Origin: Sweden
Genres: Doomdeath

Tristitia  


Led by Chilean-born guitarist Luis Galves, Tristitia specializes in ponderous, dark, gothic doom metal, with influences from bands such as very early My Dying Bride or older Candlemass. Galves is an inventive guitarist and composer, sprinkling acoustic guitar interludes throughout the songs to bring some variety to the proceedings. Vocally, one hears a combination of black metal rasps and an almost Messiah Marcolin-styled deep croon from Thomas Karlsson (who appeared on the first two albums), while on The Last Grief session vocalist Rickard Bengtsson has a higher-pitched voice, at times slightly out of place here (he sounds more suited to power metal than slow doom). While the overall mood here is always down, there is enough strength in the songwriting to not become monotonous. The present lineup isn't entirely stable and thus is not listed, though vocalist Karlsson has been reported as returning to the band.

Current Members

Luis B. Galves

guitars/bass/keyboards

Former Members/Guests

Thomas Karlsson

vocals

Rickard Bengtsson (guest)

vocals (Armageddon, Last Tribe)

Adrian Letelier

bass

Bruno Nilsson

drums

Alessio

drums


Discography



One With Darkness 
1995 Holy
  1. Sorrow
  2. Kiss The Cross
  3. One With Darkness
  4. Winds Of Sacrifice
  5. Burn The Witch
  6. Hymn Of Lunacy
  7. Ashes Of The Witch
  8. Dancing Souls
  9. Adagio 1809
  10. Reminiscences Of The Mourner
  11. Dance Of The Selenites
  • Thomas Karlsson
  • Luis B. Galves
  • Bruno Nilsson




Crucidiction 
1996 Holy
  1. Ego Sum Resurrectio
  2. Christianic Indulgence
  3. Crucidiction
  4. Wintergrief
  5. Envy The Dead
  6. Lioness' Roar
  7. Mark My Words
  8. Gardenia
  9. Final Lament
  • Thomas Karlsson
  • Luis B. Galves
  • Adrian Letelier
  • Alessio




The Last Grief 
1999 Holy
  1. Once upon a dawn
  2. In the light of the moon
  3. Slaughteary
  4. Evolic
  5. Golden goddess of fire
  6. Tears & tequila
  7. Angelwitches palace
  8. Memory's garden
  9. Instrumental hollowcoast
  10. Medievil
  11. Under the cross
  12. Darknia: the last grief
  • Rickard Bengtsson
  • Luis B. Galves
  • Alessio




Garden Of Darkness 
2002 Holy
  1. The Entrance
  2. Path I (Beholder's Tears)
  3. Path II (Black Godz Serenade - Part I)
  4. Path III (As Death Says Mine)
  5. Path IV (When Tears Cry)
  6. Path V (Beyond The 7th Valley)
  7. Path VI (There Will Never Be Another Dawn)
  8. Path VII (Black Godz Serenade - Part II)
  9. Path VIII (Tears Of The Moon)
  • Luis B. Galves

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

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