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CD review ENTHRONED "Sovereigns"

Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2014 von Markus W. in Enthroned, Black Metal, Death Metal, CD Review, News

(8/10) This album is evil and mean. Belgian black metal band Enthroned created a dark piece of evil and destruction, which is facinating by many aspects. It's not only the pure blastbeat parts which makes this record really heavy. It's the riffs, the breaks and the emtional aspect. Like with the new Triptykon also Enthroned manages to create a soundscape which transports a lot of feelings - mainly anger and depair. It almost like the musical version of an apocalyptic drama.
After the dramatically intro the real opener hits you directly. A building-up guitar riff, drum beats and vocals. In this order the inferno takes it's beginning. Starting slow and gloomy the song develops to a fast black metal anthem. Some sound samples are the intro the the next tune. "Of feathers and flames" is a super fast track in which blastbeats are dominating. Not bad, but I like the slower moments more, since they are more heavy and more intensive. One of those tracks is "Lamb of invisible light". Mid speed with some spoken words and choral elements the song shows parallels with the old Celtic Frost. For me one of the best songs on the album. A simple, but powerful track is "Divine coagulation". It shows that black metal from time to time has the simplicity and energy of punk. A merciless rhythm pushes the song forward and with the more easy song structure the track has almost an hypnotising impact. The closer "Nerxiarxin mahathallah" is another tune out of the category fast and evil. More than four minutes of high pace black metal finalise the journey into darkness and evil. 
Enthroned delivered a solid black metal album which is maybe interesting for even a broader base of metalheads than pure Black Metal fans. Aural chaos with a structure.
  1. Anteloguium
  2. Sine qua non
  3. Of feathers and flames
  4. Lamb of invisible lights
  5. Of shrines and sovereigns
  6. The edge of agony
  7. Divine coagulation
  8. Baal al-Maut
  9. Nerxiarxin mahathallah
Label: Agonia Records
Genre: Black Metal 
CD review ENTHRONED "Sovereigns"