First Ibaraki (Matt Heafy) song finally released

2022-01-21 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 72 Comments
The long awaited first single from Ibaraki (formerly known as Mrityu) has finally been released. The black metal side project of Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, assisted by mentor Ihsahn, has been in the works for a number of years and while news of a full album is still pending, it is now official that it will be released via Nuclear Blast Records.

The single, Tamashii No Houkai, can be streamed below.


Tagged: Ibaraki

Comments:Add a Comment 
Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


I didn't expect it to be so great, it's fucking awesome.

Nikkolae
January 21st 2022
6103 Comments


Not the deafheaven that we want but the one we need.

Digging: Flying Lotus - Flamagra

Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


Shots riffed!

Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


If the rest of the songs are as good as this it will be my favorite black metal inspired album of the last ten years easily.

necropig
January 21st 2022
6507 Comments


whats with the level up noise at the start, or whatever that effect is, i forget

Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


Nintendo, Japanese, lol

DungeonBoy
January 21st 2022
8886 Comments


I remember him saying he wanted this project to be about Norse mythology and his almighty mentor Ihsahn was like, that's over done son, why don't you write about something closer and more meaningful to you, and he was like, Japanese mythology it is

necropig
January 21st 2022
6507 Comments


oof. whos the bassist here, some cool shit going on

Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


Considering the band has 3 guitarists between Matt, Nergal (Behemoth) and the guy from Emperor, I'd bet it's one of them.

Assemblage
January 21st 2022
1424 Comments


That was definitely solid. Very cool of Matt to go in this direction.

Nomos2
January 21st 2022
1023 Comments


Holy crap. I have legitimately been waiting for this since we first heard his intentions so many years ago. This is incredible.

Assemblage
January 21st 2022
1424 Comments


Snuck in some more Nintendo sounds in the instrumental break about halfway in the song lmao.

DungeonBoy
January 21st 2022
8886 Comments


right?! all i hear is friggin coins

TheSpirit
January 21st 2022
29508 Comments


Not surprised that this is good. His black metal track on the Roadrunner United album was amazing.

Digging: Gospel - The Loser

CottonSalad
January 21st 2022
2454 Comments


I was just talking about this in a thread recently! Hype

Edit: now that I’ve heard it…nevermind lol

Digging: Pascal Battus, Anne F Jacques, Tim Olive - Trois Conseillers

Nikkolae
January 21st 2022
6103 Comments


based Matt Heafy?

0xME
January 21st 2022
872 Comments


pretty interesting; his harsh vocals would (obviously) fit a more hardcore aproach like Celeste better imo, but it's not bad at all

Digging: Nechochwen - Kanawha Black

Get Low
January 21st 2022
12345 Comments


I'd take an album of this over anything Trivium has done since Ascendency.

bloc
January 21st 2022
68475 Comments


Eh it's alright

Digging: Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity

BallsToTheWall
January 21st 2022
50786 Comments


Vocals ruin this.

Storm In A Teacup
January 21st 2022
39459 Comments


@get low I strongly agree

BallsToTheWall
January 21st 2022
50786 Comments


Corniest vocals I’ve heard all year but guitars are good.

Pikazilla
January 21st 2022
22991 Comments


"I'd take an album of this over anything Trivium has done since Ascendency"

Good take tbh

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2022
17110 Comments


Decent Trivium song.

BallsToTheWall
January 21st 2022
50786 Comments


I’d rather have my ding dong chopped off than have to hear either.

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2022
17110 Comments


Pics or it didn’t happen?

BallsToTheWall
January 21st 2022
50786 Comments


Kkkkkkkky yeahhhhh I’m Dr Rockso!

Dizchu
January 21st 2022
394 Comments


Really cool stuff. Matt Heafy is an amazing talent but until the most recent Trivium albums, I've never really enjoyed any of his music. It just lacked an identity, I guess.

Toondude10
January 21st 2022
14830 Comments


pretty sweet

WatchItExplode
January 21st 2022
9648 Comments


There's an extraordinary amount of questionable stylistic decisions crammed into this single track. I kind of like the cleans even if they are reminiscent of modern male Evanescence.

Digging: Straw Man Army - SOS

kalkwiese
January 21st 2022
8602 Comments


Yea, really sweet this one

Senetrix666
January 21st 2022
1311 Comments


vocals are stale af. ruined an otherwise decent song

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2022
27993 Comments


Ibaraki lol

That's like calling your band "New Jersey".

Digging: Nina Hagen - NunSexMonkRock

kalkwiese
January 21st 2022
8602 Comments


Yea, it's like calling your band Boston or Kansas, how weird is that?

MyColdShoulder
January 21st 2022
281 Comments


I'm so iffy on Matt's screams nowadays. One day I vibe with them, the next I can't stand them

Great song all in all tho

wayfaringstranger
January 21st 2022
264 Comments


Vocals aren’t as solid as they sometimes are in Trivium, but this is still pretty sweet.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2022
27993 Comments


@kalk or Chicago! How dumb!

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2022
47584 Comments


lol new jersey, guess that tamashii didn't houkai itself

would have ignored this by default but the thread has me interested gj gang

Digging: Dream Dolphin - Dolphins Talk to You

Tundra
January 22nd 2022
7313 Comments


I'm sorry, this freakin sucked lol

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2022
17110 Comments


Nah it's somewhere on the bell curve.

