Timeghoul
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Review

by oltnabrick USER (22 Reviews)
April 23rd, 2013 | 71 replies | 2,580 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Timeghoul impale you on the crumbled pillars of the millennia.

Timeghoul set many benchmarks in terms of complexity, atmosphere and thought provoking lyrics during their incredibly short existence. Know it or not death metal owes a great deal to Timeghoul. Timeghoul were on the cutting edge of death metal; incorporating clean vocals and extensive song lengths even before Opeth were formed. During the time when bands like Cynic and Pestilence were pushing the boundaries of death metal, Timeghoul were pushing the sound even further with their lyrics and with the way they composed their songs. Timeghoul were a band very few death metal bands could parallel.

During their short time as a band they were able to put out two demos, “Tumultuous Travelings” which was released in 1992 and “Panaramic Twilight” which came out in 1994. These demos have long been out of print until recently when Dark Descent finally released their two demos in one special package. Both demos are absolutely crushing.

Tumultuous Travelings” is the first of Timeghoul’s two demos. Let it be known even before the first hiss of the guitar that this isn’t just another amateur death metal demo tape from the 90s. Timeghoul meant business. They exhibit a supreme grasp of composition and knowing how to give the listener that extra dose of deep space atmosphere. These songs are covered with visions of aliens and futuristic planets. The riffs are extremely technical but never overbearing or self indulgent. The vocals on this demo are fantastic, usually in the typical death metal growled fashion but on a track like, “The Siege”, eerily sung vocals can be heard, adding that extra something that really pushed this band to the next level.

On their second and final demo, “Panaramic Twilight”, Timeghoul take everything that they did on the first demo and multiply it by 5. The song lengths, the variance in vocals and even adding ambience and spoken word on both tracks. The first track, “Boiling In The Hourglass”, is easily the strongest track that Timeghoul put out. It does everything Timeghoul did with their sound and even a bit more. The futuristic samples and ambience make the listener feel as if they are falling into a black hole as a grainy distorted voice tells you that he is God and that he will impale you. As corny as that might sound, it’s actually quite unsettling and that’s part of what death metal is about; being frightened.

These two demos are some of the best death metal ever recorded. They pushed boundaries for death metal and are largely unrecognized for it today. Adding clean vocals and the spacial effects really made these demos something special. It is a real shame that they split and did not get a chance to release a full length album. Timeghoul created fascinating and and mysterious music, and it is time that you check this out.



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oltnabrick
April 23rd 2013


30785 Comments


:good:

Digging: Monte / Magntophonique - Split

WolvesInTheWalls
April 23rd 2013


192 Comments


yeah been meaning to buy this on vinyl when they pressed it recently and totally forgot

pissbore
April 23rd 2013


9935 Comments


swee, listened to some demo stuff by these guys like a year ago i remember it was pre swee

oltnabrick
April 23rd 2013


30785 Comments


you prob heard their whole discog then lol

YoYoMancuso
April 23rd 2013


11076 Comments


awesome review man

oltnabrick
April 23rd 2013


30785 Comments


ye thanks

Eunuch
April 23rd 2013


1245 Comments


Worthwile listen no doubt. Occurence on Mimas goes hard.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2013


18449 Comments


some of the best

Digging: Recondite - Caldera/DRGN 2

FallenAngels
April 23rd 2013


34 Comments


ugh

TheSpirit
April 23rd 2013


17803 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

HOLY FUCK SO MUCH PROPS RIGHT NOW. One of my favorite death metal releases.

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demigod!
April 23rd 2013


44346 Comments


yea i gotta check this

Digging: Portishead - Dummy

oltnabrick
April 23rd 2013


30785 Comments


Rules


and thanks for the negs

ShadowRemains
April 23rd 2013


20687 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this band slays

Digging: Banks - Goddess

FourthReich
May 19th 2013


17542 Comments


damn ghost negs or what smh

oltnabrick
May 19th 2013


30785 Comments


i have an idea of who negd it

Dodecahedron
May 19th 2013


970 Comments


I've really gotta get on this.

oltnabrick
May 19th 2013


30785 Comments


my objectivity has gone down like 20% within like two weeks lol

Dodecahedron
May 19th 2013


970 Comments


Mine refuses to budge, but it's padded by so many obvious 1's lol

oltnabrick
May 19th 2013


30785 Comments


i meant my approval rating haha

Dodecahedron
May 19th 2013


970 Comments


Why'd you delete all your ratings?



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