Ancient Thrones have a new single out Divided/Dissolve, taken off the anguish filled cosmic adventure found in their debut, under this new band name (formerly Abysseral Throne), the album The Veil.
Divided/Dissolve follows the character of the story into stage four of grief, where he is massively depressed by the revelation feeling the division from his world. From earth crushing riffs and face-melting guitar solos to the overarching theme of grief and devastation that the record encompasses, this single really ramps up the intensity. It stays a fairly constant onslaught of intense guitar riffs while still retaining a melodic edge.
Towards the end, it really shifts gears and slow things way down to some doomy type territory and a very textured fade out outro. The band explains the album in their own words:
«It is the face of endless tragedy through an impressive onslaught of exchanging guitar riffs which show the increased intensity of anguish in the latter half of the album. Pulling you through a hopeless path and digging through the painful burrow of crushing technical sharp death metal until you finally arrive at the earned and complete emotional climax of the record that is the Dissolve. This track takes no prisoners and tolerates no sympathy in its entirety, beckoning you to question your own sorrow and resistance to fulfillment».
The Veil is a natural evolution in sound, form, and change in style that led the band to become Ancient Thrones. This is unlike anything the members have released before. Recommended for fans of The Red Chord, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Wolves in the Throne Room.
This single The Soul To Flesh is just a sliver of what you can expect from the Ancient Thrones debut album. It’s the opening of a book to the chapter of cosmic anguish from the realms of purgatory our brand of metal aims to unleash in 2020. From earth crushing riffs and face melting guitar solos to the overarching theme of grief and devastation that the record encompasses, the lyrics proclaim what we represent today in our rebirth, “embody flesh and live anew”. It is with this new flesh the band wears that you can expect a lot more from the journey to come when the record drops later this year.
The track The Sight Of Oblivion is a thundering dose of awakening in a foreign place not knowing truly who or what you are anymore. It’s about being free and naive to your interpretation of what the world is. As the true opening to the record we begin flying out of the gates with thrashing intensity. This song is filled with speeding guitar parts, melodic passages, intense bursting blast beats and comes to a head with duelling twin solos. Welcome to purgatory, as you leave the mortal world behind and enter oblivion.