
Rating: 10
mastero87
Written by qlacs on 25.11.2011 at 11:49

I have just started Az eső, az eső, az eső (almost done) and Kék ingem lobogó, but right now i'm off to work, I'll continue tomorrow morning.

Cheers!


All right, I'm doing Vashegyek, the rest will be shorter. I am just wondering how the hell I should translate a line like "benne morajjá mélyült a holt". It is too beautiful and poetic to translate but I will figure something out
Then we can translate the rest of Róka hasa rádió

EDIT: stupid me, didn't notice it was not a separate line and it is connected with the subsequent line. But it makes some sense without it as well
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26.11.2011 - 10:54
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by mastero87 on 25.11.2011 at 15:56

Written by qlacs on 25.11.2011 at 11:49

I have just started Az eső, az eső, az eső (almost done) and Kék ingem lobogó, but right now i'm off to work, I'll continue tomorrow morning.

Cheers!


All right, I'm doing Vashegyek, the rest will be shorter. I am just wondering how the hell I should translate a line like "benne morajjá mélyült a holt". It is too beautiful and poetic to translate but I will figure something out
Then we can translate the rest of Róka hasa rádió

EDIT: stupid me, didn't notice it was not a separate line and it is connected with the subsequent line. But it makes some sense without it as well

Yippie
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28.11.2011 - 18:40
pisymbol
This album is mesmerizing and completely off my radar. Thank you Metal Storm (again!).
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30.11.2011 - 13:15
Rating: 9
BehzadSh
Interesting Album
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30.11.2011 - 22:39
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
God... "Fekete mezők" is one of the best album starters ever. I realized I was listening to a masterpiece just after that song.

I'll give it a 9 with just 3 listens in. AND I WANT MOAR
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04.12.2011 - 16:22
Rating: 8
heteo
Tűnő, idő tárlat was the best for me. but it's quite interesting again!
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04.12.2011 - 16:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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No. 1 album of 2011. For once maybe something vaguely worthy will keep that title.
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04.12.2011 - 20:22
Kenos
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Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 16:24

No. 1 album of 2011. For once maybe something vaguely worthy will keep that title.


Too late, Septicflesh fanboysm hits again.
Albums like this will never reach the top of a chart for more than 14 seconds.
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04.12.2011 - 20:23
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 20:22



Too late, Septicflesh fanboysm hits again.
Albums like this will never reach the top of a chart for more than 14 seconds.

That was quick... shame.
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05.12.2011 - 16:00
Rating: 10
mastero87
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 20:23

Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 20:22



Too late, Septicflesh fanboysm hits again.
Albums like this will never reach the top of a chart for more than 14 seconds.

That was quick... shame.


Still, it is remarkable that such an underground album can be there on the top. Praises to metalstorm to discard overall popularity based on the number of votes, and taking into consideration the rating only.
Anyway, feeling like I need to do some translations for the album, it's been a while
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05.12.2011 - 17:59
Rating: 10
mastero87
I have finished the translation of all songs. Metalstorm have still not approved it, I suppose it is only a matter of time and your can all enjoy them - or not but you can read them anyway
I especially love the original lyrics of the last two songs, beautiful representations of evanescence and mortality through seasons like autumn and winter respectively - at least that is how I understand and interpret Tamás' words.
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05.12.2011 - 21:15
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
Just so fucking good it made laugh my ass off without any reason . hats off to these guys , I have to check their earlier albums .
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08.12.2011 - 15:14
Rating: 9
SceneryOfLoss
This is fucking awesome!
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08.12.2011 - 17:38
Rating: 9
hadriel
Great album. Never really listened to this band before, but now I'm definitely going through their discog. The album just pulls so many great aspects from a wide range of genres and still manage to add their own creative touch and make something that sounds really fresh. Stellar stuff.
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09.12.2011 - 02:31
Rating: 9
Yugosaki
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11.12.2011 - 00:53
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Nightfall on 11.12.2011 at 00:50
I read the comments and see so many 9 and 10 ratings, with a few ocassional 8s. Makes me think some albums would have way higher ratings if it weren't for the fanboys rating down the stuff they dislike...

I say good on those who tank albums in that case. MS is plagued by high ratings as it is. I mean the average album is like 8.2. That's an A- on average.
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11.12.2011 - 13:49
Rating: 9
itw
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.12.2011 at 00:53

Written by Nightfall on 11.12.2011 at 00:50
I read the comments and see so many 9 and 10 ratings, with a few ocassional 8s. Makes me think some albums would have way higher ratings if it weren't for the fanboys rating down the stuff they dislike...

