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Review: Tribulation - The Children of the Night
The Children of the Night

Label: Century Media Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 56:27
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: June 15, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.45/5 (89%) (20 Votes)

The Formulas of Death, the second album from Sweden’s Tribulation, saw the band switching from their early Death Metal roots to something completely different which obviously divided their fans into two separate camps; those who welcomed the band’s drastic change of musical style with open arms loved it, and those who felt it was a too much for their die-hard Death Metal felt betrayed.

On the band’s third album, Children of the Night, Tribulation bravely continues their world conquering ways with their strongly psychedelic and progressive Black Metal which is full of awe-inspiring, dark and beautiful nuances. Colors of death, life, pain, agony, nature, obscurity, you name it. When listening with a careful ear one can’t help but notice that the ultimate strength of this new Tribulation album lies in the guys’ ability to create creepy atmospheres that are like unopened doors into unknown musical territories. It may be a bit absurd and far-fetched to suggest that if Dissection’s Reinkaos album married Ghost’s satanic hippy-ish sounds the bastard offspring would sound like The Children of the Night. Well, this strange comparison did create a vivid illusion in your mind, didn’t it?

There’s no denying Tribulation have found a unique style and sound that should carry them far. All the signs are there and The Children of the Night will undoubtedly bring Tribulation closer to their goals. This is certainly a potential candidate for my personal Top Ten list for 2015.

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