Elder Lore/The Dark Arts(2012) Tribune’s third effort, Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is a compilation of older material which was not selected for Rotting Core and material written after the release of the three-song EP. Much more than an album of rejects, however, Elder Lore/The Dark Arts is extremely varied in its sonic landscapes, and contains many songs which fans had been asking the band to record for years. The dual title portrays the two different phases of songwriting represented on this album; the “Elder Lore” being Chemistry Arrives, Below, and The World’s Greatest Cynic, written before guitarist Shawn Culley joined the band, whereas “The Dark Arts” accurately displays how Culley has leant an influence on Tribune’s sound that is darker, faster, and more evil. Nor are the other members of the band lacking in their presence on this album. Guitarist Terry Anderson performs more solos than on any previous effort, and not mindless noodling, but singable, memorable solos. Drummer Jason Brown is faster and more technical than ever, and check out Below for a Moby Dick-style drum solo breakdown. Bassist Ryan O’shea creates bass lines which one can actually recall, and which at times even drive the songs(on Man On The Outside, for example). The vocals put forward by Bryan Baker on this album are some of his catchiest, such as the choruses on The Succubus or It Came From The Swamps…. All in all, here is a metal album on which every song is distinct and easily distinguishable from the last, which is no mean feat in today’s glutted and homogenous music market.