Throne Of Heresy are a band from Sweden that plays a very melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Decameron" which will be released in November by The Sign Records.
A very heavy yet melodic sound starts off the album along with some death metal growls a few seconds later while black metal screams are also used at times and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
All of the musical instruments on the recording h ave a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and elements of viking metal are also used at times and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are also added onto the recording and they also add in a touch of folk music and clean pagan vocals are also used briefly while a later songs adds in spoken word parts and operatic female vocals and one track is an instrumental.
Throne Of Heresy plays a style of blackened death metal that is very melodic in the Swedish tradition while also adding in touches of fol, pagan and viking metal to stand out a bit more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the Black Death of the 14th century.
In my opinion Throne Of Heresy are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Shores Of Issyk-Kul" "The Plague Ships" "A silent Vigil" and "The Pale Burden". 8 out of 10.