Album Review : Tharaphita - Ülestõus

In the matter of extreme musical soundscapes though today the underground is full of newcomers who bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas but still old school bands are full of reverence.Those bands create a music that can be different from others and bring to them a unique identity and indeed Tharaphita proved it. After seven year since the recording of their last sonic assailment Estonia based pagan black metal band Tharaphita released their Eighth full length album In the middle of 2014 consist with 8 tracks via Vaarang Records . Actually their band name “Tharaphita” is collected from Estonian god of thunder. Basically they was formed in 1993 as “Ancestral Damnation”consist with a bunch of talented, well skilled musician.Later they’ve changed their band name Tharaphita from 1995. At first when I was spinning this whole album I was literally astounded and this band infused me. This whole album easily hooked me up with it’s vocals blackened rasps ,screaming voice and their deep, critical acclaimed ,unrelenting, disparate,enigmatic black metal musical style with crushing, chugging,galloping riffs works, well crafted, distinct content and builds layers of energetic,rhythmic musical style through high reverb and fast, medium and often slow tempo.The most astounding thing is being an pagan black metal band they have not used any traditional folk instrument . They have endeavored an brilliant effort on this album and nailed it.
This album contains a strong dose of black metal ,with unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance. Their whole composition and musical style reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album. Their efforts whole ambiance and compositions are brilliant . Their distinct style enthralled me totally . Despite the often fast ,furious, cacophonous, heavy form of black metal assaults with a lots of intricate riffs work ,solos enriched this album that is very powerful, heavy and brilliant all at the same time along with a good balance of black metal, melody with strangulated ,intricate, dark –eerie riffs work and those effective rasps simultaneously .This album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss, heavy, the multi-layered black metal musical style . I applaud this album.
Well, This album is filled with a plenty of cadence, apocalyptic, ominous, hellish,chaotic ,powerful ,dark – eerie riffs work . As well bass line up is whopping, Intense, strong ,rumbling . Drumming, percussion line up is bleak, frantic, solid and powerful . In each track dismal, delicious, macabre, spiral riffs ,bass lineups correlated in well manner . Every inch of this is album crammed with jaw dropping moments, breathtaking riffs, bass work .Tempo changes are excellent, complicated and fast . This album indulge strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship . vocals howling scream, snarls, blackened rasps, high pitch screams , vicious voice emerged on this album in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their obtuse, bizarrely arrogant, mid-paced, evil melodic, dismal ,utterly merciless, cacophonous uncanny black metal sound and embedded perfectly .
Overall you will get energetic,pagan battle ambient from this whole album seamlessly . Each song have an energy, fluency and dominating power. Stand out tracks are all of them. I personally cherish opening track “Ülestõus” . Artwork is atrocious and portrayed pagan battle vibe. This album is Impeccable , prestigious , rich, intense ,significant . In this whole album you never found repetitive sound.Already it’s 2015 and I am reviewing their album now.almost it’s after one year because I have found them lately. From now I will wait for their next Full length album . Hope their next Full length album would be excellent as this one or way more superior .Definitely expect from them upcoming full length album very soon .Their potential on this debut album is appreciable . This is strongly recommend to add it in your collection. I am pleased to say that Tharaphita’s last addition strides infinitely higher due to it’s strong content, complex,ancient history, Paganism based theme, musical style. I am pretty damn sure Tharaphita can continue their stride in the future.

My rating : 4/5 . Review done by Souvik Basu. 

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