Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe
Eparistera Daimones (Prowling Death), Triptykon's only album so far, came out in March, and at the end of October they'll release an EP called Shatter that includes two live covers of Celtic Frost songs. Aesthetically they pick up right where the revivified Celtic Frost left off in 2008—their sound is simultaneously cavernous and claustrophobic, like a huge lightless crypt, and while they sometimes break into a vicious, relentless gallop that recalls the black- and thrash-metal elements of Hellhammer and early CF, much of Eparistera Daimones is far slower, moving with a deliberate, evil majesty.
The faster stuff may get more fans riled up, but the down-tempo songs make better showcases for Fischer's distinctive guitar tone: dark, congested, and thick as wet cement, it's the perfect complement to his furiously melodramatic lyrics and scenery-chewing vocals. Nobody can sing "I shall feast on your decay" quite like he does.
Concerning the faster stuff, though, one friendly word of warning: If you hear the opening riff of this song, find something that's bolted to the ground and hang onto it. Folks are about to get rambunctious.