Sunday, July 12, 2009
Timeghoul - Tumultuous Travelings (1992)
Genre: Death Metal
1. Rain Wound
2. The Siege
4. Infinity Coda
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Metal Archives Rating: 95% (1 review)
These guys are the definition of "elegance", if that's even possible in old school Death Metal. What you find here is nothing like those myriad other bands spewing from every crevasse in the early 90s. I definitely detect a very unique and refined sound with a pinch of enigma. A very mystical sound exudes from this band, and you can't help but feel minuscule compared to this music, staring up in awe at the behemoth that is Timeghoul.
Atmosphere is a big deal, and Timeghoul certainly knows how to invoke it, as evidenced by the first track. It builds up from a sense of mystique, what with the saddening riffs and other soundscapes eventually collapsing into dominating chaos, exerting its power over the listener. Brilliantly crafted and an intoxicating listen. Highly recommended.