I say good on those who tank albums in that case. MS is plagued by high ratings as it is. I mean the average album is like 8.2. That's an A- on average.


I get what you are saying, but they are still not right, in my opinion. It's up to you to adjust (not your rating scale however) to fit with what is at this site.

People who tank albums have no excuse what-so-ever, it's plain and simple vote tampering by a selfish immature prick. I've been following the ratings of this album since release, and very early on, when it first got enough votes to be listed in the top 10, and was in #1 spot - one guy gave it a 1 dropping it to about 5th. That is fucking selfish - not only where this site is concerned, but for a very small band like Thy Catafalque, with their first album on a major metal label, shit like voting 1's to deliberately tank the album could potentially lose sales. Imagine if more than that one guy did it, it could drop the album out of the top 10 altogether, which clearly is not right. What makes that guy so special that he is above everyone else, and allowed to vote a 1 with the intention to basically vote all other albums (including the one they like) higher. That is fucked - no two ways about it, especially when, clearly, that person has not even heard this album. Like I said, very selfish and immature.

For my own rating scale, I obviously gave this 9, but it is my #1 album of the year. Their previous album was better in my opinion, and one of my top 10 favourite albums all-time, so I am comfortable in giving that a rare 10 also.
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11.12.2011 - 15:53
Kenos
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Written by itw on 11.12.2011 at 13:49

especially when, clearly, that person has not even heard this album.


Therein lies the problem.
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13.12.2011 - 04:55
Rating: 9
strade
This album is continuing to dazzle me... and just when I thought 2011 was done for great albums.
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13.12.2011 - 21:01
Rating: 10
beyondtehdarksun
Impressive. A real piece of art among all this year's over-praised Septicflesh-es.
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17.12.2011 - 09:56
DaUndataka
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Simply amazing.
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29.12.2011 - 02:01
Rating: 10
Darkside Momo
Retired
This is really excellent stuff.
and thanks again qlacs and mastero87 for the translations!
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05.01.2012 - 22:38
FrozenJoy
Oh shit. I can't believe what I just heard, Fekete Mezok is damn brilliant
Still have to listen to the other songs to rate the album, but if the its average quality is like the one in that song, I'll definitely give it a 9... Seriously, it's like... WHOA... o.o
oh yeah, I almost forgot, I'd also like to thank mastero87 and qlacs thanks guys, we depend on youD:
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08.01.2012 - 07:43
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by FrozenJoy on 05.01.2012 at 22:38

Oh shit. I can't believe what I just heard, Fekete Mezok is damn brilliant
Still have to listen to the other songs to rate the album, but if the its average quality is like the one in that song, I'll definitely give it a 9.


Yeah, that song is pretty boring if you ask me. Very misleading though, cus the rest of the album is baaaalllleeerrrrr. Vashegyek is a wicked jam fosho. >:[

Oh, and the first part of the solo in Kék ingem lobogó sounds like they got Robert Smith to lay out some sick melodies for it... Which is odd, because nothing else in the song reminds me of The Cure.
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17.01.2012 - 17:49
NocturnalStalker
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Pretty nice album, but I wouldn't call it avant-garde at all. What kept me from adding this album to the list of my favourite albums of 2011 is its repetitiveness.
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Written by beyondtehdarksun on 13.12.2011 at 21:01

A real piece of art among all this year's over-praised Septicflesh-es.

I don't think it's fair to compare two bands playing very different kinds of metal.
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18.01.2012 - 09:32
Rating: 10
beyondtehdarksun
Written by NocturnalStalker on 17.01.2012 at 17:49
I don't think it's fair to compare two bands playing very different kinds of metal.

I only wanted to point out that this album deserves a lot more praise than it gets, while others get a lot more praise than they deserve.
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19.01.2012 - 00:21
DaUndataka
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It's hard for the kiddies to claim "hip" when they have no idea what is being said. Nuff said.
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19.01.2012 - 04:59
NocturnalStalker
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Written by beyondtehdarksun on 18.01.2012 at 09:32

I only wanted to point out that this album deserves a lot more praise than it gets, while others get a lot more praise than they deserve.

Well, that's just your personal opinion. There is no need to put down other bands' efforts, if you don't get into their music.
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19.01.2012 - 15:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Meh album.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.01.2012 - 03:28
Rating: 10
aldamirgwh
Brilliance still exists in metal!!!
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