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Flashback - X Years In Hell

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Flashback - X Years In Hell

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Type: Compilation
Release Date: April 14th, 2014
Label: Phantom Pain
Genre: Black, Death

Review by Tomek on January 27, 2016.

While waiting for new album from Tartharia to reach my doorstep I figured it may be a great time to listen to some of their older material. Just a little bit ago they have put out compilation album called Flashback – 10 Years In Hell, consisting of songs from their catalogue. Flashback is not a ‘best of’ compilation by any means. It is a compilation of songs or versions of songs rather that they’ve created in those 10 years, or extra material recorded during album sessions, or songs that were never finished but got their chance while working on this album.

It isn’t new material by any stretch although some of the songs were created while recording and compiling material for this release. We can hear a song that contains first riff ever written as Tatharia, song that before going at this album only had drums recorded and nothing else; we can hear songs that were recorded as promos, and the list could go on. I’m pretty well convinced that it will appeal to the fans of the band collecting all the goods and rarities of sorts from the band and wanting to have whatever the band releases. For a guy like me it was a good way to recap on where the band is coming from, what they did to get where they are and what I know about them. Listening to Flashback – 10 Years In Hell is like finding out about band progression and understanding why they did things and what they meant when they did them.

If you found the band recently and you’re looking for more from Tartharia I hope that by this time you understand that this album was put out for the people that are fans of the band, know their records from top to bottom, left to right and simply can’t get enough of them. As for me, I know that when new album arrives I’ll be able to tell about the road they traveled and tell just a little more about them then most regular Joes out there.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10