Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Triarchy of the Lost Lovers
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Well thought out melodic/doom metal
Jahangir Hasan | Santa Clara, CA | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard rotting christ nearly 2-3 years ago on "thy mighty contract" ... and it literally blew me away. I've heard of this record and always wanted to get my hands on it which I recently did. Well most of my review will follow in comparison to "thy mighty ... ". All in all this very much lives up to my expectations from this band ... some fans of "thy mighty .. " might criticize the loss of speed here ... but those people I feel have altogether missed the point to rotting christ .... PASSION is the word ... there are other melodic bands around too .. but I have heard only a few that put this indescribable feeling to their atmosphere ... its just as intense as it was with "thy mighty .. " beautiful soulful music that makes you feel contemplatingly sad/angry in a very passionate way. The songs are "relatively" slow but all the beauty is there ... there is much more solo and lead guitar work ... most, in fact nearly all of the riffs and compositions use higher scaled guitar work in parallel with the main guitar e-chord riffs .... the parallelism adds a lot of brains to the possibilities and give a feeling of well-thought-outness to the whole music. My score is defintely 10 out of 10 ... if you're into melodic metal this one is not to be missed ..... just to give a more definite picture ... my favorites include katatonia/opeth/mydyingbride etc. so anybody with these kind of tastes certainly needs to hear this one too."
Arguably their best...
torquemada | beirut, lebanon | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this album imo is tied with "a dead poem" for best rotting christ album. triarchy is a lot more catchy though, and you're instantly hooked by the hallucinating riffing and crushed by the cold atmosphere of the album. the music flirts with elements of doom and black metal to create an impeccable fusion of perfectly tuned darkness. i think that only 2 or 3 songs are average while the rest is monumental in its entirety, especially the mighty "Archon" with its traumatizing rythm section and bass. tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8 are just as efficient. what the hell, just buy this and you'll surely die smarter."