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Release date: 14 April 2014
Style: Blackened thrash metal, Death metal

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01. Tree Of Suffocating Souls
02. Boleskine House
03. Altar Of Deceit
04. Breathing
05. Into Despair [Japanese bonus]
06. Aurorae
07. Demon Pact
08. In The Sleep Of Death
09. Black Snow
10. Waiting

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

Guest musicians
Simone Vollenweider - vocals
Michael Zech - guitar
A. Acanthus Gristle - vocals


Additional info
Produced by Tom Warrior and V. Santura. Co-produced by Michael Zech.

The album will be released as a 32-page mediabook (with lyrics and liner notes to every song, and with a special fold out poster), as a gatefold vinyl double album (with posters and large-format booklet) and for digital download.

Century Media is scheduled to issue a special box set, limited to 2000 copies. The box set will include the album, a Triptykon silver pendant, a poster, postcards, a Triptykon tote bag, and a cap.

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
8.0
We all know the story by now. Following the disbanding of Celtic Frost after the widely-hailed Monotheist, metal torchbearer Thomas Fischer announced the formation of Triptykon, a new project that would be dedicated towards continuing on in the vein of the final Celtic Frost album. The band's Eparistera Daimones debut showed a glimpse of Fischer's remaining committment to writing ominous, crushing music. Now, in 2014, Melana Chasmata cements it.

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published 20.04.2014 | Comments (18)

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Dentura - 23.10.2013 at 00:34  
Rating: 8 Yes!! I must have this one!
Zaphod - 07.02.2014 at 23:09  
  Haven't really listened to their debut since its release but I'm pretty excited for this one.
God Alone - 06.04.2014 at 23:15  
Rating: 8 Imo this is better than Eparistera, which was quite good but sometimes meandered too much. This one has a tighter and stronger songwriting, it's more varied, there are no unfitting songs like My Pain, and Waiting is a perfect albeit unusual closer. I'll buy it for sure.
!J.O.O.E.! - 07.04.2014 at 01:24  
Rating: 8 Can't say I remember what the first album really sounds like, think I only listened to it once, but aside from the fact this one is a bit on the long side; tracks 6 and 8 don't add an awful lot musically to a 67 minute long record, this is, all things considered, a pretty damn fine album.
ManiacBlasphemer - 14.04.2014 at 13:33  
Rating: 10 Been digging this one even better than their debut and Monotheist. Seems like the sound on Triptykon has finally matured. Vanja has a very soothing voice, feeling bad that they did not use it on the previous work. Would've worked much better than Simone Vollenweider vocals, in my opinion. The only minus I can find is the harsh vocals, not my cup of tea. But, nevertheless, an album worthy of no.1. Tom Warrior ever since the Apollyon days did not musicaly disappoint and ever since Monotheist, the guy seems to be inspired more than in his prime time.
Daniell - 14.04.2014 at 16:43  
Rating: 9 Killer of an album, much better than the debut, a strong contender for a top 10 spot for sure.
Alex Fenger - 14.04.2014 at 17:28  
Rating: 8 I like this quite a bit more than the debut, but still not in love...
SublimeDragon - 16.04.2014 at 02:34  
Rating: 6 Wow!! Total garbage
Dentura - 17.04.2014 at 04:09  
Rating: 8 Very cool new album, I really enjoyed it!
musicalkaratekid - 17.04.2014 at 15:57  
Rating: 8 It is an excellent album, though I prefer the band's debut album by a margin. There are some added touches to this album, like the female vocals which although existed on the band's debut, are more prevalent and prominent on this album. The band's general sound hasn't changed much but it's still brilliantly depressing and miserable, as all good music which includes Thomas Gabriel Fischer usually is. "Breathing" is the definite highlight for me.
BloodJuNkie - 19.04.2014 at 04:43  
Rating: 6
Written by SublimeDragon on 16.04.2014 at 02:34

Wow!! Total garbage


Overrated album. But i enjoyed "Breathing" & "Aurorae".
BrutalN00dle - 22.04.2014 at 01:49  
Rating: 4 Too much goth-bullshit, not enough crushing riffs.
RavenEffect - 23.04.2014 at 00:44  
Rating: 9 I don't know how many times Tom will try to re-invent "Monotheist" but as long as he keeps it comming, I'm a happy Panda! Its just pure Darkness man, everything about Melana Chasmata sends chill to my spine, everything since the Rispid fast Dirty Thrash riffs to the more Melancholic sludge/Doom songs, it has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Its a perfect 10 for me and quite honestly one of the best records this year so far.
Erik M. - 23.04.2014 at 21:26  
Rating: 7 Good stuff, but can't say I'm impressed a whole lot. Maybe it needs more spins or it's just not my cup of tea.
Migtanteot - 24.04.2014 at 02:07  
Rating: 8 Doesn´t this album cover look similar to a H. R. Giger´s work?

