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Monday, November 9, 2020

Sorrow Enthroned Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

As a fan of many different styles and subgenres of metal, when I created Sorrow Enthroned the intention was to mix sounds from all the different bands that I love. It leans mostly into melodic black and brutal death metal territory, however there are many other influences that can be heard here and there. I started it as a form of therapy and release, and the music keeps evolving as I do.

2.So far you have released a couple of full lengths, an ep and a few singles, musically how does each release differ from each other?

The ep I released in 2019 and the full length “The Embrace of Nocturnal Sorrow” both have a strong raw black metal sound, with melody and some deathcore influences. The lyrics are much more grim and the music more abrasive. The experience I gained in these two released pushed me forward into recording a handful of singles and experimenting with other sounds. The latest release still has these styles, yet more spread out, with the gaps being filled with other influences.

3.On the new album you covered some occult, left hand path and Thelema themes with your lyrics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

Occultism saved my life, I was very depressed and recovering from drug addiction, and the left hand path offers a hidden light to those of us who were born of the devil.

4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

I have explored topics of death and depression previously, occultism currently, maybe ill do a concept album for the next one.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Sorrow Enthroned'?

Sorrow Enthroned came to me as one of the ageless paradoxes of the human existence, the feelings of exaltation and misery we experience through the years, light and dark and good and evil. This world has much darkness in it, and it is not going anywhere, I think the only choice is to embrace it and exalt the self as it will always be a part of us. There is great and powerful magick there.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

The artwork is a sigil I created for the idea of will in motion, representing a consciousness moving from one world to the next (which is why the planetary sigils differ from traditional hexagrams). This motion is reminiscent of the Ouroboros, being cyclic, or the Serpent of eden seeking knowledge, or the wandering spirit who lives yet still.

7.Withthis project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

I would love to work with other musicians, I am open to anything.

8.Since 2019 you have released a great amount of music with this project, do you spend a great amount of time writing and creating music?

Inbetween working and going to school for music, I constantly create simply for the love of it. I feel like there is unheard music around us in the air constantly, and it would be a waste to not create something from it.

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Yes, I received some label interest on the last album, I am absolutely interested in looking into what is out there and what kind of services they can offer.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

People seemed to enjoy “the embrace of nocturnal sorrow”, they seem to really enjoy “thelemic grimoires”, the feedback so far has been great. 

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

I would love to work as a sound engineer or session guitarist. Sorrow Enthroned isn’t going anywhere and I will keep evolving the sound. I could see myself playing in a band at some point as well.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

As a whole, I take a lot of inspiration from Dark Funeral, Incantation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Behemoth, Dying Fetus, Mournful Congregation, Carnifex. This year while working on the album I had the new Incantation record on repeat for a long time, it is incredible. Same with Ulcerate, Defeated Sanity and Inferi, all great releases this year 2020.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? 

Thelemic Grimoires is on Bandcamp, Spotify, Itunes and Youtube, also the stoned ape theory is real.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Sorrow Enthroned/Thelemic Grimoires/2020 Full Length Review


  Sorrow  Enthroned  are  a  solo  project  from  Hartford,  Connecticut  that  plays  a  mixture  of  melodic  black  and  brutal  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2020  album  "Thelemic  Grimoires" .

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  vocals  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  brutal  moments  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Tremolo  picking  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  faster  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the music  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influence.

, Some  of  the  slower  sections  of  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  touch  of  doom/death  metal  along  with  some  of  the  mid  tempo  sections  also  adding  in  the  brutality  of  slam  death  metal  and  horror  movie  style  synths  and  spoken  word  samples  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Satanism,  Thelema  and  Darkness  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Sorrow  Enthroned  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  melodic  black  and  brutal  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sins  Of  The  Carnal  Man"  "Black  Horned  Gods"  "Hand  Of  Aiwass"  and  "Thelemic  Grimoires".  8  out  of  10.