This is kind of a lost gem here,
an obscure album (Elvenefris
) recorded in 2000 by a
Czech band, but one that is almost unanimously regarded
as an underground masterpiece by those who have heard it.
Lythathea Aflame blend brutal death metal and technical
prowess like few others before or since, but also throw in an
interesting middle-eastern influence, and on top of that, realize
that the songs are as important as the sounds within.
Special kudos have to go to drummer Tomas Corn, who's
simply unbelievable, but leader Ptoe's guitar work similarly
There are riffs and tempo changes aplenty, but not quite as
sudden or jarring as some tech bands who can't keep a song
Suffice to say that this is one of the finest examples of
brutal yet technical death metal ever done.
Recording-wise, Lykathea Aflame fell off the earth
Later came word that Ptoe had put together a new version
of the band and had shortened the band name to Lykathé.
As late as 2007 there was still talk of recording an album,
but since then information has been hard to come by.
Reviews: Metal Observer
- Land Where Sympathy Is Air
- To Become Shelter And Salvation
- Bringer Of Elvenefris Flame
- Flowering Entities
- To Give
- On The Way Home
- Shine Of Consolation
- Sadness And Strength
- A Step Closer
- An Old Man And A Child
- Walking In The Garden Of Ma'at
- Petr Tománek
- Ondra Martinek
- Andy Maresh
- Tomás Corn