Tiermes ‎– Tiermes

Elfenblut ‎– SAG II
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Tiermes Tiermes(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Tiermes Self-Released) none Finland 2015



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March 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Youre at the gate. in the face of storm, suddenly entering a harsh reality, all the parameters that stand the contours of your world and Will are suddenly out of place, useless and void. Alone in the darkness. and then youre not you anymore, and you're everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
That would be a good way to interpret in words what its intended to say the self titled album from Tiermes.
Tiermes is a band formed by ex member and creator of Unholy Jarkko Toivonen and Jussi Saivo.
Knowing their metal roots you may think what to expect from them but probably youre not... opressive heavy guitar drones that tends to crack your chest and centrifuges your head and induce some kind of nausea and disorientation effect, this seems to be influnced by godflesh a bit. after that youre into unknown territory. thick drone layers that juxtaposed each other in an unrelenting attack and submits the listener into some kind of trance or ritual. mind bending, psychedelic, ritual, trancey ambient very much in the core of Inade but a lot more primitive sounding. the work progress, the musical dimention takes different points of view. but the main musical strategy is the texture within the loops, its certainly dark but a strange darkness, polymorphed darkness perhaps? nevertheless it is scary.
the end is the oposite of the beginning. very calm and peaceful. everything goes back and reforms its kind. and youre on one piece again.
The cover of the work has a eerie photography and a weird drawing with mushrooms, besides theres a song called psylocibe semilanceata, one potent natural psychodelic used for some shamanic rituals....nuff said.