Tribulation - Down Below



8.1 | 235 votes |
Release date: 26 January 2018
Style: Death metal, Black metal, Gothic metal

Owners:

109 have it
21 want it


01. The Lament
02. Nightbound
03. Lady Death
04. Subterranea
05. Purgatorio
06. Cries From The Underworld
07. Lacrimosa
08. The World
09. Here Be Dragons
10. Come, Become, To Be [Bonus]
11. One Hundred Years [The Cure cover] [Japanese bonus]
12. Pay The Man [The Offspring cover] [Japanese bonus]

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
8.5
For many, the Swedish four piece that is Tribulation reached the peak of their ambition in songwriting with 2013's The Formulas Of Death, a challenging, polymorphic mix of death metal, black metal, and dark, ethereal atmospheres. Children Of The Night followed in 2015, a curveball that saw the band really cranking up the gothic influences. While good, it felt a little unrefined, as if it was sort of the missing link between The Formulas and an excellent new album in the future. This year, Down Below is indeed that "excellent new album."

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published 28.02.2018 | Comments (9)

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17.11.2017 - 17:23
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Cool artwork.
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30.12.2017 - 12:49
Rating: 7
Paź
ex-News Man
Pre-ordered the transparent sun yellow LP. I hope it doesn't suck!
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17.01.2018 - 15:16
Rating: 7
Paź
ex-News Man
The mediabook edition looks mighty good

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17.01.2018 - 23:22
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Looks hella sexy.
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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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28.01.2018 - 19:49
Rating: 7
Paź
ex-News Man
"Mainstream crap", as people call it Me likey!
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30.01.2018 - 10:35
Rating: 6
666tipex666
No meat
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31.01.2018 - 15:09
Rating: 9
Daniell
_爱情_
An early AOTY contender.
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Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
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01.02.2018 - 03:21
Rating: 8
The Galactican
Enjoying this one more and more with each listen.

I kind of thought Children of the Night was trending in a Ghost direction, and I hear that even more with this record. Fine by me! Not sure with all the hubbub if Ghost will ever recover, so happy to have a band scratching that particular goth-pop-metal itch.
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01.02.2018 - 16:08
Rating: 8
masterofdisguise
Great album! I don't think it's better than Children of the Night, though.
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01.02.2018 - 19:38
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Tribulation have really stepped it up with this album. Looking forward to seeing them live with Arch Enemy.
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06.02.2018 - 11:23
Rating: 9
boo-boo
Cheesy, but in the best possible way. I love these guys.
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World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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06.02.2018 - 14:48
Rating: 8
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Definitely cheesy, but a very fine cheese
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This is the water, and this is the well
Drink full and descend
The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within
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06.02.2018 - 17:18
Rating: 8
nikarg
Old Nick
I suspected that they'd take a more gothic turn after hiring Oscar Leander. This is a very catchy version of Fields Of The Nephilim and I can see myself bumping the album up to 9 after a few more listens. For me The Formulas Of Death remains their absolute masterpiece though. One of the best bands that have emerged in this century.
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06.02.2018 - 18:04
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Two dear friends hated this album and I can't fucking get it. Lovely, catchy and fun album.
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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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09.02.2018 - 00:56
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Ah shit this is fucking amazing. Only album from 2018 I've listened to so far and I can already say I'm happy with this year's output lol
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09.02.2018 - 05:27
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by The Galactican on 01.02.2018 at 03:21

Enjoying this one more and more with each listen.

I kind of thought Children of the Night was trending in a Ghost direction, and I hear that even more with this record. Fine by me! Not sure with all the hubbub if Ghost will ever recover, so happy to have a band scratching that particular goth-pop-metal itch.


Agree with the Ghost vibes, I'm hearing that as well. It is also fine by me.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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09.02.2018 - 22:15
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
One of those bands with unbelievable consistency, hopefully, the carry on with the same momentum.
I still haven't deciphered every detail of this album but I what got my attention right away is how flawless they transition between riffs and melodies, a quality they maintained throughout all of the music they've released.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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10.02.2018 - 00:50
solar
I love it!
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13.02.2018 - 21:34
Rating: 7
musclassia
I went back and listened to their previous albums a few days ago before I gave this a whirl, I do like this one and Children Of The Night, but I rather miss the style they had on The Formulas Of Death. I'm not someone who always leans towards more extreme and complex, but I just find that album so much more gripping than either of the two that have followed it with their more simplified, gothic-leaning sound
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20.02.2018 - 02:01
Alakazam
Amatsu Mikaboshi
I'm unsure about how I feel about this for now, however one thing is for sure. When you look at each of there 4 albums at their direction, you can clearly see a diverging evolution that becomes completely obvious.
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03.03.2018 - 12:35
Rating: 9
Cassian
This album is crazy good!
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21.03.2018 - 20:12
Rating: 7
Reaper_Redeamer
My favorite of Tribulation.
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14.04.2018 - 03:30
Rating: 6
DeathMetal
There were some good songs, but overall it was boring for me.
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08.05.2018 - 03:57
Rating: 9
Tony Teh Towel
The 1st 2 tracks knock it out of the park imo, the rest is all good too but those 1st 2 songs WOW me
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