Terra Tenebrosa present a rather interesting release with ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Purging The Tunnels’. The new release comprises of two tracks, one at roughly 18 minutes in length, and the other lasting just shy of 7. Following on from similar concepts from the bands’ previous releases, ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Purging The Tunnels’ offers us a new view of Terra Tenebrosa’s concept character The Cuckoo, offering new chapter’s behind the character. The new release from Terra Tenebrosa is certainly a dark and gloomy release, through it comes across as one that can be enjoyed easily by those who know and enjoy the bands’ music, as well as those just introducing themselves to the band.
There’s an interesting amount of variety being presented by Terra Tenebrosa, who showcase some interesting musical styles across the two tracks that make up the new release. As well as sporting customary dark gloomy metal elements, the band also allow their music to give way to dark ambient and even post-metal at a few points. Everything is kept very interesting, and whilst being harsh in nature, it’s an enjoyable listen to those who enjoy the genre. One might argue perhaps that Terra Tenebrosa are being a little too indulgent at times, with the 18-minute track perhaps sporting a few elements and techniques that are a little bit unnecessary or just not even needed. However, as the two tracks come to a close, there’s something very coherent and interesting about everything that has just been experienced.
Whilst somewhat of an odd release, Terra Tenebrosa have managed to create a very interesting and creative experience with ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Purging The Tunnels’. The harsh metal elements of the tracks won’t be to everybody’s taste, though there is a lot on offer to both those who enjoy metal music, and those who simply enjoy music that is creative and interesting. Both tracks work incredibly well in both telling a story, and simply just sounding interesting and enjoyable. Terra Tenebrosa certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to their songwriting, and one can only wait to see what they’ll do next.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
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Terra Tenebrosa’s latest release ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Purging The Tunnels’ is out now.