Seriously, how more darker and heavier can Thom G Warrior go?! This album proves that Triptykon are the true successors to Celtic Frost! Riffs are grinding, vocals are immense, Tom's grunting approves the sheer brutality of the proceedings! The songs are relentless in every way! Highlights? Tree of Suffocating Souls, Altar of Deceit, Breathing! The limited edition version I have here has amazing H.R. Geiger paintings and fantastic notes on each song from Tom himself. I really can't wait to see Tryptykon live!!!! Ughhhhhhhhh!
Album of the year, since the digital download age there are not many albums that are worthy of waiting to get the CD through the post. Tom G Warrior is superb and delivers an interesting mix of old and new styles elevating them to create a true masterpiece in the only way he can. The booklet that comes with the CD explains meanings, inspirations and thoughts as well as background that went into building and producing this epic piece of work which makes all the more reason to buy the CD. Truly brilliant....
One of the best albums I've ever heard in my life. Dark, heavy, aggressive yet at times super melodic and uplifting. Shame "Into Despair" is only on the Japanese version (great track - but there is no weak song on this album). Production is meaty, vocals sound like it's Satan himself behind the mic. I'm addicted
This is a truly amazing album! No one genre could define it, but it is HEAVY. An astounding culmination of Tom G. Warrior's sound that has grown over the last 30 years. Every listen unfolds a new nuance to the texture of these big doomy, dark soundscapes. My only slight complaint is the drum sound, which at times is too digitally modern for my tastes, but this does not distract from the majesty of this awe inspiring work. Everyone should check this out, & for anyone into extreme music it is a must have.
A stunning second album from Triptykon, as dark and solidly heavy as you could wish for. If you liked the funereal atmosphere and crushing tones of the first album you won't be disappointed. Not necessarily an easy listen, but hugely rewarding. The distinctive guitar tone is as monstrous as ever, and Tom's incredible vocal performance is superb. The band as a whole are on top form. Prepare for a grin between bleeding ears!