Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Tragedy We Live In - Tragedie (Album Review)

























‘Tragedie’  sees the band playing some of their loudest, angriest and most fucked-up material to date. The band play a dark and twisted style of Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Ambient, Noise and Post-Rock.

Album Type: Full Length
Date Released: June 15th 2015
Label: Self Released

‘Tragedie’ track Listing:

1.Afscheid 00:09
2.T'dal 04:08
3.Valse liefde... 01:01
4.... Drank, drugs, seks 04:18
5.Verdorven 01:26
6.Verloren 04:46
7.Ontrouw 01:15
8.Paranoide 03:22
9.Ontmoeting 04:38

The Tragedy We Live In is:

Nelson, Sam, Mathieu

Review:

I've always admired The Tragedy We Live In. A band that played by its own rules and who have sadly called it a day after 3 albums in 2 years. Their latest album ‘Tragedie’ sees the band playing some of their loudest, angriest and most fucked-up material to date. The band play a dark and twisted style of Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Ambient, Noise and Post-Rock.

It may not be the most polished of sounds but at least the band have their own identity. This album will appeal to fans of Neurosis, ISIS and even Author & Punisher as The Tragedy We Live In sound ventures from Sludge, Post-Metal, Industrial, Doom and Drone. The record can be very overwhelming at times, especially on the opening two tracks ‘Afscheid’ and ‘T'dal’ with the band packing as many sounds and noises as they can with bleak pissed off vocals to match.

Nothing much has changed from their last superb album ‘Live Fast, Live Fast, Live Fast’, with ‘Tragedie’ the same distorted experimental noises and chaotic riffs are played with nightmarish affect and despite a very disjointed feel, it is volatile affair but just plain addictive.  The instrumental work is superb as always and with a relatively short running time, overall ‘Tragedie’ is a fucking great experience.

In summation The Tragedy We Live In were one of the more exciting bands I've had the pleasure to promote and interview over the years and I wish the guys all the best in their new musical endeavours. Acting as their final epitaph ‘Tragedie’ is an excellent album in which to close this chapter in their musical journey and one you should most definitely check out.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by: Steve Howe

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