The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-li (Digipak CD)

The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-li (Digipak CD)

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Dark / extreme / post metal from France inspired by Lovecraft, this album specifically inspired by At the Mountains of Madness.


Track listing

  1. Je ne suis pas fou
  2. Antarctica
  3. The Elder Things
  4. Awakening
  5. The Ascend
  6. Behind the Mountains


The rich canvas of Tekeli-Li evokes a wide scope of atmospheres, from faint traces of hope, sweeping Antarctic beauty, and to the brink of absolute terror. As the songs average at around ten minutes each, these colorful dynamics effectively avoids repetition or monotony. The triple guitars allows for remarkably dense melodies, without cluttering the overall sound. Although post-black metal is probably a rather accurate description of their music, TGOO are firmly rooted in a black abyss. For the most part, the post rock takes a back seat, making those occasional crescendos and lush instrumentals so much more impactful. Adding yet another layer of insanity to the mix, drummer Leo Isnard utilizes some unconventional, almost jazzy techniques. - 4/5