TRAVESTY OF HEAVENLY ESSENCE
Chalk another one up for Finland, as Thyrane’s dastardly symphonic 11-track black metal concoction strikes with imminent danger and a foreboding sense of ferocity. TRAVESTY OF HEAVENLY ESSENCE masterfully blends intentionally evil black metal vocals and guitars with a myriad of dramatically tinged synths and symphonic elements, whipping up a menacing maelstrom of metal in the process. Tracks like the swirling epic “Legacy of Saints in Disguise” and the rollicking riffs and cascading keyboards of “Prisoner of Pain” are prime examples of how this quartet masterfully juxtaposes beauty and brutality. If you dig Dimmu Borgir and old school In Flames and ever wished for an amalgamation of the two, rejoice as Thyrane has answered your call.