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Blood Red Throne
Come Death

Company: Earache
Release: 2001
Reviewer: Al Kikuras
Genre: Death
Rating
3.5



  • No disputing the band's aptitude and writing and performing well-crafted death metal



  • Well, it ain't rocket science, but Blood Red Throne are certainly butchers of an expert degree. If you like heavy, menacing death metal, Come Death delivers it in spades. The bass is audible throughout and bassist Erlend steps out of just following the guitars to play some interesting parts and has a very good, thick and chunky sound. Vocally it's deep and dark and peppered with high-registered screams ala Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. The musicianship is stellar. Great riffs that are often more catchy than the vocal arrangements. The sound and playing are clean. Blood Red Throne may not distinguish themselves because they don't push the envelope and do something new, but there is no disputing the band's aptitude and writing and performing well-crafted death metal. That is to say, they may not have a distinct sound but few bands play it this well and effectively. Don't come expecting an album as genre-bending as Gorgut's Obscura or a band with a sound as distinct as Cryptopsy had on, say, None So Vile. Come expecting meat and potatoes, because that's what you get. Predictable, but no less satisfying because of it.


    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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