Terra Tenebrosa - V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels [EP]



7.7 | 26 votes |
Release date: 10 April 2014
Style: Avantgarde metal, Ambient

Owners:

10 have it
2 want it


01. Draining The Well
02. Apokatastasis

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

Additional info
Pre-orders available here.

The nightmarish Swedes return with a short 25 minutes of material left over from the recording sessions of their previous two albums, hence the title. Bearing more structural resemblance to The Purging, but also oozing with the delicious dark ambient cloak that made The Tunnels so good, this EP can be seen as a bit of a bridge between the two, that may also be dropping some hints as to where their sound is going in the future. A bit brief, but for those who simply can't get enough of the band, this release is mandatory.

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Comments: 23   Visited by: 167 users
07.03.2014 - 20:57
J. N.
"Terra Tenebrosa's V.I.T.R.I.O.L. marks the transformation of The Cuckoo, the main figure behind Terra Tenebrosa, from the albums The Tunnels to The Purging.

This makes totally sense, because the record features two lenghty tracks from both album recording sessions. Side A track "Draining The Well" is once again a nearly 18 minutes long, oppressing journey through both, the dark mind of The Cuckoo as well as the listener's. It finally erupts from dark ambiances into a loud, violent final. Side B track "Apokatastasis" has with just about 7 minutes a more straight-forward approach, with guitars well known from Breach. "Apokatastasis" was the first sign ever from The Cuckoo, it gave birth to Terra Tenebrosa and what became The Tunnels and The Purging. Underlying both tracks are those strange, buzzig vocals, which evoke numerous dark stories and events in the listener's mind. Again and again.

V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels is closing a chapter, it puts an end to the conceptual approach of both albums, The Tunnels and The Purging. The new Terra Tenebrosa according to The Cuckoo is faster, more violent and... ugly."
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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07.03.2014 - 21:01
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by J. N. on 07.03.2014 at 20:57

The new Terra Tenebrosa according to The Cuckoo is faster, more violent and... ugly."

I'm so waiting for this !
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The Fangirl.
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07.03.2014 - 21:04
!J.O.O.E.!
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07.03.2014 - 21:16
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Hmm I loved the atmosphere they created and that special sound of drums and guitars, so appealing for my taste
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The Fangirl.
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07.03.2014 - 22:05
!J.O.O.E.!
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Haha, I'm not sure this is actually the second track btw. It's from a compilation.
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07.03.2014 - 22:10
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
But the song title is Apokatastasis
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The Fangirl.
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08.03.2014 - 00:01
Rating: 8
mz
Written by J. N. on 07.03.2014 at 20:57

"The new Terra Tenebrosa according to The Cuckoo is faster, more violent and... ugly."

I don't really know how to feel about this . I think faster=more riff based and less droney, which is not a good decision IMO.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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08.03.2014 - 00:41
J. N.
Written by Guest on 07.03.2014 at 22:05
Haha, I'm not sure this is actually the second track btw. It's from a compilation.

Read the tracklist, n00b.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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08.03.2014 - 00:42
JD
Account deleted
Shiiiit the artwork is awesome.
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08.03.2014 - 00:43
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by J. N. on 08.03.2014 at 00:41

Read the tracklist, n00b.

Doesn't mean it's the same, Killing Joke released two self-titled albums
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08.03.2014 - 00:45
J. N.
Written by Guest on 08.03.2014 at 00:43
Doesn't mean it's the same, Killing Joke released two self-titled albums

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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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08.03.2014 - 00:46
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by J. N. on 08.03.2014 at 00:45

But it is.


"The owner of this track has not mad thise title available for streaming in your area"

Clearly you uploaded this to fool me....
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08.03.2014 - 00:47
J. N.
Written by Guest on 08.03.2014 at 00:46

"The owner of this track has not mad thise title available for streaming in your area"

Clearly you uploaded this to fool me....

Ah, you got me.

EDIT: What the hell, it's the same for me.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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08.03.2014 - 07:14
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
I want a tee with this artwork
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The Fangirl.
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09.03.2014 - 22:25
Rating: 8
mz
I looked for this EP for one hour and then realized that it's not out yet.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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10.03.2014 - 22:20
J. N.
Written by mz on 09.03.2014 at 22:25
I looked for this EP for one hour and then realized that it's not out yet.

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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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10.03.2014 - 22:24
Rating: 8
mz
Written by J. N. on 10.03.2014 at 22:20

at least ...you tried.

yeah.
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24.03.2014 - 05:21
Rating: 8
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by mz on 08.03.2014 at 00:01

I don't really know how to feel about this . I think faster=more riff based and less droney, which is not a good decision IMO.

Agreed. I prefer their style on tracks like "The Mourning Stars" and "Through The Eyes Of The Maninkari" to "The Arc Of Descent" and "Disintegration"
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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09.04.2014 - 23:25
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Great record.
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10.04.2014 - 23:54
Rating: 7
Paz
News Man
Already up on bandcamp. Pretty nice indeed.
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11.04.2014 - 00:34
Rating: 8
mz
Better than purging but still not as high as their debut.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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06.10.2014 - 07:19
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
More impressive and enjoyable than their last one.
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27.04.2017 - 00:35
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Kinda in love with that second track. Would rate this a 7 but I've listened to this EP for that track alone dozens of times.
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