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01. Aeon Sable
- Aether
02. Amorphis
- Queen Of Time
03. Atrium Carceri
- Codex
04. Dimmu Borgir
- Eonian
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- I Loved You At Your Darkest
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- Waiting For The Endless Dawn
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Throane - Plus Une Main À Mordre (2017) - Review

Band: Throane
Album title: Plus Une Main À Mordre
Release date: 20 October 2017
Label: Debemur Morti Productions

Tracklist:
01. Aux Tirs Et Aux Traits
02. Et Ceux En Lesquels Ils Croyaient
03. À Trop Réclamer Les Vers
04. Et Tout Finira Par Chuter
05. Mille Autres
06. Plus Une Main À Mordre

From the mind of Dehn Sora, known for his projects such as Sembler Deah and Treha Sektori and recently the drone-infused black metal project at hand Throane with the new album Plus Une Main À Mordre (“No Hand Left to Bite”).

The sticky black atmosphere engulfs you from the get-go as this album begins taking you over, blowing out any last candle lighting your way through these dizzying tunnels into your sub-conscious. The soundscapes reflect the visual art this man is known for, enigmatic and perplexing in nature, with an overall grey mood. This album is grey, gritty, and disgusting in the best possible way, with deppressive, sorrowful riffing coming into play every now and then amongst the heaviness.
 
Swirling heavy riffs and pained vocals tear you apart as you descend into unknown depths, reminiscent of bands such as Blut Aus Nord and Ævangelist with their unique take on extreme music, an impenetrable darkness in a melting pot of industrial, black metal, and doom. There is a real sense of professionalism with the exceptional drumming from Gregoire Quartier and the perfectionism of Dehn Sora with his consistent output of high quality music.

The empty spaces leave a feeling washing over you, one of euphoria but also oppression, the ritualistic drum beats and the reverberating guitar. The song that leaves the biggest mark on me is "Et Ceux En Lesquels Ils Croyaient" (In Those of Which They Believed) with the riffing that turns into this depressive, heavy murk.
 
The collapsing of cities, government, the law, and society as we know it, is what comes to mind, the world we once knew eroding before your very eyes in a black flame. There is not a soul here, just a barren wasteland, no conclusion for your life, nothing but a mountain of regret and pain. What if this isn't really life at all, and everything is a lie, we've finally bitten the hand that feeds clean off.

Those looking for something to use as a soundtrack for a ritual, or to use as a medium for an existential crisis, need not look any further. This will leave a gaping wound and will grow on you as you listen further and further. There is no clear story here, that is left for you to decide and take a plunge into the underworld.

Review written by: Tom Necklen
Rating: 10/10

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Band: Black Anvil
Album title: As Was
Release date: 13 January 2017
Label: Relapse Records

What makes this album unique and quite sophisticated at he same time are complex solos and amazing riffs that have now become a part of the band's style. Extreme dexterity, coordination and speed are in perfect synchronization, as well the masterful balance between instruments and vocals just shows of what kind of dough this band is made from. The strong, sometimes shrieking and on other times guttural voice shares its space with clean and sweet voice, yet with kind of subtle melancholy that comes inherited inside the songs the band nicely express the transcendence of lyrics. This kind of "filtering" provides an unique beauty to this style. Undoubtedly on this album you can feel that the original black metal style of the band left its childhood and entered into adulthood. Keeping only what really matters. Great musicians, dedicated lovers of their art, years of road, could only give us such a unique work that will only bring pleasure to all of you!

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