Earlier this year I was totally blown away by Triptykon’s Eparistera Daimones. Its sheer darkness and misanthropic violence really resonated deep within my very being. Tom G Fischer and his band are currently on tour in support of their latest album and to keep the momentum going they decided to release an EP, entitled Shatter.
The EP consists mainly of songs that didn’t make the final cut of Eparistera Daimones and two live tracks. The first three songs are just as dark and punishing as their counterparts on Triptykon’s debut album and they’re of the same quality. The title track is quite doomy and atmospheric in character and features beautiful female vocals by Vanja Slajh. I Am The Twilight is a killer track and should have been included on Eparistera Daimones. Crucifix is an ambient piece, somewhat similar to Myopic Empire.
The two live songs, entitled Circle Of The Tyrants and Dethroned Emperor, are from Fisher’s former band Celtic Frost. They serve as a grim reminder that Triptykon is the sole heir of the Celtic Frost heritage.
Shatter by Triptykon is predominantly interesting for their fan base, because it doesn’t contain any new information for the casual listener. Despite this, it’s still an interesting release.
written by Raymond Westland