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Throcult - Stormbringer - Conjuration of the Nighthorde Crash Music 2004 Axeman

Track Listing

1. Vortex of Fire-Ashes of Winter
2. Blood of Thy Enemy
3. Order of the Lunar Temple
4. On Demon Wings
5. Through Fog of War
6. Stormbringer-Conjuration of the Nighthorde
7. Unholy Pervasions
8. Star of Sirius
9. Dying Light from Above
10. Order of the Lunar Temple
Blasphemous, venom-spewing black metal here that just pummels your eardrums into the ground with their barrage of blast beats and structural changes. From the onset it is obvious that Throcult are highly capable musicians but I was lost at times with the majority of the album cruising at light speed. Slowing it down was definitely not in their battle plans as this wall of sonic brutality levelled me. Like a student of the secret sciences, more and more was revealed to me with repeated listens. These tunes were not penned with your run of the mill, two-chord template and with lyric sheet in hand you will be sucked into the realm of the Nighthorde!!!

Bottom Line: Extreme metal fans should gobble this up!!!

--Axeman 11.24.04
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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Stormbringer: Conjuration Of The NighthordeThrocult
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Axeman11/23/2004


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