TRIPTYKON: TOM G. WARRIOR’S REPLACEMENT BABY
Have you ever known a couple that had a baby, and then the baby died, and so they had a sort of “replacement baby,” like another baby to take the place of the dead one?
Well, I guess the concept applies to bands, too, ’cause a mere six weeks after quitting Celtic Frost, Thomas Gabriel Fischer – who I will always always always insist on calling “Tom G. Warrior” – has announced the formation of a new project, Triptykon (awful name, Tom), to basically pick up where Celtic Frost left off:
“Triptykon will sound as close to Celtic Frost as is humanly possible, and the album I am working on will feature all the material I envisioned for the successor to Monotheist. I desire the album to be a darker, heavier, and slightly more experimental development of Monotheist.”
Well, I think we can commend Fischer/Warrior for coming right out and saying he basically wants to create Celtic Frost Version 2.0 (or 3.0, depending on how big a douche bag you are), as opposed to being the umpteenth musician to promise fans something “new” before releasing just another variation on their past discography.
What we can’t commend Fischer/Warrior for is “Cucifixus,” the demo now posted on the band’s MySpace page. Apparently, calling this new group “slightly more experimental” than Celtic Frost is the understatement of the year: the song is basically like two and half minutes of waiting for an actual song to start (has Tommy been listening to a lot of Bloody Panda lately?); put more succinctly, it sounds like Lustmord, but without all of the baggage of being, y’know, good.
Still, Fischer/Warrior is careful to say that the song “is but one of many compositions to that end. Triptykon is not defined by just this one song.” Hopefully we’ll get something more substantial (and enticing) soon.