WordPress has conspired to prevent me from posting this until now, but another review of mine was published at Summoning Spirits a few weeks ago, for an album that is sure to feature heavily on end of year “best of” lists.
“There is no hiding from the fact that Triptykon are the dark phoenix that has arisen from the ashes of Celtic Frost. Tom Gabriel Warrior has been open about the fact that much of the material for début Eparistera Daimones was originally intended to be part of the follow-up to Celtic Frost’s Monotheist, one of the best metal albums of the past ten years. The nature of the dissolution of Celtic Frost fuelled the anger that propelled Eparistera Daminones forward, and it was impossible not to read many of the lyrics as being related to that situation. Now, four years after that furious album, comes follow-up Melana Chasmata. The ghost of Monotheist is still present in Triptykon’s sound, and some of the anger has dimmed. Has the band’s potency?”
Read the full review at Summoning Spirits.