Swedish band Tribulation have released the new album Where the Gloom Becomes Sound.
The ten-track record, which combines gothic influences with post-punk and heavy metal, is the follow-up to the group’s 2018 LP Down Below. It’s also Tribulation’s last release with former guitarist Jonathan Hultén. He amicably parted ways with the band in December, after the album had been completed, and was replaced by Joseph Tholl, a longtime friend of the band and former member of Enforcer and Hazard.
Hultén played a big role in the supernatural themes of Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, as his fascination with occult and magical themes coincided with the interests of guitarist Adam Zaars when they began work on the record.
“When we came together to make the album, we both had named working titles for the songs after the elements,” Zaars explained to Kerrang!. “Jonathan had been reading a text by a 19th century French occultist called Éliphas Lévi, and I had been reading about the elements in the context of Indian religions, where they usually, but not always, use five elements.”
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