ALBUM REVIEW! TRIPTYKON'S "MELANA CHASMATE" via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS by DARRIN JOHNS FRONTMAN FOR STRATEGA.



Triptykon's Second full length Album release "Melana Chasmata' through Century Media Records is a must have for fans of Dimmu Borgir, Celtic Frost, and Dark Fortress, and Is a great follow up to their 2010 EP "Shatter."


Keeping the same guide lines of Shatter, Melana Chasmata features a really dark, down beat, and rather demonic sound. Which gives them the sub genre of Black or Gothic Metal, but although they keep the core structures of the label this album features sudden guitar changes from Tom Gabriel and V Santura that will keep you guessing from track to track. The sudden changes in tone and style, giving anything from a crunchy rock riff to an 80's vibe of a solo,  smoothly transitioning back into the core gothic tone of the band will leave you on the edge of your seat, or standing in aw trying to fathom how the transition was musically possible in the first place!



The vocal range of Gabriel is fully expressed   
in this album, ranging anywhere from an on slot of heartfelt screams to a baritone of a singing voice complements the bands sound in its entirety. Perfect placement of female backing vocalist and bass player Vanja Slajh, such as in the track Boleskine House "this is the ground you walk apon" will send shivers down your spine, and raise the hair on your arm as they come together in a perfect harmony, also adding to the sporadic feel of the album.

Ill give Melana Chasmata a solid two thumbs up, and suggest anyone looking to dive into a great new black metal album this April to pick it up. You will not be disappointed!











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