The day had finally arrived. Without a doubt, Eparistera Daimones will be the number one album of the year for myself, as well as for many other writers and reviewers; therefore, the Los Angeles date of the Weltenbrand Tour, featuring Triptykon as co-headliners, was my number one concert going priority of the autumn concert season. Needless to say, I had made arrangements to attend the concert in a formal capacity, and you can read my review here.
Triptykon’s set was everything that I had hoped it would be; an amazing experience.
Special thanks to Cosmo Lee, Josh Eldridge, Brian Rocha, Chad Bowar, and Pete Robertson.
Century Media Records
The El Rey Theater (one of my favorite venues)
The t-shirt haul...
I must admit that I’ll be skipping this Sunday’s Suffocation concert due to outside commitments. Therefore, next up will be…
(Century Media Records/ Prowling Death Records)
Immediately following last week’s concert, I finally had a chance to sit down and listen to Shatter, the newly released EP from Triptykon. Consisting of five songs, including three original songs taken from the recording sessions of Eparistera Daimones, Shatter is an excellent addendum to the album.
Two songs are arrangements in the vein of the more up tempo tracks of the album, with the title track being enhanced with the clean, beautiful, female vocals from the same vocalist that appeared on the brilliant, haunting, “My Pain.” “I Am the Twilight” follows with a chaotic, mechanistic approach that has a crushing amount of weight. Think “Goetia” twisted into a slightly different form, and that description would be apt. The third original is an ambient track, “Crucifixus,” that is also used as the intro to Triptykon’s live show. Worth considerably more than one would expect, “Crucifixus” has some haunting harmonics that suit the EP’s mood perfectly.
Rounding out the EP are two live tracks recorded at Triptykon’s headlining stint at the Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands on April 16th, 2010. “Circle of the Tyrants” and an absolutely crushing version of “Dethroned Emperor” with none other than Nocturno Culto on vocals simply leaves you thirsting for more.
An EP’s songs are not meant to be classics, probably not in the way that certain songs on Eparistera Daimones have already become. However, Shatter is more than worth your time and money.
I await future releases from Triptykon with baited breath…
The Wretched End Ominous
Mr. Death Death Suits You
Nocturnal Blood Devastated Graves- The Morbid Celebration
Gravewürm Blood Of The Pentagram
Children Of Technology It's Time To Face The Doomsday
Hæresiarchs Of Dis Denuntiatus Cinis
Viking Skull Heavy Metal Thunder