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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Timeghoul - Tumultuous Travelings (1992)

Genre: Death Metal
Country: USA
Year: 1992

1. Rain Wound
2. The Siege
3. Gutspawn
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.

1 comment:

  1. Timeghoul CD/LP Compilation (07/18/2011)


    For the first time ever on CD and Vinyl, Dark Descent Records and The Crypt have joined forces once again to proudly present the complete discography from the legendary Science Fiction / Fantasy Death Metal legends TIMEGHOUL (USA).

    Born in the Midwest United States in 1987, Doom’s Lyre remained relatively quiet, recording no material before changing their name. In 1991, Doom’s Lyre, now renamed Timeghoul, set out by releasing two demos; 1992’s Tumultuous Travelings and 1994’s Panaramic Twilight.
    Largely ignored and mostly forgotten, these recordings did not receive the recognition they deserved until years later. Timeghoul’s eclectic and complex style of US death metal started to gain momentum within the underground as overlooked and classic material.
    Prepare for one of the most unique and complex death metal offerings the early 90's had to offer.

    CD version by Dark Descent Records and Vinyl version by The Crypt.

    More news to come...