Label: Century Media Release Date: 4/14/14
There is no hiding from the fact that Triptykon is 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 debut 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 fueled 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?