TERSIVEL: new album "To The Orphic Void" out today
Argentinian/Swedish trio TERSIVEL releases today what is their most accomplished album to date. It's certain that it is only their album no. 3, but if you consider the musical story and evolution of the band, you have to look at "To The Orphic Void" as a substantial leap in Tersivel's evolution.
The dichotomy change/evolution is ever present when you’re an artist. When it comes to music – and specially extreme music – the maelstrom of influences you’re constantly exposed to (both inbound and outbound) make you move forward every single day. And this is where the dichotomy comes in... Are you a different person when you wake up each day or just a more evolved version of your yesterday self?
Tersivel’s new record, “To The Orphic Void”, is such an album to propose exactly the same question. The Argentinian/Swedish band has been morphing its genre approach from power/symphonic metal to folk inspired death metal and back, in a handful of releases since 2005, including two full-length albums, two EPs and a split release. And yet, the changes/evolution you can find in this new set of songs are something unexpected, even for a trio which has been using their fans to expect the unexpected.
“To The Orphic Void” is out today in CD and digital formats via UPRISING! Records. Orders are up here.
The morphing and intense amalgamation of post-metal, death metal, progressive approach to composition and odd arrangements and instrumentation is quite imposing at the first listening of “To The Orphic Void”. Yes, Gojira, Enslaved and even early Opeth come to mind, but only because probably no one was expecting Tersivel to move forward this much.
Whatever happens, “To The Orphic Void”, the third Tersivel studio album, will be a mark in the trio’s career. If the music industry will embrace it for its quality and the questions it asks, that’s another story that revolves around the actual quality still meaning anything in today’s musical scene. But “The The Orphic Void” world, ready to embrace the musical voyager that dares into its realm with heart and soul, is immune to that. After all, all the band wanted was to make the best album possible of Tersivel.21.
Lian Gerbino – vocals, guitars, bass, noise
Franco Robert – keyboards, synths
Danny Ebenholtz – drums, percussion