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Travesty Of Heavenly Essence
Thyrane
www.thyrane.org

Release:

25.11.2005 ; Spikefarm Records / Soulfood

Biography:

To celebrate their 11th year of existence, Northern Finland’s mightiest return with a new line-up and a new album. In terms of overall feeling, Travesty of Heavenly Essence harks back to the blackened essence of earlier Thyrane albums. While eschewing some of the industrial/electro vibes present on their last album Hypnotic in favour of full-on black metal onslaught, Thyrane still remain musically innovative with technical proficiency second to none.

Following the departure of Avather in early 2005, a former session member Kristonic (drums) now completes the line-up of Blastmor (vocals), Daemon (bass) and HM (keyboards). The superb engineering and mixing by the trustworthy Ahti Kortelainen (Impaled Nazarene, Sentenced, Sonata Arctica…) at the legendary Tico-Tico Studio does full service to the awe-inspiring Thyrane sound.

Twisting and turning, almost thrash metal-like in intensity, Travesty of Heavenly Essence overwhelms the listener from the word ‘go’ and the clever keyboard arrangements bring out the nuances. It is an almost-perfect marriage of melody and aggression if there ever was one: there is not a single lapse into the territory of sickly sweet melodies, neither into meaningless brutality. Everything is just as it should be. Thyrane’s latest is like a red-hot branding iron: hurts instantly and leaves a long lasting mark…

If you prefer your black metal with the damaging power of nuclear detonation combined with the precision of a surgical knife, there’s no way in Helvete you can go wrong with Thyrane. A landmark record from Finland’s finest. Thyrane are also a great live band and should be setting cities afire all over Europe soon.

Line-up:

Blastmor (vocals, guitar)
Kristonic (drums)
Avather (guitar)
HM (keyboards)

Discography:

Black Harmony (Woodcut 1998)
Symphonies of Infernality (Woodcut 1999)
The Spirit of Rebellion (Spikefarm 2000)
split w/ The Dead Beginners (Spikefarm 2001)
Hypnotic (Spikefarm 2003) CD
Travesty of Heavenly Essence CD (Spikefarm 2005)

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