Melana Chasmata

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2014 Ratings: #22 / 955
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
2014 Ratings: #189
April 15, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Century Media / Label
Doom Metal, Metal / Genres
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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.

A blistering doom metal/thrash metal/gothic metal album. The perfect blend of these genres and its eerie vibes and amazing album artwork certainly add to the album. I love Triptykon almost as much as Celtic Frost, if not equally. The production is good, the lyricism and vocals are good, the ideas and overall structure and composition is executed well. I think the opening song, Tree of Suffocating Souls, might be my favourite track of theirs, so you can tell it opens with a bang. Blisteringly ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tree of Suffocating Souls
  2. Boleskine House 
  3. Altar of Deceit
  4. Breathing
  5. Aurorae
  6. Demon Pact
  7. In the Sleep of Death
  8. Black Snow
  9. Waiting
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Added on: April 11, 2014