TriptykonMelana Chasmata

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★★★★ This, finally, may be the perfect doom metal album. The production is a masterwork of fine balancing acts, giving us a sound that is as convincingly menacing as it is lush and layered. The guitars and bass dutifully cut without mercy. Even the vocals, the genre’s typical Achilles’ heel, give just enough bite without tipping into amateurishness (as they so often do). That it comes from Tom G Warrior makes no sense at all… and makes all the sense in the world. Put another way, as soon as I got through my First Listen, I played it again.