Throne of Heresy
Company: The Sign Records
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Swedish metal band Throne of Heresy have really delivered a fascinating concept album with the upcoming 'Decameron'. The album explores the Black Plague from its beginnings and ends on the Ostragothian shores where the band calls home. The music as a whole is really well done as it really mirrors each track's lyrical content. So, you get passages of frenetic, aggressive music that seems to signify the arrival and onset of the plague and more subtle music to portray the somber, funereal atmosphere of areas decimated by the BP. Lyrically the album is just incredibly intricate and something that you need to have with you while you are listening to the album to really appreciate what the band has done with this release. I can't remember a concept album that has been so well done that has also captured my attention like this since Edge of Haze's 2014 release, 'Illumine'. If you are a fan of concept albums, enjoy getting into the lyrics of well crafted songs or just like your metal epic, then you need to go out and get your hands on 'Decameron' by Throne of Heresy. It'll check all the buttons and provide with a really phenomenal listening experience.
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.