Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death


8.2 | 96 votes |
Release date: 1 March 2013
Style: Death metal, Black metal

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01. Vagina Dentata
02. Wanderer In The Outer Darkness
03. Spectres
04. לילה
05. Suspiria de Profundis
06. Through The Velvet Black
07. Rånda
08. When The Sky Is Black With Devils
09. Spell
10. Ultra Silvam
11. Apparitions

Line-up
Adam Zaars - guitars
Jonathan Hultén - guitars
Jakob Ljungberg - drums
Johannes Andersson - bass, vocals

Anyone familiar with Tribulation's excellent The Horror record may as well delete their brain-cache as the new album is almost nothing like it. Whilst The Horror was a crusty, energy driven death metal number with a few black metal bells and whistles, The Formulas of Death has mutated into a highly dynamic and diverse mix of black and death metal that's quite progressive in nature, made even more eclectic by lengthy psychedelic soloing and clean passages and some surprising melodic harmonies. In fact the entire affair is so clever and intoxicating that the 75 minute duration will positively fly by and still leave you craving more. If you have any interest in black or death metal, or any kind of quality music, then you need this in your life as it's simply a brilliant piece of metal engineering. AOTY material.



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27.11.2013 - 23:09
Rating: 10
DyingWorld
This is better than "The Horror", which was good but THIS is a masterpiece for death, black or prog metal. Whatever you wanna call it, labels really don't matter. It's good to see a band that doesn't care to conform to a single sub genre. I saw them with In Solitude and Watain earlier in the month and I can say with full confidence that these guys KILL live. Along with the aforementioned In Solitude, these guys are the best new band going. I hope to see them again in the future.
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29.11.2013 - 05:21
Darkside Momo
Retired
Great stuff indeed. (and prog death with black spicing i'd say)
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04.02.2014 - 22:57
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
This needs to be relabeled as progressive black metal or extreme progressive metal, the genre's as simple as that. There's hardly any death metal here.
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18.03.2014 - 23:13
Rating: 8
Schnabeltier 24
I agree with the label extreme progressive metal, there is some black, but not that much.
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29.03.2014 - 21:12
Rating: 8
moonflash
LOL @Thrashened black. Great album btw, love that tremolo picking in track 2.
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02.05.2014 - 17:12
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
As i listen to this album it tends to sound like the death metal version of Antichrist's "Forbidden World"... it surely has some interesting moments, it's just the production is not so good and so i have to listen to the album really carefully each time...
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05.07.2014 - 01:52
Rating: 9
mz
I've only recently have understood the importance and briliance of this and new Morbus Chron. Hopefully, these two will start a new trend in modern extreme metal.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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03.08.2014 - 22:22
Lit.
Account deleted
Not doing anything for me. Gave up before the last three songs because I really didn't want to go through any more of it.
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04.08.2014 - 19:22
Rating: 9
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Well final opinion: this is awesome! it would easily be a masterpiece if it didnt have so much "dead time" (interludes etc)... spectres and wanderer in the darkness are awesome songs! so do almost all the others (exept the boring suspiria de profundis)
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19.01.2015 - 21:15
!J.O.O.E.!
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Over the moon these guys were announced for Temples. They've gone all out for amazing death metal this year. Hopefully they'll play a lot off this record. Easily in the top 3 deathy albums of the last few years.
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20.01.2015 - 03:14
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Guest on 19.01.2015 at 21:15

Easily in the top 3 deathy albums of the last few years.


Yeah. The Destroyers of All, this and Emptiness are the best DM records released in the past few years IMO.
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20.01.2015 - 03:17
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by mz on 20.01.2015 at 03:14


Yeah. The Destroyers of All, this and Emptiness are the best DM records released in the past few years IMO.

The genre has been good to us =]
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25.04.2015 - 00:20
Rating: 9
Alex F
yeah man
Well fuck this has grown on me like hell. I've been revisiting stuff from a few years ago and I'm very pleased to have gone back to Tribulation. Moving on to their 2015 release now and I'm adequately pumped.
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25.04.2015 - 00:23
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Alex F on 25.04.2015 at 00:20

Well fuck this has grown on me like hell. I've been revisiting stuff from a few years ago and I'm very pleased to have gone back to Tribulation. Moving on to their 2015 release now and I'm adequately pumped.


Oh finally
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25.04.2015 - 00:32
Rating: 9
Alex F
yeah man
Written by mz on 25.04.2015 at 00:23

Oh finally

This is one of those moments in which I look back at younger Alex and feel nothing but shame. I just got through Melancholia on TGotN and I could not be more impressed. This is like Christmas for death metal right now.
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25.04.2015 - 00:37
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Alex F on 25.04.2015 at 00:32

Written by mz on 25.04.2015 at 00:23

Oh finally

This is one of those moments in which I look back at younger Alex and feel nothing but shame. I just got through Melancholia on TGotN and I could not be more impressed. This is like Christmas for death metal right now.


Next: do the same also for execration.
I also had a similar situation with this record tbh. Initially was not much impressed. Only after Morbus Chron I looked back at this and was blown away.
Still not heard the new record
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25.04.2015 - 00:40
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
I great album indeed but i still dont love it enough to pump it to a 9. Would definitely give it a 8,5 if .5 existed though.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.04.2015 - 02:37
Joe Zombie
Took me a very long time to warm up to this album. Great riffs, production, and songwriting, but it would have benefited from being shorter. I do have to give props to this band for their experimentation.
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13.01.2016 - 11:00
Rating: 9
Paz
News Man
Does every jewel case have a carton wrapper or just limited edition? I'm pissed, since I got it second hand but now, I see, it is available as brand-new slipcase with microscopically higher price. Life is not fair :'(
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16.12.2016 - 20:15
Rating: 9
VIG
Finally listening to this for the first time. Even better than I thought it would be
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