Terra Tenebrosa's "V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels" marks the transformation of The Cuckoo, the main figure behind Terra Tenebrosa, from the albums The Tunnels to The Purging.
The record features two lengthy tracks from both album recording sessions. The first track, Draining The Well, is a nearly 18 minutes long oppressing journey through the dark mind of both The Cuckoo as well as the listeners. It finally erupts from dark ambiances into a loud, violent final.
The second track, Apokatastasis, has a more straight-forward approach with guitars well known from Breach. Apokatastasis was the very first sign from The Cuckoo, it gave birth to Terra Tenebrosa and what became The Tunnels and The Purging. Underlying both tracks are those strange, buzzing vocals which evoke numerous dark stories and events in the listeners mind. Again and again.
"V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels" is closing a chapter, it puts an end to the conceptual approach of both albums, The Tunnels and The Purging.
The next phase of Terra Tenebrosa according to The Cuckoo is faster, more violent and… ugly.
The 12" vinyl edition of this release is brought to you courtesy of Apocaplexy Records [ apocaplexy.blogspot.com
released 10 April 2014
All music & performance: Terra Tenebrosa.
Mixed by The Cuckoo at Pontonjaeren.
Mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén at Tri-Lamb Studios.
Dedicated digital master, not an upload of the vinyl master (inherently unsuitable for digital playback).