Melana Chasmata is the second full-length album by Swiss extreme metal band Triptykon, released through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records on 14 April 2014 in Europe and on 15 April 2014 in North America. The album was officially announced on 22 October 2013 by the band's frontman, Thomas Gabriel Fischer (. Tom Warrior"), on his official blog.
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Triptykon's first album, Eparistera Daimones, was fueled by the anger withinguitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Thomas Gabriel Fischer over the tumultuous breakup of Celtic Frost, the pioneering metal group he was long associated with. Melana Chasmata is the follow up to Eparistera Daimones, and while it retains much of the strength of its predecessor, it doesn't quite feel like the triumph Triptykon's debut did.
Listen free to Triptykon – Melana Chasmata (Tree Of Suffocating Souls, Boleskine House and more). Melana Chasmata is the second full-length album by Swiss extreme metal band Triptykon, released through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records on 14 April 2014 in Europe and on 15 April 2014 in North America. The title is in Greek (Μελανά Χάσματα) and, according to Fischer, it can be roughly translated as "black, deep - or, in a more literal translation, "chasms as ink".
The band’s latest album ‘Melana Chasmata’ is much more somber and introspective, the result of some trying times for Warrior and the band. The album title loosely translated means 'black, deep depressions/valleys. However, there's no lack of intensity. That’s reflected in the opening track ‘Tree of Suffocating Souls,’ which has the suffocating moments you’d expect from its title along with anguished vocals from Warrior, but also mellower, doomy parts with more subdued singing. Triptykon’s lineup on this album is the same as their debut. It includes guitarist V. Santura, who Warrior worked with in Celtic Frost. Those two produced ‘Melana Chasmata. They turned up bassist Vanja Slajh nice and loud, giving the doomy songs a rumbling anchor. One thing that adds to the more overall melancholy vibe of the album is the increased use of female vocals.