Throne of Chaos

Feb. 8, 2017


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The Pitch: Malicious black metal a la Deathspell Omega and Imperial Tirumphant from our Seattle neighbors, Voidthrone.

What I Like: Great choice of band name.  I listen to this and picture a cross between Kali and Baphomet with a black hole for a face.  This imposing, nightmarish figure sits, unwaivering, on a twisted black throne...and all we can do is stare, paralyzed with terror, into the emptiness of its gaze.  Between the contorted, maleficent guitar sound and utterly despicable vocals, all I could really do is listen in a numbed stupor.  I feel as if I can hear the individual muscles contracting with every vile shriek.  And the drums definitely add some extra weight behind each blow.

What I Don't Like: It's not as technically proficient or compositionally interesting as their French peers, but this is otherwise a successfully engaging outing.

The Verdict: You will behold its gaze, and you will be unable to break the hypnosis.

Flight's Fav's: Mortification of My Legacy, Hynoptic Enslavement