Vombatus - 24.04.2014 at 03:54  
 
Written by Migtanteot on 24.04.2014 at 02:07

Doesn´t this album cover look similar to a H. R. Giger´s work?


It does... because it is ! As you might have noticed, a lot of Celtic Frost and Triptykon art is taken directly from Giger (the artwork of Melana is called Mordor VII).


Also, I really have to buy this.
yeah1980 - 24.04.2014 at 11:54  
Rating: 8 So far, after a few listenings, I do prefer the previous full length "Eparistera Daimones".
This last album is different (and I appreciate a lot that Tom Warrior always produces different albums), and maybe I need more time to understand it completely, but I dont think my evaluation will increase.
Athropos - 24.04.2014 at 16:43  
Rating: 7 A good album, in the same vein as the first one. Although I enjoy it enough to not regret buying it, it's far from the masterpiece that Monotheist is. But hey, it's Triptykon not Celtic Frost...
deadone - 29.04.2014 at 05:58  
Rating: 5 Not something I'd buy but I didn't mind the first half of this.

The sound is pretty evil and the riffs sound big. A lot of the songs stand out on their own but some ideas repeat too much (results in an overlong album). In fact it gets a bit tedious mid way through.

At times it does sound like modernised 1980s Celtic Frost which is fine with me!

The useage of female vocals was especially well done.

Some more speedier moments would have been welcome especially to break it up a bit especially the latter half of the album.
Alex Fenger - 29.04.2014 at 16:29  
Rating: 8
Written by deadone on 29.04.2014 at 05:58

Not something I'd buy but I didn't mind the first half of this.
The sound is pretty evil and the riffs sound big. A lot of the songs stand out on their own but some ideas repeat too much (results in an overlong album). In fact it gets a bit tedious mid way through.
At times it does sound like modernised 1980s Celtic Frost which is fine with me!
The useage of female vocals was especially well done.
Some more speedier moments would have been welcome especially to break it up a bit especially the latter half of the album.

Personally, it seems to be the best thing Tom Fischer has ever done. Given how little I like Celtic Frost that probably isn't surprising, but I also wasn't fond of Triptykon's debut. This album on the other hand just really hits the spot.
Dentura - 29.04.2014 at 20:07  
Rating: 8 I think I'm enjoying this album even more than the previous one to be honest. This is one hell of an experience, Demon Pact is just haunting.
Lucerna - 01.05.2014 at 16:39  
Rating: 7 This is not completely my cup of tea, but I can understand why people love this stuff. It sounds a bit sludge-doom like. I suppose it's great if you're into that kind of thing.
jaxn1967 - 01.05.2014 at 20:30  
Rating: 6 The first one is so much better.
Ace Frawley - 08.05.2014 at 05:25  
Rating: 7 Mesmerised by the song "Boleskine House" and the opening track is killer. But overall, a little bit too EMO for my tastes. Good album, but not really my style.
Dima - 11.05.2014 at 11:04  
Rating: 8 Considering I've hated everything Tom Fischer has done this came as a real surprise to me. However as many have said the length needs to be severely cut down.
Mr. Doctor - 11.05.2014 at 19:24  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 08.05.2014 at 05:25
But overall, a little bit too EMO for my tastes.


What do you mean with Emo?
Ace Frawley - 12.05.2014 at 00:10  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.05.2014 at 19:24

Written by Ace Frawley on 08.05.2014 at 05:25
But overall, a little bit too EMO for my tastes.


What do you mean with Emo?


A bit too melancholy.
Mr. Doctor - 13.05.2014 at 22:33  
Rating: 9
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 14.04.2014 at 13:33
Vanja has a very soothing voice, feeling bad that they did not use it on the previous work. Would've worked much better than Simone Vollenweider vocals, in my opinion.


Vanja barely gave some backing vocals on the last track. All the other female vocals are done by Simone.
Fritillaria - 15.05.2014 at 21:07  
Rating: 7 Half of the songs are very catchy like "Breathing" & "Aurorae" and the other half are just average near to good.

Edit : Is this blackened thrash metal ? ! Actually is there any genre like blackened thrash metal ?
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.05.2014 at 01:34  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 15.05.2014 at 21:07

Half of the songs are very catchy like "Breathing" & "Aurorae" and the other half are just average near to good.

