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8.3 | 176 votes |
Release date: 16 September 2016
Style: Avantgarde black metal

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01. Uránia
02. Sirály
03. 10^(-20) Ångström
04. Ixión Düün
05. Ősszel Otthon
06. Malmok Járnak
07. Vonatút Az Éjszakában
08. Mezolit
09. Fehérvasárnap

The Best Avantgarde / Experimental Metal Album Of 2016

Guest review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.8
Thy Catafalque is a band that I discovered through Metal Storm and for this I shall be eternally grateful. In a musical landscape where terms such as "avant-garde," "originality" and "innovation" are widely used, often without any reasonable justification, Thy Catafalque manage to give these words true meaning. So, following 2015's very warmly received Sgùrr, Tamás Kátai's one-man-band decided to release a new full-length album only one year later. Is it possible to deliver the goods again in such a short time? Let's see.

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published 15.05.2017 | Comments (2)

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Comments: 18   [ 2 ignored ]   Visited by: 553 users
20.07.2016 - 20:35
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Oh yeah.
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09.09.2016 - 14:30
Dima
Pretty good!
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09.09.2016 - 18:41
Rating: 10
deswesher
Best of the year for sure.
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10.09.2016 - 22:03
Rating: 7
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Love it <3 .. Brilliant album!
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10.09.2016 - 22:07
Rating: 7
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Written by deswesher on 09.09.2016 at 18:41

Best of the year for sure.


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19.09.2016 - 21:20
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Quite underwhelming by Thy Catafalque's sky high standards. But very good nonetheless. Main problem is there isn't any single standout or memorable tracks like the last record where all the long tracks were insanely good and the short tracks were awesome unfathomable bursts of melodic black metal energy. Standout track is probably Ixion Dunn. That definitely matches the quality of last record.
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22.09.2016 - 06:52
Rating: 8
aldamirgwh
Written by Ugwemubwem Ossas on 19.09.2016 at 21:20

Quite underwhelming by Thy Catafalque's sky high standards. But very good nonetheless. Main problem is there isn't any single standout or memorable tracks like the last record where all the long tracks were insanely good and the short tracks were awesome unfathomable bursts of melodic black metal energy. Standout track is probably Ixion Dunn. That definitely matches the quality of last record.

I agree. It IS a good album, but it lacks something... I was disappointed especially by the LOOOONG track "Malmok Járnak", that at least 2 times felt like it was gonna explode insanely, but stepped back again, especially near the end when the female singer begins those haunting singing (which I didn't felt necessary...). I was kinda hoping something more "Molekuláris Gépezetek"-ISH... Still agreeing with you, I think "Oldódó Formák...." is a killer song, the best of Sgùrr.
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23.09.2016 - 17:58
Rating: 8
PatrickBateman
It is a very good album, but I feel like the gap of only a year since the previous album causes this to have less of an impression you might expect from a Thy Catafalque album
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27.09.2016 - 15:46
Rating: 9
Reaper_Redeamer
When I first listened to it I didn't like it that much and also I believed that 1 year that Tamas had was few for that kind of complex compositions. After a few spins it build to me and I consider this one of the best releases for this year. Every, I mean every, track is well written.
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06.10.2016 - 13:31
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I thought it was an amazing album personally, but the long track was indeed the weak point. Best track is Mezolit, hands down!
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08.10.2016 - 15:58
I just logged in to say that Mezolit is one of the best tracks recently. Really, just cannot stop listening.
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08.10.2016 - 16:32
Yugosaki
Written by BloodJuNkie on 10.09.2016 at 22:07

Written by deswesher on 09.09.2016 at 18:41

Best of the year for sure.


This also:





Thank you for this bro, awesome album, i never heard before for this guys :cool:
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08.10.2016 - 18:30
Rating: 7
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Written by Yugosaki on 08.10.2016 at 16:32

Written by BloodJuNkie on 10.09.2016 at 22:07

Written by deswesher on 09.09.2016 at 18:41

Best of the year for sure.


This also:





Thank you for this bro, awesome album, i never heard before for this guys :cool:


Yeah they aren't well-known, sadly they aren't on metalstorm!
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18.10.2016 - 18:40
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Well now, here's an album that practically blows every other record of 2016 out of the water. Well at least it does for me. Utterly fantastic from start to finish. Full of creativity, versatility and finesse without ever confusing or frustrating its listener. I could pick any song from here and hail it as a highlight, but I think the third track (I know, too lazy to write the song titles out) and that monstrously progressive 20-minute behemoth both take the cake. I doubt I'll hear another album with the same replay value or timeless quality as this in all honesty, but that's just my opinion.
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12.12.2016 - 21:28
!J.O.O.E.!
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So is the album generally comparable to the Ångström track? An album full of that would be great. If that's a one off though it's probably not worth my time.
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04.01.2017 - 21:25
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Written by PatrickBateman on 23.09.2016 at 17:58

It is a very good album, but I feel like the gap of only a year since the previous album causes this to have less of an impression you might expect from a Thy Catafalque album

This. It indeed took me a while to enjoy this though. It is pretty good - by Thy Catafalque standards that is but by normal standards this is like god-tier stuff. Has a lot of very melodic moments with great female vocals. But doesn't much the inhumane and manic aggression and heavyness of Sgurr for me.
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04.01.2017 - 21:30
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Written by Guest on 12.12.2016 at 21:28

So is the album generally comparable to the Ångström track? An album full of that would be great. If that's a one off though it's probably not worth my time.

Nope. That one is the best track really. The first four tracks are worth listening though and almost on par with Angstrom. Overall, a pretty inconsistent album this with too much slow and meandering parts and places where the soft and electronic parts don't work for Thy Catafalque - almost a first for them!
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04.01.2017 - 22:48
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Ugwemubwem Ossas on 04.01.2017 at 21:30

Nope. That one is the best track really. The first four tracks are worth listening though and almost on par with Angstrom. Overall, a pretty inconsistent album this with too much slow and meandering parts and places where the soft and electronic parts don't work for Thy Catafalque - almost a first for them!

That's a shame. Guess I'll just chuck that song on repeat every now and then.
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