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"This album leaves a lasting impression!" - Rock Hard (GER), 8/10
"For a debut album, 'Emperor’s Path' is a brilliant take." - The Median Man (UK), 10/10
"Fans of epic heavy metal: put on your armour and get ready to ride into battle." - Lords Of Metal (NL), 80/100
"Classic Heavy Metal, great melodies!" - Metalbrothers (E), 8/10
Too often, classic or traditional metal bands get caught in the vacuum of relying too much on the past. Not Tyfon’s Doom sole member, Tommi Varsala. Varsala’s innate ability to create classic, but timely metal rung true throughout “Yeth Hound”, but it’s even more prominent on the band’s first full-length, “Emperor’s Path”. The album’s 11 songs brim with confidence, not to forget a production job that puts “Yeth Hound” to shame. It’s classic metal for the modern age.
Recorded from autumn 2016 to February 2017 primarily in Tampere, Finland in Varsala’s own rehearsal studio, “Emperor’s Path” marks the first Tyfon’s Doom release to feature drummer Cederick Forsberg (Blazon Stone, Rocka Rollas, Cloven Altar) who laid down his parts at Studio 2-takt in Sweden. The production of “Emperor’s Path” also turned out to be another two-man effort, with Varsala recording his parts then sending them to Forsberg to mix and master. This allowed Varsala to focus on what he does best, namely, melodic, surging numbers, stocked with flighty twin-guitar harmonies and his throaty rasp, best described as the denim-wearing cross between MOTÖRHEAD legend Lemmy Kilmister and Destruction’s Schmier. While songs like album opener “Tyrant’s Sceptre” and “Beyond Treason” are molten slabs of pure metal, the brilliant stacked melodies that kick off “The Hidden Hand” and ride throughout “Moonlight” showcase an outfit capable of combining the never-say-die melodies of NWOBHM with the bright melodicism of the band’s Finnish homeland.