Avenge The Throne are a band from Salinas, California that plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 album "The Burning Chariots In The Skies".
Dark soundscapes start off the album and after a few seconds the music starts going into a more heavy adn melodic musical direction along with some keyboards and grim black metal screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the faster sections of the songs bring in a decent amount of blast beats.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and after awhile the music starts incorporating more symphonic elements and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of an experimental feeling and some of the tracks a re very long and epic in length and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and they also bring in a couple of instrumental tracks and some songs also bring in elements of ambient.
Avenge The Throne plays a style of black metal that is a little bit different mixing the atmospheric and symphonic sides of the genre together while also adding in ambient and experimental elements, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover emotional, nature and spirituality themes.
In my opinion Avenge the Throne are a very great sounding atmospheric and symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Metamorphosis" "The Burning Chariots In The Sky" "To The Scaffolds" and "Nebulous Chasm". 8 out of 10.