Triptykon - Melana Chasmata anticipation & discussion thread.

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So new album Melana Chasmata is out in a few weeks and promos are around. One of the most anticipated albums of the year, what do ilxors who have heard it think? So far I think it's even better than Eparistera Daimones

The first album won Terrorizer's AOY a few years back and of course Tom G Warrior was in Celtic Frost & Hellhammer. He's 50 now and still making awesome records.

Scooby Doom (۩), Saturday, 5 April 2014 16:59 (five years ago) link

I still don't have the first one, for some reason (pretty ridiculous since I've been a Celtic Frost fan 25+ years). So I'm looking forward to both of their albums.

Des Esseintes in Walmart (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 5 April 2014 19:02 (five years ago) link

and the Shatter ep in between!

Scooby Doom (۩), Saturday, 5 April 2014 19:12 (five years ago) link

I haven't heard a better metal album in 2014 yet (I'm well into the June releases now). If I do, that'll be great, but I don't see it happening.

A. Begrand, Saturday, 5 April 2014 19:55 (five years ago) link

omg i'm so psyched

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 April 2014 21:56 (five years ago) link

this is much slower and doomier than either eparistera or monotheist! not sure how i feel about that development entirely but this thing slams regardless

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 April 2014 21:52 (five years ago) link

Loving this so much.

gman59, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:49 (five years ago) link

Slow and doomy is good news! Boleskine House is way more my tempo than Breathing.

jmm, Monday, 7 April 2014 14:59 (five years ago) link

Don't think it's any slower than the first one or indeed Monotheist. He's been mining that sound since.

Scooby Doom (۩), Monday, 7 April 2014 18:40 (five years ago) link

Heh, not much anticipation or discussion. I think I misjudged the use of the thread title

Scooby Doom (۩), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 14:38 (five years ago) link

I'm highly anticipating this one! But I haven't heard any of it yet, so I didn't have much to add to the thread yet.

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 17:30 (five years ago) link

Out today. I need to go find a copy.

jmm, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:58 (five years ago) link

My 3x10" vinyl box arrived Friday.

Scooby Doom (۩), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:56 (five years ago) link

Just picked up my copy, anxious to give it a spin tonight.

djenter the dragon? (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:07 (five years ago) link

Aurorae and Waiting are my early favourites. On the whole I'm less fond of the thrashier tracks than of the doom-goth-dream-doom ones, but I'm warming up to them too. Kinda wish Vollenweider featured on more songs.

jmm, Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19 (five years ago) link

The song where he drunk-dials Emily Brontë is great too.

jmm, Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:21 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

love this. actually didn't like CF's Monotheist at all but I think this scratches a diff itch of mine.

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 May 2014 03:39 (five years ago) link

Saw this today: Tom is apparently not a big fan of the record.

I still think Aurorae is the best thing on here. That song is perfect.

jmm, Monday, 5 May 2014 04:33 (five years ago) link

That's an interesting read. Kinda weird that he would admit those kind of misgivings that close to the release date for an album that seemed to be getting pretty much widespread acclaim.

djenter the dragon? (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 5 May 2014 17:20 (five years ago) link

Definitely an unusual thing to read from an artist with a new record, but a lot of respect to him for writing it -- and more still for doing it on a message board, and not making some kind of official post on the band site, so as to work it as just another kind of publicity (ha, which seems to have been the effect here anyway).

Dominique, Monday, 5 May 2014 17:31 (five years ago) link

i think 'i had to just get rid of the thing' / 'they wouldn't take any more delays' are underappreciated causes for the release of many, many artistic creations, it's nice to see it voiced

j., Monday, 5 May 2014 18:01 (five years ago) link

several listens in and I think Tom G. is just being overtly critical of his own work. Goddamn is this moody as fuck

getting strange ass all around the globe (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 May 2014 22:05 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

This is really good, but maybe a little long. My listening-to-doom skills are somewhat atrophied these days though.

oblique blasphemies (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 1 August 2014 04:57 (five years ago) link

Fits very well next to the latest Swans album.

3kDk (dog latin), Friday, 1 August 2014 13:10 (five years ago) link

I'm okay with how long it is. I think it's paced very well. I'm slightly conscious of the length during "Altar of Deceit", but that's also my least favourite song. I saw one reviewer say that "Waiting" should not have been put after the very long "Black Snow". I think it works. It's a lot like the tension-resolving melodic release at the end of Drum's Not Dead.

jmm, Friday, 1 August 2014 13:42 (five years ago) link

Good choice of single.

jmm, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 20:35 (five years ago) link

it is great great great, and, given fifteen years or so, i'm sure mr. fischer will agree

Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding (contenderizer), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 23:00 (five years ago) link

hope i agree in fifteen years

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 August 2014 00:00 (five years ago) link

this album is SO fucking good. seriously A+ imo

Now I Am Become Dracula (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 7 August 2014 00:23 (five years ago) link

Immense album. Love it. It's a bit long to take in at once, but I usually try to think of any CD-era release over an hour in length as a double album in disguise. That way it's easier to swallow.

o. nate, Thursday, 7 August 2014 18:44 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

Calling the last and longest track on Eparistera Daimones "The Prolonging" is a pretty good gag.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 20 October 2017 10:59 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

eparistera daimones is a pretty perfect metal album

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 15:00 (one week ago) link

so is melana chasmata, which i didn't get the first time around bc it's so much slower and groovier. i was very wrong!!!!

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 15:32 (one week ago) link

both are great but MC is truly brilliant asgood as monotheist which has become my fave CF album. And considering theyve been one of my fave bands since the early 90s, its incredible that a comeback album has usurped those 3 classic 80s albums.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:37 (one week ago) link

if only Metallica could do that

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:38 (one week ago) link

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