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  • TheTransmuted

    Never thought I would see the day when AMG reviewed this. Very glad you did. Album is ambitious and accomplished.

  • Monsterth Goatom

    In the far corner we have AMG, aka 45 Mins or Bust, and in this corner we have Steel “Swallow the Sun” Druhm. Now, protect yourself at all times, let’s have a clean fight, touch gloves, back to your corners.

    • I’m not an advocate of triple albums! I just thought StS managed to pull it off pretty well. I hope they never try it again though.

      • Monsterth Goatom

        Yes, some good stuff there. I’m quite intrigued by this one and look forward to hearing it.

      • Monsterth Goatom

        And y’all have yourselves a Merry Metal Christmas!

        • And a Merry Metal Christmas to you too, Goat man!

  • Belgian Tom’s Hat Trick

    I am lucky enough to have scored one of these as it was only a limited run of a few thousand. It is truly a work of art. I’d never heard of these guys til last August or so, but this project showed some balls and a crapload of talent. Cudos to AMG for giving this one a mention.

    • maartje

      It’s still available on their bandcamp page. I think most underground artists are quite happy when they’re able to sell a few thousand records.

      • Name’s Dalton

        All too true, er, trve.

      • Belgian Tom’s Hat Trick

        I agree. In this day and age it’s pretty much all they can hope for. But I sure like finding gems like this!

  • Phil Daly

    I’ve been listening to this and Contradiction a lot of late. Five discs for the price of two! Certainly a lot to digest, which is probably my biggest gripe with “Triangle”. The last disc feels in turn overly self-indulgent and tacked on. Granted, the concept wouldn’t work without it, and there’s clearly a great deal more going on than just the music, but it feels like an overly ambitious step just that little bit too far, and it makes the whole thing stumble just a little for me. Side note – the physical copies look gorgeous.

    • Roquentin

      I listen to a lot of music that is stylistically close to the third CD and, in that context, I can tell you that Schammasch did that style right. It was obviously not a forced afterthought.

      • Phil Daly

        Don’t think it’s forced, just feels a little out of place to me. That said, as has already been mentioned, it’s a mighty piece of work even if you leave it at the first two discs

  • A self-indulgent but nevertheless brilliant record.

    • Roquentin

      Much of the best music is, in some way or another, self-indulgent. I’d even go as far to say that all artistic creation is at least in part sybaritic.

    • Dymanic

      Do you know if the LPs have a dedicated master? I tried asking the band, never got a reply.

  • Dr. Wvrm
    • Roquentin

      I shall dispatch my cohorts to deal with you.

  • Dudeguy Jones

    One of my favorite albums of the year. And I don’t even really listen to the third album. Haha. Even based on the first two, its a staggering work. I love it and think its pushing boundaries and then pushing them again.

    The 3rd album is interesting, but I don’t sit and l listen to much ambient music.

  • hallowed

    Love it.

  • One of my AotY. Can’t tell how many times I listened to this colossal piece of work, loved every track on it. I was wondering if there was going to be a review of this album and finally, dude. Great review! Contradiction was a fantastic album and this one is fucking stellar. Need more from this band.

  • Juan Manuel Pinto Guerra

    One of the top two triple albums of 2016.

    • I believe this one will top that extensive list though.

    • I do miss a review for the new Cultes Des Ghoules album here, which would at least make a triple LP with its almost 100 minutes of playing time.

  • I have to do a nine hour drive this Friday. This album will be joining me on that journey. Sounds great from the admittedly small amount I’ve heard.

  • Thatguy

    I thought this was too long – I have a short attention span – and I got bored with it. The review makes me want to try it again, but maybe bit by bit.

  • Shrümpelstiltskin

    I didn’t know this album existed. That being said, I like it. I like it a lot. I will listen more.

  • dedseed1

    Every time I see this bands name I think “sammitch” and I’m off to make a dagwood and forget to listen to said band :/

    • Roquentin

      You might have a problem.

  • JL

    This has been a top 5 album for me for months now. I would say this, Mithras and Wandering Wind are my favorites this year. Astronoid as well. Great records in 2016.

    • Roquentin

      Wandering Wind… do you mean the Polish band Wędrujący Wiatr?

  • Todd Crawford

    Difficult to see any metal band being more interesting than Schammasch right now.