Monday 12 December 2016

THRALLDOM - Time Will Bend Into Horror (Album Review)

Release date: November 11th 2016. Label: Ritual Productions. Format: DD

Time Will Bend Into Horror – Tracklisting

1.Cosmic Chains 02:41
2.Chronovisions 03:41
3.Stars and Graves 06:00
4.The Corpse Of The Radar Towers Over All 05:36
5.Dark Grey Mist 07:41
6.Transmission 02:04


Ryan Lipynsky: Guitar, Bass, Vocals and Noise
Jared Turinsky: Drums and Noise


Thralldom are not a band I had encountered until I was offered the chance to review their new record "Time Will Bend Into Horror", but the fact that it's a side project relating to Unearthly Trance was enough to convince me to give it a spin.

And I'm glad I did.

That said it definitely took me a few listens to get into it as I've literally spent the last three months listening to nothing but Steven Wilson records. But that's another story for another day...

If I had to describe it (and I think we're all agreed that's kind of one of the features of a review) I would label Thralldom as blackened sludge. It's a term I hear a lot, and often I think it's used for bands who just can't decide or don't feel constrained by either genre.

Whilst I feel the latter is true in this case the whole record to me is a perfect mix of both styles and should appeal to fans of either. In fact it doesn't stop there I even get a kind of punk/rock n roll vibe in places particularly on the excellent "Dark Grey Mist"

In all this record has a very hypnotic feel, displayed best on for me the standout track on the album "Stars And Graves" and the grim production (intended as a compliment) give the whole affair an air of menace sadly lacking in a lot of releases these days.

A great introduction to a great band and I look forward to many continued plays of this beast of a record.

Words by Simon Ross Williams

Thanks to Ritual Productions for the promo. Time Will Bend Into Horror is available to buy now on DD via Ritual Productions.


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