Melana Chasmata

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2014 Ratings: #24 / 995
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
Liked by 1 person
April 15, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Century Media / Label
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A crushing doom metal record that relies as much on earth-shattering guitar tunings as on a shrewd interplay between the ugly and the beautiful.
In short, the album is an impressive continuation of Tom G. Warrior's often-mighty lineage, addressing each and every one of his strengths while offering something new for those unaware of the history embedded in every note.

The moving Chasmata is a mark of longevity, then, but lacks the bombastic “We're back” quality that Triptykon's debut had—fitting, since first impressions are usually the most lasting.


Melana Chasmata is vehement in its musical bravado while unafraid to show its introspective and fragile side—especially lyrically.

This record just tear me apart! Melana Chasmatta is a crushing Doom Metal record with strong Gothic and Thrash vibes throughout within its sound just constantly smashing you and the depressive lyrics pummeling throughout. It is a record designed to break you down and it does it almost too well. With Thomas G. Fischer from Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, giving an impressive vocal performance over the age of 50 is a testament to him as a vocalist. Definitely a highlight from the 2010's metal scene ... read more
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Added on: April 11, 2014