Thomas Gabriel Fischer once led the legendary Swiss underground metal band Celtic Frost, and now he’s the main man in Triptykon, a band that’s made one of this year’s best metal albums with Melana Chasmata. Triptykon’s new video for the punishing, heaving eight-minute song “Tree Of Suffocating Souls” (which really seriously has the best title) is just a performance video, but it’s one of the best, most fully realized performance videos I’ve seen in a long time. The clip is shot in harsh, oppressive black-and-white, and it’s got the members of the band shrouded in shadow, looking like wraiths. Check it out below.
Melana Chasmata is out now on Prowling Death/Century Media.