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Thy Catafalque

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4.08 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 36% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Sileni And Sylvans And Fauns (8:32)
2. Mirkwood Sonnet (9:38)
3. These Are The Clouds (7:13)
4. Paths Untrodden (6:04)
5. Deathless Souls Roam (5:59)
6. Fehérlófia (6:12)
7. Micro To Macro (1:18)
8. Panta Rhei (9:41)
9. Októberi Kép (3:27)
10. Desolatio (15:49)

Total Time 64:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Tamás Kátai / vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, zither, programming
- János Juhász / guitar, bass, zither, jew's harp

- Gabriella Lőkös / violin
- Péter Gáspár / flute

Releases information

CDr KaOtic Productions ‎- none (2001, Hungary)
3xCD Blood Music ‎- BLOOD-137 (2015, Finland) Remastered and bundled with "Cor Cordium" (demo, 1999) and "Sublunary Tragedies" (1999) - Box entitled "The Early Works"

3xLP Blood Music ‎- BLOOD-133 (2015, Finland) As above

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THY CATAFALQUE Microcosmos ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars This self-released album from the duo of project leader Tamás Kátai and guitarist János Juhász offers an impressively forward-thinking take on avant-garde black metal, the sound veering between roaring black metal fury, folky interludes and gentle electronic twinkling with an impressive smoothness. The production, especially for a self- released album, is impressively nuanced, going polished when polish would bring out the best in the music and lo-fi when a bit of raw, rough about the edges chaos is called for. It's an intriguing piece which has prompted me to look again at Thy Catafalque, and which deserves wider attention for the extent to which it still manages to be well ahead of the curve even compared to recent experimental black metal.

Latest members reviews

5 stars After great debut album "Sublunary Tragedies", group coming back with fresh and very experimental material, without loosing their black metal roots at the same time. Sometimes it's very hard to classify this album, music here in general doesn't fit to any progressive sub-genere, during listening ... (read more)

Report this review (#256331) | Posted by bz.krzyzaniak | Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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