If death/black metal achieved popularity in ‘Murica like it has in Europe, Empyrean Throne would have the stature of bands like Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, and Watain. Alas, this hasn’t come to fruition, but Empyrean Throne‘s Chaosborne is a pretty amazing example of what can be done with this genre here in North America.
The cover art is totally badass, and I may include it as one of my top 10 favorites of 2017. The music inside tears through you like banshees with sneering vocals backed by stalagmite-sharp guitar playing and bombastic drumming. It’s definitely one of those records that records that leave you breathless while listening.
Kudos, Empyrean Throne, for carrying the black/death metal torch for ‘Murica! Chaosborne is killer album.
Chaosborne is out August 11 on M-Theory Audio. Pre-order it here!
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