Empyrean Throne are a relatively new band to the black metal scene formed back in 2011. Fast-forward to this year and the band are to set to release their debut full-length album Chaosborne later this month.
Album opener ‘Twilight Order’ sets the order of things to come. With a raw yet intriguing sound courtesy of the instrumentation, the album fits perfectly with the ‘norms’ of the genre, by providing a raw sound.
The album continues on a similar style to that of Dimmu Borgir and Carach Angren. However don’t be fooled into thinking this band are a carbon copy . The gents infuse their own melodies and concoct a much darker mixture than I’ve come to expect from this genre.
With Chaosborne I find that the more you listen, the more definition of the instruments you hear. This is done in such a way that it transports the listener to another realm of neutral chaos. Empyrean Throne have captured an essence of beauty through the array of styles of instruments used.
The title track of the album is one that is just captivating, and one of the heaviest tracks on the album. It features a variety of different methods, unheard elsewhere on the album. This track has a similar style to that of Behemoth, but with more definition and diversity – it gives the track a proper Empyrean Throne stamp.
Chaosborne is an album of multiple layers, demanding several listens to fully experience what Empyrean Throne are trying to convey with their otherworldly sounds. The band have released a superb example of the genre and have created something unique; a take on black metal that has yet to be explored by other bands within the genre.
Chaosborne is out on January 24th.