Originally written for Valkyrian Music.
TRIPTYKON stirred another kind of turmoil – an emotional one. Although the crowdsurfers kept the security guys busy during the black metal parts that spice the doom nature of the band. Thomas Gabriel Fischer was particularly talkative and clearly happy to be there – the “it’s so good to be back” that we so often hear seemed honest. They played an excellent gloomy show that I just wished was a bit more TRIPTYKON and less CELTIC FROST. They have two great full-length albums, why dwell in past bands? One song would be enough, for old times sake – that I understand. But three? Plus a HELLHAMMER cover (“Messiah”) that CELTIC FROST already used to cover – as HELLHAMMER was the band Thomas and Martin Ain were in before CELTIC FROST. Even the “are you morbid?” expression was used that night. A flawless and enthralling performance, yes, but a little too much “double identity” for my personal taste.