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Thy Catafalque - Vadak



8.3 | 242 votes |
Release date: 25 June 2021
Style: Avantgarde black metal

Owners:

56 have it
18 want it


01. Szarvas
02. Köszöntsd A Hajnalt
03. Gömböc
04. Az Energiamegmaradás Törvénye
05. Móló
06. A Kupolaváros Titka
07. Kiscsikó (Irénke Dala)
08. Piros-Sárga
09. Vadak (Az Átváltozás Rítusai)
10. Zúzmara

Top 20 albums of 2021: 1

Additional info
Mixed by Tamás Kátai in Budapest, Hungary, January, 2021.
Mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering, Texas, USA, February 2021.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.5
Naiv set a tough standard for the next Thy Catafalque album to live up to, but coming less than 18 months later, Vadak makes a mockery of that challenge.

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published 30.06.2021 | Comments (6)

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22.07.2021 - 02:39
mikeprado30

Written by Mehrad on 26.06.2021 at 13:23

now this deserves to be at the top of the top 20, not that Helloween bullshit of an album.ç

Enough for myself of the lack of respect for a group of talented musicians in this page... Can't understand WHY THE GODDAMN HELL PEOPLE HAS AGAINST POWER METAL!

Last time I'll be visiting this page, until RESPECT WOULD BE A THING AMONGST THE PEOPLE.

PD: "Metal"SHITstorm is CANCER!
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22.07.2021 - 04:14
Rating: 7
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by mikeprado30 on 22.07.2021 at 02:39

Enough for myself of the lack of respect for a group of talented musicians in this page... Can't understand WHY THE GODDAMN HELL PEOPLE HAS AGAINST POWER METAL!

Last time I'll be visiting this page, until RESPECT WOULD BE A THING AMONGST THE PEOPLE.

PD: "Metal"SHITstorm is CANCER!

Everyone is allowed to voice their opinion about music. It's literally the entire point of featuring a comment section dedicated to discussion.

If you think the site is a cancer, I'll do you the favor of giving you a time out. You can use it to think about the irony of your words with regards to respecting others here.
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22.07.2021 - 12:44
The Melting Snow

Nice album, this. not really my cuppa tea because it failed to resonate on an emotional level, maybe because of the language barrier... but i can appreciate the creativity and musicianship here.

If i ever get into the genre more, i'll certainly check it out again.
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17.08.2021 - 15:51
Rating: 8
Metren
Chameleon
This was my first Thy Catafalque album and my experience so far has been a strange and strangely pleasantly surprising one. Upon first listen, "Vadak" fell firmly into the "meh" category, but already on the second listen, I admired many aspects of it. Also, some elements, the production in particular, are so good that I am actually jealous. It's a solid bet that a few more listens will put this album in my top 20 of the year.
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27.08.2021 - 23:01
Rating: 8
tintinb

I liked Naiv better. This one had a trite too much instrumental showing off. However the songwriting is still really strong. The melodies are palpable and memorable. The changes in the mood are fast yet justifiable. The closing song is true lullaby. Definitely deserves the top position it is holding right now.
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06.09.2021 - 07:13
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Wow, this just got slammed with a bunch of 1-stars in the last few days and dropped about half dozen places.
Well, it is the time of the year for rating abuse to begin, so it comes as no surprise
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06.09.2021 - 09:00
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
I've noticed all the 1 star ratings recently too, it's ridiculous!
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06.09.2021 - 21:57
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.09.2021 at 09:00

I've noticed all the 1 star ratings recently too, it's ridiculous!


yep. I make it a point each year around this time to keep a general eye on the albums that are near the top that then drop dramatically.
You check the ratings on the album, then you find the people that give a high-ranked album 1, 2, or 3.
You check each of those people and you'll see, Every. Single. Time. That they have 1 or 2 albums "in competition" for the top spot, so they give 10(s) to their favorite album(s) and then 1-star albums that are the compeition.

It's...silly...to say the least. But it happens to pretty much every one of the albums in the top 20

last year, it was (mostly) Paradise Lost fans that were trying to torpedo the other albums.
This year, it seems that (mostly) Colors II fans are making the attempt thus far.
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12.09.2021 - 15:49
Rating: 9
Mehrad

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 06.09.2021 at 09:00

I've noticed all the 1 star ratings recently too, it's ridiculous!

Giving any album a 1 is ridiculous, except for certain ones; Like LuLu.
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12.09.2021 - 16:15
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Mehrad on 12.09.2021 at 15:49

Giving any album a 1 is ridiculous, except for certain ones; Like LuLu.

Your absolutely right, If any album deserves a 1 it's definitely LuLu, certainly not this.
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17.09.2021 - 16:05
Rating: 9
metalbrat

Starting from Meta, i've been trying to listen and trying very hard to like this guy but I failed till Vadak released. And I am very happy that he is not trying to follow any single genre or style in every other album he comes out with and maybe that's the reason I am hooked up with Vadak. I am really in love with Vadak's versatility and new musical dimensions it has tried to explore. Classic.
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18.09.2021 - 08:08
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 12.09.2021 at 16:15

Written by Mehrad on 12.09.2021 at 15:49

Giving any album a 1 is ridiculous, except for certain ones; Like LuLu.

Your absolutely right, If any album deserves a 1 it's definitely LuLu, certainly not this.


I even gave Lulu a 2-star, simply because they made an effort to be unique. I haven't rated any album a 1-star, simply because every song would have to be pure shit, devoid of any attempt at artistic merit

Now, back to the masterpiece that is Vadak.
I loved Naiv, but Vadak tops it comfortably, and is in the running for my overall 2021 AotY
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18.09.2021 - 08:44
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by sgtrobo on 18.09.2021 at 08:08


Now, back to the masterpiece that is Vadak.
I loved Naiv, but Vadak tops it comfortably, and is in the running for my overall 2021 AotY

So far this is a worthy contender for AOTY, it's unique and shows great musicianship. The Avent-Garde style was always difficult for me to get into, but I am starting to appreciate it a bit more now, I am beginning to warm to Thy Catafalque, and Arcturus.
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