Throneaeon - _With Sardonic Wrath_
(Helgrind, 1999)
by: Paul Schwarz (6 out of 10)
If only this had come out ten years ago, I could have given it a really, really positive review, instead of the honest opinion I am going to express about its appearance now, in 1999. Throneaeon are, very obviously, playing ball in the same park as Deicide have been (except on _Legion_) and still are, and the influence of other early Floridians such as Malevolent Creation also shows itself on this EP. Throneaeon's greatest assets are their near-flawless technical skills, their ability to pen brutal and well constructed death metal and their powerful and extraordinarily clear production. Unfortunately, the negative aspect is that they just don't sound original or fresh, even in a retro way. The ball really does fall in your court as a listener: if you want another release full of early-Florida-leaning death metal, then I would venture that Throneaeon should be one of the first bands on your list if you have all the early classics; but if you want something which you can hold up and say "this was made in 1999 and it sounds like it", then you'll just simply -have- to look elsewhere.

Contact: Tony Freed, Lantvarnsgatan 17, 724 60 Vasteras, Sweden

(article published 14/3/1999)

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