The Triptych review by Demon Hunter

logo Ultimate Guitar
  • Released: Oct 25, 2005
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.6 (85 votes)
Demon Hunter: The Triptych
1

Sound — 9
Demon Hunter return with what they proclaim to be their best record yet, and from the looks of it, frontman Ryan Clarke is not lying. "The Triptych" is a brilliant return from one of the top Christian metal bands. This time, Demon Hunter have knocked the brutal kick down a notch and produced a more melodic album with some pure aggression. The music has been well produced. Solid State records bands seem to do a good job to the production. Superb.

Lyrics — 9
First of all, Ryan Clarke has got a very unique voice. His growls are very powerful and he is one of the screamers who has an incredible singing voice to back this up. Perhaps even, one of the best today. Ryan Clarke has always had interesting lyrics for a Christian artist, and they are definetly not different here. He talks about issues within Christianity with the dark, metal edge around it. Perhaps not as up to scratch as "Summer Of Darkness" but some still mighty fine lyrics on here. Lyrics to stand out are "Undying," "The Soldier Song" and "Deteriorate"

Overall Impression — 10
01. The Flames That Guide Us Home/Not I - beautiful intro to start out the CD, which goes into the brutal Not I, which Demon Hunter have not started a CD so powerfully. Brilliant lyrics, brilliant vocal work. 02. Undying - the first single from the album, with the thought of being reborn through Christ. Powerful song, incredibly catchy chorus. 03. Relentless Intolerance - another good song. One of the slower "heavy songs" on the album. Nice chorus too. Not too bad. 04. Deteriorate - the first of the three "mellow" songs on the album. Very powerful singing, although it is perhaps a little long. 05. The Soldier's Song - one of the weaker songs on the album. It is a tribute to the soldier's who fight for us, so the reason is good enough. 06. Fire To My Soul - the aggression is truly in this song. Brutal music, superb chorus. 07. One Thousand Apologies - the radio friendly tune. Brilliantly sung by Ryan Clarke and very catchy chorus. The growling section is excellent. 08. Science Of Lies - in my mind, the most unique guitar riff on the album, which seems as if it shouldn't fit, but actually fits wonderfully. Nice chorus with huge amounts of double bass pedal work in the chorus. Grand. 09. Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck - a cover. Quite nicely done too. Fully growled throughout, and very brutal. 10. Ribcage - most definetly the scariest title. Good use of vocal work, not bad guitar playing. 11. The Tide Began To Rise - beautiful song. Very unique to the style of Demon Hunter. Acoustic, piano, beautiful way to finish the album. Overall, one of the best album's in 2005. Demon Hunter are able to stick to their word, proclaiming they can make the best album's of their career and the most emotional songs. Recommended songs for download are "Not I," "Undying" and "The Tide Began To Rise."

10 comments sorted by best / new / date

    DeMoNhUnTeRuLeS
    Majin there are four solos one in soldier's song, one in fire to my soul, and the other tow are in science of lies and ribcage
    ninjuice
    curly God was always in their music - I hope you read that whole song meanings thread (which I put together btw)
    shadowsofbodom
    this is the first demon hunter stuff ive heard, and it is pretty damn good, i just realized they were Christian or somin which was suprising since they're metal, and that makes them all the better, they are now one of my favorite bands
    Gerrod Miehlke
    shadowsofbodom wrote: this is the first demon hunter stuff ive heard, and it is pretty damn good, i just realized they were Christian or somin which was suprising since they're metal, and that makes them all the better, they are now one of my favorite bands
    Gerrod Miehlke
    shadowsofbodom wrote: this is the first demon hunter stuff ive heard, and it is pretty damn good, i just realized they were Christian or somin which was suprising since they're metal, and that makes them all the better, they are now one of my favorite bands
    There are many christian metal bands like "Becoming the Archetype," "Haste the Day," "August Burns Red, and best of all "AS I LAY DYING" You should check them all out
    metallifan1
    Gerrod Miehlke wrote: sorry dude, but none of those bands are metal, they are metalcore. sorry to burst your bubble but there is a difference. There are many christian metal bands like "Becoming the Archetype," "Haste the Day," "August Burns Red, and best of all "AS I LAY DYING" You should check them all out
    DeMoNhUnTeRuLeS
    i would just like to point out that Demon Hunter has made the cover of "Revolver" magazine as one of the top 4 best christian metal bands along with As I Lay Dying, Norma Jean, and Underoath
    goodhardcore
    the best christian metalcore, hardcore, metal, or hard rock or anything else similar you should check out (in no particular order)... Demon Hunter, As i Lay Dying, Norma Jean, Underoath, August Burns Red, The Chariot (best live band i've ever seen and I go to a LOT of concerts), Becoming The Archetype, Comeback Kid, Chevelle (Wonder What's Next and before that they were still a Christian [catholic] band), Evanescence (Fallen was a Christian cd), Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Dead Poetic (New Medicines cd when they were post harcore), Chasing Victory, Inhale Exhale, Nodes Of Ranvier, Destroy The Runner, Killswitch Engage (the lead singer is a christian), Still Remains, Blindside, Flee The Seen (awesome chick screamer), War Of Ages, The Devil Wears Prada, Mortal Treason, Skillet, P.O.D., Spoken, and Greeley Estates, (really wierd christian heavy bands...) MeWithoutYou (voted most original band by mtv [hate mtv but i'm glad they got the award]), Showbread (both thier cds - which showcase two diffrent genres are good (No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical is way better though]), Project 86 (I can't define this band with a genre because they're too different), Twelve Gauge Valentine (brand new band on Solid State Records)
    DeMoNhUnTeRuLeS
    Disciple is another good christian metal band. they're pretty cool. There are albums called "X 2005, 2006, etc." they are the best 21 christian rock, metal, hardcore, whatever songs. And i dont think that any artist is on the CD twice. checkem out