Tribulation impressed a whole hell of a lot of people with their 2015 death metal ripper The Children of the Night. Today, the band has shared the first single and video for the followup Down Below. The track is called “The Lament” and features everything that made The Children of the Night and instant classic but turned up a notch. The production sounds meatier and more cavernous adding to the hints of gothic atmosphere found on their past work. As for the video, it’s what you’d want a Tribulation video be. The band plays in the woods while a short horror film plays out. Check it out below.

Down Below is out 1/26 on Century Media.

  • PANTSUIT

    This video though!

    • lobster man

      Yeah! It’s spooky, really well shot, and they all look like they’re in The Crow.

      • PANTSUIT

        haha The video is remarkably beautiful- never have seen the crow (I know, I know) My friend just gifted it to me as a joke for never having seen it- but they did not realize they had given me the sequel…- the search continues for The Crow on VHS 🙂

        • lobster man

          Don’t hurt yourself looking for that tape. It’s just The Crow.

          • PANTSUIT

            I dunno dude- a 7.6 on IMDB for a ‘94 film makes it a little intriguing.

  • Black Antlers

    The Formulas of Death is still where it’s at for me but of course I’ll check out the full album.

    • lobster man

      That’s a bold take but I respect it.

      • Black Antlers

        I should point out it’s not unknown for me to end up loving something years after the event. Despite Neurosis being one of my GOATs I *whisper it* didn’t really care for A Sun That Never Sets for several years. Now on some days it’s only fractionally behind TSiB and ToG for me. Also, do you want my ‘best of’ soon – I’ve been spinning all November’s releases continually to try and get a fix on this late bounty of stuff.

        • lobster man

          It’s all good. I feel like COTN is where they really hit their sound, trad infused death. Yeah send that over when you’re ready. Decibel put their list out online so it’s begun.

          • Black Antlers

            There’s some incredibly questionable stuff on that Decibel list, I mean has Obituary released anything year end worthy since the early 90s? Also apart from Wittr it’s as if black metal doesn’t exist!! And no Midnight, Enslaved and Mrykur don’t count, they just pay lip service to the genre. There are however some pleasant surprises too…Spirit Adrift at number 2 no less!!

          • lobster man

            Yeah I don’t really like it. I listened to that Paradise Lost album but it wasn’t very memorable. I’ll give it another shot but I don’t think it’s gonna do much for me. Didn’t care for that Obituary either. Sometimes I think Decibel is a little more favorable to legacy. Assuming they aren’t putting out total trash. I don’t think this year has been that strong for black metal except for a few releases here and there but I would’ve expected more to make the list. And yeah I was surprised by Spirit Adrift’s placement too. Well deserved though!

          • Black Antlers

            Yeah, the Paradise Lost record gets the right tone but forgets the tunes. TBH I’ve been listening to Greg’s other project Vallenfyre a hell of a lot more, although the album is a little uneven…half of it’s simple crusty blasting stuff, very enjoyable for what it is but nothing overly special. The other half though, when they get a bit more creepy and crawley, is awesome! In fact it’s so good I’m thinking of putting it on my ‘best off’ even though it’s only half an album I’m in love with. I think Aaron expressed the same sentiment over on Black Market. And the guitar tone is one of the sickest since Monetheist.

            I think we haven’t heard from Darren for a while as Gatecreeper are on tour…….coincidence?!? 🙂

          • lobster man

            DARREN STOP READING

          • lobster man

            Damnit! I thought that would be higher in the thread