Where The Gloom Becomes Sound

Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
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Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #18 / 588
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Based on 171 ratings
2021 Ratings: #512
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Metal Hammer

With Where The Gloom Becomes Sound, Tribulation have delivered an album of top-tier rock songs, litanies sealed with a baroque gothic tongue.

Northern Transmissions

Overall the album continues Tribulation’s strong sense of grandeur with extremely strong compositions throughout.


For something so gruesome, Where The Gloom Becomes Sound is surprisingly accessible. Lower the lights, pour yourself a glass of red, and enjoy the gloom – there’s no better way to dream yourself out of the madness of modern lockdown living.

Metal Injection

Where Gloom Becomes Sound is one of Tribulation's best albums and a classic in the making for goths worldwide.


Where the Gloom Becomes Sound is Tribulation at its best, a testimony of everything that the band is capable at this point, but also an album weaved and dominated by Hulten’s vision.


Their latest release, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, is unquestionably the record this band needs to cement their status as frontrunners in 21st-century heavy metal.


By the time you’re spun out by sprawling closer The Wilderness, it feels like you’ve chased dusk across continents, soaking in 1,000 terrifying and tragic, fetid and fresh sights and smells along the way.

EDIT: have listened more, it's kinda more boring than it felt on first listen but still pretty good

yeah this is pretty damn good. it's inconsistent, but when it hits it hits.

fave tracks: leviathans; dirge of a dying soul; elementals; inanna; funeral pyre; the wilderness

least fave track: hour of the wolf
If you get turned on by Corpses voice, wait until you hear this
Thats a pretty likeable dose of sweet metal, but kinda boring.
The new Tribulation album carries on the band's trademark black and roll assault and it's dare I say...catchy? Despite some aggressive riffing and thrashy bits, the band certainly knows how to make it's frigid sonic structures tuneful. The combination of raspy vocal fry with gothic, death rock overlays still has not worn out it's welcome. While I would not say that this album is better than Down Below or The Children of the Night, I have to say Tribulation's unique Castlevaniacore sound is ... read more
Again not a metal guy and never heard of tribulation but the music is super cool.

These guys have a serious vibe. Mega epic baroque/gothic vocals hold it back a little for me.
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Added on: November 11, 2020