Blood Red Throne – Affiliated With the Suffering

qb_32403_bloodredthroneSome interesting guitar work does arise from the otherwise unspectacular “Affiliated With the Suffering”, but Blood Red Throne are easily the weakest link in Tchort’s metal chain mail. He’s a busy artist also filling up his time with Carpathian Forest and Green Carnation, but BRT sounds to me like the place where all his more redundant and brutal material that doesn’t fit with his other bands goes to die. The biggest hindrance to this band, is the dimensionless and flat mid-ranged growl of Mr. Hustler. He does nothing to add dynamics or intensity to this material… that is handled by the simple fluctuation in tempo, from mid-paced chugging, to predictable blast work. Where interesting riffs come and go, they all get buried by a tired and true formula used by countless other death metal bands, often to more exciting results. Keep your fake blood and “I’m a crazy killer” imagery… as well as your music, you’re not convincing anyone. All 3 times I’ve spun this album, I couldn’t wait for it to end. Not a good sign. – Marty

~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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