Triptykon announce new yet-unnamed album

tom_g_warrior-hellhammer-celtic_frost-tryptikon-thomas_gabriel_fischerDoom/death metal band Triptykon have announced that they have begun working on their next album with a presumed release date sometime in 2014. As of now the new album is still untitled for the public, but a few song titles have been released which fit into the occult theme established by the band’s debut album. Describing the music as epic and diverse, it seems to suggest that the album will have more variation than the relatively straightforward Eparistera Daimones, which suffered from a linear composition that made its songs less interesting than they otherwise could be.

Straddling the boundary between classic metal and modern compositional technique, Triptykon continued the sound that was debuted on Celtic Frost’s Monotheist. Our review found that there were a few intriguing elements present, although subjugated to simplistic verse-chorus repetition. Because of this, the morbid atmosphere that was omnipresent in Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost was lost.

Founder of the band Tom Gabriel Fischer is known for his often unorthodox incorporation of external influences in his music, which have produced some of the best extreme metal albums in the early days of Celtic Frost. If he is able to create an album that successfully merges the underground spirit with focused influences from other spheres, it will assuredly be superior to almost all contemporary releases. However, if concessions are made to modern stylings, it could result in a diluted product, as plagued the releases since Celtic Frost‘s reformation. We strongly hope for the former over the latter.

3 thoughts on “Triptykon announce new yet-unnamed album”

  1. fenrir says:

    H.R Giger’s work… nice

  2. bitterman says:

    Doom/Death? Maybe that’s what they were aiming for, but the first Tryptikon album (and the “heavy” Monotheist songs for that matter) sounded more like a morbid, artsy fartsy version of nu-metal: Into the Pandemonium given the Sepultura Roots (or Korn) surface treatment while Marilyn Manson oversees/informs the song writing. Simplistic verse-chorus isn’t the issue, it’s that the verses are a “hurt/depression” and the choruses a “frustration” affair, like the second My Dying Bride album by way of Slipknot. Disappointing, but the Celtic Frost documentary suggests Tom Warrior is more into capitalizing on his name than worrying about quality at this point.

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