Leaving a long-established, and very successful, band in order to scratch the creative itch and get out of a rut is always a gamble, but it’s a gamble that veteran musicians and former Carpathian Forest guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor had no qualms in taking, and, with the second album from The 3rd Attempt, they have proved that they were right to do so.
Titled Egocidal Path, and set for release on Dark Essence Records on December 1st, The 3rd Attempt‘s sophomore offering not only builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, it also leaves it far behind. There’s still thrash, there’s still black’n’roll, and there’s no doubting the presence of that black betal vibe. But there’s a whole lot more besides, because Egocidal Path exudes the confidence that comes from a band whose members have gelled and know that they have succeeded in creating something loud, energetic and brash, intermingled with subtle touches that surprise. It has a variety that keeps it fresh and interesting, and showcases the undoubted skills and experience of each and every one of its members.
Talking about the album, Tchort had this to say:
“With Egocidal Path we take a huge leap towards the true sound and identity of The 3rd Attempt. While our debut album, Born in Thorns, represented the Carpathian Forest era of our song writing, Egocidal Path is a newly written album that is more aggressive, tighter and in-your-face. It also showcases the fantastic drumming skills of Tybalt (Fortid, Den Saakaldte) and the vocal range and creativity of Ødemark, allowing the listener to slip into his personal universe of wrath, ego, human spite and the glory of suicide.
“Let us accompany you on the path to Hell!”
With artwork by the Brazilian artist Rafael Tavares, Egocidal Path will be available in CD, Digital and LP formats.
Egocidal Path Tracklisting:
1. Blood, Dope and Black N Roll
2. Into the Light
3. Reflections About Knives
5. I’ll Do It Now
6. The Diciples
7. Black Metal Alchemist
8. The Oath
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Genre: Minimalist Black Metal
Starting with a thunderous drum under pretty keys and chanting, Trasig‘s newest album Sør-Afrikasessions brings to mind a lot of influences. Among these is the obvious, black metal from Norway, as well as atmospheric music, ambient soundtracks, and the exotic world that is South Africa.
“Wait, what?” you might be thinking. “South Africa?” Yes, it’s true. Anfinn Halland, the sole member of Trasig, is currently based in South Africa, despite being from Trondheim originally. The change of location is clearly an influence, infusing the cold music with a warmth and richness that can’t be explained any other way.
Sør-Afrikasessions continues where the last album left off, an atmospheric and minimalist black metal, but it still has it’s own identity. Barely a year has gone past since the release of Jammer og nød, but clearly in that year Anfinn has become a better composer, writing music that is even more engaging and catchy. The album has a lot of instrumental parts, using the vocals as highlighter rather than a pen.
I would definitely recommend fans of minimalist black metal to check out Trasig’s newest album, which at the time I write this, is only a day old.