Down Below

Tribulation - Down Below
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #98 / 833
User Score
Based on 95 ratings
2018 Ratings: #405
Liked by 1 person
January 26, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Century Media / Label
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Metal Injection

It’s truly amazing to see how far this band has come over the years, sonically, visually, and musically. If Children Of The Night was the awakening for Tribulation, Down Below is the album that will see the band take over the world, one victim at a time.

Metal Sucks

Down Below ... is the metal album to beat in 2018.

A.V. Club
The title and lyrics suggest an inferno worthy of Dante, but music this simultaneously hooky and heavy could only have been concocted north of hell.

Save somewhat of a flat end, Down Below is a great metal album that blends multiple genres into a perfectly idiosyncratic sound that should bring Tribulation much success and attention. Overall, the album could stand to take a few more risks, but for now that is something we can look forward in Tribulation's future.


Down Below is incredibly athletic and fun, with every guitar solo, lyrical twist and musical turnaround delivered in boldface italics.


It remains to be seen whether Down Below will have significant replay value but everything sounds so meticulously crafted that each listen results in a different highlight. Everything that Tribulation seem to have lost in aggression, they have gained in haunting atmosphere and hooks.

Consequence of Sound
Tribulation has found a fine balance, setting the primordial muck of their blackened roots up into a much soupier pool of influences and musical ideas.
The Needle Drop

Tribulation comes through with a pretty solid gothic metal album that you'll want to light your candelabra to.

I don't generally listen to this style of music, and this album isn't necessarily too unique compared to other artists within the genre. Pretty middle of the road fair, with some decent melodic metal throughout.

Favorite track: The Lament
Traditionalists no more, the Swedish band spend their fourth album exploring the divide between metal’s underground and mainstream.

Three years ago, Tribulation needed listeners to know it could still sound hard. In the space of just three albums, the corpsepaint-cloaked Swedes had moved from a debut of dead-ahead death metal to an imaginative flirtation with the genre’s more progressive fringes, and, finally, to 2015’s The Children of the Night, a proudly theatrical record ... read more
Down Below is a mystical and haunting Metal album that's a hell lot entertaining.
Well it's a pretty dark and gloomy affair, but it does get kind of boring and the songs kind of mix together. I feel like I'm just missing something, I don't know. But it does have some nice riffs on it and a cool vibe.
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Track List

  1. The Lament
  2. Nightbound
  3. Lady Death
  4. Subterranea
  5. Purgatorio
  6. Cries from the Underworld
  7. Lacrimosa
  8. The World
  9. Here Be Dragons
  10. Come, Become, to Be
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Added on: November 17, 2017