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Review: Beneath - The Barren Throne
The Barren Throne

Label: Unique Leader
Year released: 2014
Duration: 52:54
Tracks: 11
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: January 20, 2018
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
The Barren Throne

Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (6 Votes)

I first discovered this band with the release of last year's Ephemeris, but really, this one from 2014 is much better. Beneath are a hammering, brutal Death Metal band from Iceland, and this was their second full-length album of crunchy savagery. There's nothing revolutionary about this, the band just gets a good guitar sound and leans harder on riff-oriented songwriting rather than going for sheer speed. There's a bit of Scandinavian crunching here, as well as a bit of Bolt Thrower-styled groove, but overall this band just keeps the energy up and rips through it. A highly enjoyable slab of Death.

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