Eakflanderyof
January 22nd 2022
4018 Comments


Outside the vocals, there is some cool stuff going on. Those cleans are really bad though. That shit is even cornier than soilwork cleans. Harsh vocals are ok I guess

Panzerchrist
January 22nd 2022
619 Comments


The clean vocals are really not well implemented into the mix or the instrumental. They're just there hanging above the riffs like they were imported from an entirely different song

Eakflanderyof
January 22nd 2022
4018 Comments


Yeah, it sounds like they just wanted the song to have clean vocals so they just sound awkward and forced

MyColdShoulder
January 22nd 2022
281 Comments


I like his cleans so I'm cool with it, but I can definitely see what you mean

dachstheangry
January 22nd 2022
109 Comments


I'm also not a big fan of the clean vocals, they don't go with the style of the song.

kalkwiese
January 22nd 2022
8602 Comments


Maybe it's because I am a singer, but I like these gentle cleans in contrast to the music. Works really well imo

Storm In A Teacup
January 22nd 2022
39459 Comments


Yeah the cleans are welcome and can stay. The whole song can stay for dinner.

Cimnele
January 22nd 2022
2147 Comments


matt heafy's report on everything he learned playing smt games

ShartHarder
January 22nd 2022
130 Comments


dig the heavy sections and ruffs, cleans are pretty whatever and aint doing much for me

Beardog
January 22nd 2022
4196 Comments


Very excited about this, i love how this actually has pretty good production. Sad the drums are a bit too low and the vocals too loud. oh well, still hyped about the full album

InFlamesWeThrash666
January 22nd 2022
10374 Comments


His cleans still suck

Rest is okay

Digging: Septicflesh - Modern Primitive

misho87233
January 22nd 2022
74 Comments


Yeah, I really like when there are cleans in a otherwise straight BM or BM influenced song, like for example Ulver did on their debut album but I don't know about those harsh vocals - they totally fit to the music Trivium are playing but I don't know if they fit into this.. song still atleast instrumentally slaps

Senetrix666
January 22nd 2022
1311 Comments


harsh vox are terrible on this, cleans are pretty cringy too

Nikkolae
January 22nd 2022
6103 Comments


i mean, by bm standards the cleans are ok at worse

heck
January 22nd 2022
6377 Comments


got a coin, fucking rad

Digging: Allegaeon - Damnum

BallsToTheWall
January 22nd 2022
50786 Comments


Trivium vocals in black metal is the absolute worst.

kalkwiese
January 22nd 2022
8602 Comments


Yea, the song lays everything to waste \m/

Ectier
January 22nd 2022
599 Comments


Instrumentally this is kinda cool, vocals wise this bloooooows

Storm In A Teacup
January 22nd 2022
39459 Comments


Guys stfu the song is a 4.0

Senetrix666
January 22nd 2022
1311 Comments


heafy ruined this song, but even then instrumentals are still boring af

Senetrix666
January 22nd 2022
1311 Comments


this is exactly the kinda garbage id expect from nuclear blast

kalkwiese
January 22nd 2022
8602 Comments


It's a fucking tune, agreed

BallsToTheWall
January 22nd 2022
50786 Comments


Storm, I love you bro, you’re OG, but nah, this sucks.

botb
January 23rd 2022
15275 Comments


Never got into emperor, just sounds too hokey. Ihsahn is a good vocalist tho

Nomos2
January 23rd 2022
1023 Comments


yeah not digging the cleans

garas
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2022
7176 Comments


While instrumentally this okay (sometimes even very-very good), but the vocals really ruined this. The harsh = meh, and adding the cleans were terrible idea (such as the Nintendo sounds).

Pass.

DungeonBoy
January 24th 2022
8886 Comments


seriously though, the Mario coin sound, is it a joke or what? I feel like i'm missing something

Zakusz
January 24th 2022
567 Comments


Why do the cleans just float above everything else?

Digging: Archive - Call To Arms and Angels

oltnabrick
January 24th 2022
40491 Comments


This is trash

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
January 24th 2022
21939 Comments


"assisted by mentor Ihsahn"

absolutely dying to know what this means

Digging: Stabbing - Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2022
17110 Comments


Ihsahn composed the Trivium intro tracks for the last 2-3 albums. They've been 'writing' this album for years apparently - trying to make a black metal album in Heafy's visage [mostly just dropping Emperor names as much as possible].

Flugmorph
February 5th 2022
26825 Comments


yo what this is sick

Digging: Enslaved - Below the Lights



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Jesse Lacey Allegations
Jayyvon Opens Up About Abuse
R.I.P. Chester Bennington
The Fall of Troy bassist melts do..
The Story So Far's vocalist dropk..
Deftones stream new single
R.I.P. David Bowie
Brand new Brand New Single
R.I.P. Lemmy
Killswitch Engage debut new single



OTHER RECENT NEWS

Chat Pile release new track
Third new Alexisonfire track
David Bowie's Moonage Daydream
Arch Enemy's Sunset Over The Empi..
Porcupine Tree's Herd Culling
Genocidal Terror stream debut LP
Evanescence loses guitarist
Hundredth Size Fanta
RIP Vangelis
New Avantasia Single
Diana Ross & Tame Impala get funky
Thrice's Dead Wake
Exocrine Unveil Dying Light
Kardashev's Glass Phantoms
Interpol Share Fables

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Ibaraki
Rashomon
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy