Croatian one-man black metal band Tryglav‘s second full-length “The Ritual” is now available as of February 17th, 2023 via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Rockshots Records.
Tryglav‘s sound is aggressive, melodic, modern, and emotionally epic black metal, and fans of the first album “Night of Whispering Souls” will notice a maturity in sound and lyrics on this new record. The story concept of “The Ritual” takes place in the 17th century, Tryglav explains further:
“On a dark stormy night, a dying man sighed his last breath. Nothing his parents could do to save his life. A Plague Doctor was called. Four of them showed up, taking the dead body with them. The family knew that they would never see him again. What they didn’t know was that he would come back, in an unimaginable way..”
All the music on “The Ritual”was written by founder Boris Behara with vocals entrusted to vocalist Callum Wright along with mixing and mastering by producer Rocco Pezzin. The songs on the forthcoming album began their journey in 2018 as part of Behara’s love for black metal and horror imagery. After many re-compositions and re-arrangements along with interruptions from the world Covid pandemic and his personal health with two open heart surgeries, “The Ritual”now sees it arrival.
From its opening title track with lots of tempo changes, and tons of riffs and melodies, Tryglavwanted a perfect start for the album that’s right in your face! to his personal favourite song of the album “Vengeance”, epic with nice melodies, extreme speed, and drum patterns that really stand out, fans new and old will feel the extreme musical sentiment Tryglav presents in his new offering.
“This album has seen so many difficulties, but finally, after three long years, it’s here! I hope fans will enjoy it just as much as I created it! If they liked my first album ‘Night of Whispering Souls’ they’ll definitely like this one too. The formula didn’t change too much. It’s a black metal album full of different influences. The melody is still the central part of it.”
Tryglav is recommended for fans of Dark Funeral, Dissection, and Uada.
“The Ritual” is available at the following links – Digital, CD, and Vinyl:
“The Ritual” – Music Video – https://youtu.be/mN-2BOSED1w
“The Evocation” – Lyric Video – https://youtu.be/kUooFpcwcmY
“The Vengeance” – Visualizer – https://youtu.be/Y2DSO3fyTbk
I The Ritual – 5:26
II The Evocation – 3:51
III The Plague – 5:08
IV The Repentance – 4:15
V The Redemption – 3:18
VI The Vision – 5:44
VII The Vengeance – 4:11
Album Length: 31:56
“Tryglav’s debut album is a must to have 8,5/10” – Metalwave
“It’s thanks to artist like this,that the black flame will keep burn 8/10” – Blackmetalistkrieg
“Headbanging can begin 9/10” – Hellfire-magazin
“Congrats for taking me back to nightfall’s glorious days 4,3/5” – Metaljacket Magazine
“A very great sounding,aggressive and melodic black metal solo project 8/10” – Occultblackmetalzine