Release date: 22 February 2013
Style: Avantgarde metal, Ambient

Rating:

7.5 | 56 votes

Owners:

37 have it
16 want it


01. The Redeeming Teratoma
02. The Compression Chamber
03. Black Pearl In A Crystalline Shell
04. House Of Flesh
05. The Nucleus Turbine
06. The Purging
07. Terra Tenebrosa
08. At The Foot Of The Tree
09. Disintegration
10. The Reave

Review


Line-up
The Cuckoo - all instruments, vocals
Risperdal - all instruments
Hibernal - all instruments

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.4
Terra Tenebrosa relish in their own secrecy and sound of mystique. Through mask and hood the band view things in an uncompromisingly dismal light and what we get from their music is something which you know just should not be there, yet there it is. The avant-garde expression of The Purging isn't exactly becoming to all listeners, especially considering the difficulty in linking comparisons, yet its self assured character is well manifest.

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published 03.03.2013 | Comments (14)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

27.02.2013 Easily as crushing and terrifying as The Tunnels, but in a different, more dynamic and less claustrophobic way.

A must-listen, no less.

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Alex Fenger - 06.01.2013 at 14:31  
Rating: 8 This is going to kick ass... or crush actually. It will crush ass
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.01.2013 at 16:41  
Rating: 8 Yep, the new song is all kinds of awesome.
Alex Fenger - 27.01.2013 at 19:07  
Rating: 8 This review raises my hopes for this album
tea[m]ster - 27.01.2013 at 19:29  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 27.01.2013 at 19:07

This review raises my hopes for this album


I'll probably give this a shot but I didn't like The Tunnels much to my surprise.
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.01.2013 at 19:41  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.01.2013 at 19:29


I'll probably give this a shot but I didn't like The Tunnels much to my surprise.

I'm guessing that's because the term "post-metal" was thrown around left right and centre where the first album was concerned, despite the fact there was really very little post-metal involved
Alex Fenger - 27.01.2013 at 19:43  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.01.2013 at 19:29

I'll probably give this a shot but I didn't like The Tunnels much to my surprise.

Have you heard the song they already released? From the sound of that they seem to be heading in a bit more of a straightforward direction this time.
tea[m]ster - 27.01.2013 at 19:47  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.01.2013 at 19:41

I'm guessing that's because the term "post-metal" was thrown around left right and centre where the first album was concerned, despite the fact there was really very little post-metal involved


that's mean man,true....but mean...
tea[m]ster - 27.01.2013 at 19:48  
Rating: 7
Written by Alex Fenger on 27.01.2013 at 19:43

Have you heard the song they already released? From the sound of that they seem to be heading in a bit more of a straightforward direction this time.


Have not heard it yet....I'll give it a try along with The Tunnels....again..
!J.O.O.E.! - 27.01.2013 at 19:50  
Rating: 8
Written by tea[m]ster on 27.01.2013 at 19:47


that's mean man,true....but mean...

Well it wasn't meant to be, just saying it was advertised everywhere as being post-metal so you might have been disappointed when it turned out not to be
Alex Fenger - 27.01.2013 at 21:51  
Rating: 8 I'll just plop this here

Pazdzioch - 25.02.2013 at 22:54  
  Leaked.
mz - 26.02.2013 at 08:05  
Rating: 7 How does this one sound comparing to their tunnel? Is this equally great?
mz - 26.02.2013 at 15:48  
Rating: 7
Written by mz on 26.02.2013 at 08:05

How does this one sound comparing to their tunnel? Is this equally great?


in the middle of my first spin, I would say this is a huge step down from tunnel, unfortunately
Pazdzioch - 26.02.2013 at 18:41  
  Probably I'm deaf, because for me both are equally fucking excellent.
mz - 26.02.2013 at 18:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Pazdzioch on 26.02.2013 at 18:41

Probably I'm deaf, because for me both are equally fucking excellent.


Maybe I need to give this a more proper listen but I doubt it would change my mind drastically.
Darkside Momo - 27.02.2013 at 01:51  
Rating: 9
Written by Pazdzioch on 26.02.2013 at 18:41

Probably I'm deaf, because for me both are equally fucking excellent.

same here, even if they're quite different The Purging is more dynamic, while The Tunnels relied more on drones (The Mourning Stars)...
psykometal - 27.02.2013 at 02:06  
 
Written by Darkside Momo on 27.02.2013 at 01:51

Written by Pazdzioch on 26.02.2013 at 18:41

Probably I'm deaf, because for me both are equally fucking excellent.

same here, even if they're quite different The Purging is more dynamic, while The Tunnels relied more on drones (The Mourning Stars)...

Agreed with the both of you. I'm LOVING The Purging and LOVE The Tunnels! I will admit that I think I like this new style a little bit more but I do still believe they are both fantastic albums.
Unhealer - 27.02.2013 at 05:15  
Rating: 8 Now I can listen to you, creepy guys. And maybe finally develop some taste for Tunnels.
Alex Fenger - 27.02.2013 at 17:41  
Rating: 8 I preferred their previous album, but I can certainly enjoy this change in direction. Maybe with every new release they'll delve into a slightly different sound.
mz - 27.02.2013 at 22:42  
Rating: 7
Written by Darkside Momo on 27.02.2013 at 01:51

Written by Pazdzioch on 26.02.2013 at 18:41

Probably I'm deaf, because for me both are equally fucking excellent.

...The Purging is more dynamic, while The Tunnels relied more on drones (The Mourning Stars)...


That is one of the reasons I prefer tunnels to this. I do miss the droning aspect of their music and "The Mourning Stars" was my favorite track.
Btw, this is much better than what I initially thought. A solid 8 would do the justice for this album.
Darkside Momo - 27.02.2013 at 22:55  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 27.02.2013 at 22:42

That is one of the reasons I prefer tunnels to this. I do miss the droning aspect of their music and "The Mourning Stars" was my favorite track.
Btw, this is much better than what I initially thought. A solid 8 would do the justice for this album.

Well, I don't really miss it, as there are plenty of awesome riffs and structure changes to keep me more than happy (and yes, "The Mourning Stars" is beyond awesome). Plus they did keep an identity of their own; even if it's not The Tunnels, The Purging has an unmistakable Terra Tenebrosa sound...
Ruin - 27.02.2013 at 23:39  
Rating: 9 It's realy better than "The Tunnels", less atmospheric melodies and more istruments sounds, an a little more vocal. this really scare me when I linten to it before sleep !
IronAngel - 01.03.2013 at 22:20  
  One background listen says it's not as good as the debut. Definitely a step in a safer, less unique direction. But considering how good the debut was, I'm sure I'll be happy with this album too once I get a better idea.
-DC-002- - 06.03.2013 at 07:19  
  This album is fucking rad! I like this one a lot more then the last one, and I liked the last one the production is a lot less muddy. weirdly, I played the self-titled track, Terra Tenebrosa, layered over itself and it kind of works well.
MechanisT - 27.03.2013 at 03:17  
  The ending of 'The Purging' is pretty radikvlt.
mz - 02.08.2013 at 22:44  
Rating: 7 Not a proper place to put this but their fb :"In the Studio". A new album already? Anyone has any information?
Edit:
- me:a new album already?
-terra tenebrosa fb: soon
Warman - 20.03.2014 at 12:17  
Rating: 9 This is amazing.

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