Edit : Is this blackened thrash metal ? ! Actually is there any genre like blackened thrash metal ?

Blackened thrash is pretty common. Check out Destroyer 666, Absu (especially 'Abzu' my favourite from the genre). Triptykon has always been a hard one to categorise. The words doom, goth and avant-garde pop up a lot. Not sure I'd call them thrash though,although old Celtic Frost certainly fell under that umbrella.
Fritillaria - 16.05.2014 at 10:24  
Rating: 7
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.05.2014 at 01:34

Blackened thrash is pretty common. Check out Destroyer 666, Absu (especially 'Abzu' my favourite from the genre). Triptykon has always been a hard one to categorise. The words doom, goth and avant-garde pop up a lot. Not sure I'd call them thrash though,although old Celtic Frost certainly fell under that umbrella.

aha I got you.
Opethian - 18.05.2014 at 20:13  
Rating: 6 Hmm, it started off solid and it just got boring. Am i the only one
Ace Frawley - 20.05.2014 at 05:48  
Rating: 7
Written by Opethian on 18.05.2014 at 20:13

Hmm, it started off solid and it just got boring. Am i the only one


Nope, don't think you're the Lone Ranger here. I think the first two tracks are brilliant but after that it's forgettable.
Don_Morita - 23.05.2014 at 21:41  
Rating: 10 It really sounds a lot like Celtic Frost, which is not bad or surprising. I really love the dark and haunting atmosphere on this one. I didn't really know Triptykon before, but after all I heard about this album I had to listen to it myself and I'm totally blown away by the atmosphere the manage to create.
Don_Morita - 23.05.2014 at 21:41  
Rating: 10 It really sounds a lot like Celtic Frost, which is not bad or surprising. I really love the dark and haunting atmosphere on this one. I didn't really know Triptykon before, but after all I heard about this album I had to listen to it myself and I'm totally blown away by the atmosphere the manage to create.
NocturnalStalker - 02.06.2014 at 19:20  
Rating: 9 Magical album. I really love it after only one listen.
Ag Fox - 03.06.2014 at 18:48  
Rating: 7 Tried to get into it a few times, but I guess I just don't "get it" =P
They do sound pretty original though, so I felt like rating it as good
Kheimon - 04.07.2014 at 22:48  
  Epic stuff right here... \,,/
Ilham - 04.07.2014 at 23:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 15.05.2014 at 21:07

Edit : Is this blackened thrash metal ? ! Actually is there any genre like blackened thrash metal ?

I urge you to listen to Destroyer 666 as Joe said, and I want to add Aura Noir, and Necrodeath.
Fritillaria - 04.07.2014 at 23:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Ilham on 04.07.2014 at 23:33

I urge you to listen to Destroyer 666 as Joe said, and I want to add Aura Noir, and Necrodeath.

ASAP
Ilham - 04.07.2014 at 23:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Fritillaria on 04.07.2014 at 23:37

ASAP

But seriously it has nothing to do with Triptykon though. Don't expect the same level of... Fischer. The three I mentioned are just your regular BM bands with added thrash elements that make it very fast and enjoyable. It's not heavy, well written, lyrically insteresting and balanced like modern Celtic Frost or Triptykon.
Fritillaria - 04.07.2014 at 23:44  
Rating: 7
Written by Ilham on 04.07.2014 at 23:41

But seriously it has nothing to do with Triptykon though. Don't expect the same level of... Fisher. The three I mentioned are just your regular BM bands with added thrash elements that make it very fast and enjoyable. It's not heavy, well written, lyrically insteresting and balanced like modern Celtic Frost or Triptykon.


However, I'd like to dig the albums I still haven't checked them out. Thanks for the suggestion.
BloodTears - 07.08.2014 at 11:10  
Rating: 9 Really digging this album. I might even prefer it to the debut. So many highlights and crushing riffs but the female vocals really add an interesting touch to some of the songs. Need more listens, but it's amazing so far.
RSS - 10.08.2014 at 13:29  
Rating: 9 Great album but cant surpass Monotheist
Ilham - 10.08.2014 at 13:46  
Rating: 8
Written by RSS on 10.08.2014 at 13:29
Great album but cant surpass Monotheist
Nothing can surpass Monotheist. At least this is better than the debut.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.08.2014 at 15:24  
 
Written by RSS on 10.08.2014 at 13:29

Great album but cant surpass Monotheist



But this is a different band than the one that wrote and recorded Monotheist

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