Deprived of the element of surprise the debut had by default, Melana Chasmata sounds less spontaneous and probably not as good. However, going through the thrash metal outbursts or the goth/doom metal droning is still a mesmerizing experience, while gazing at H.R. Giger's otherworldly art. On Another note, the band seems to rely much less on the all-time-classic Celtic Frost groove ("Altar of Deceit" stands as the sole token in that respect).
Triptykon's second full length album is one hell of a beast. Fischer and the rest of the band somehow
found a way to improve their already superb sound of blackened doom to an even higher level of badass
through more crushing power, more remarkable riffs and simply refining their already successful sound. Points off
though for the lack of an H.R. Giger dildo being on the album art. 4.4/5