Known for a blistering blend of thrash and death metal with a Brazilian twist, Krisiun do not disappoint on this new album, coming out for blood on opener and title track ‘Scourge of the Enthroned’.
It’s all blast beats and heavy fast riffs as to be expected with this band, quickly and ably followed up by ‘Demonic III’ that sees the band slow things up just a touch, giving the music room to breathe an showing the talent that Krisiun really have beneath all the lunatic riffing and death lyrics.
Krisiun have never been afraid to put a Brazilian slant on some of their early peers musical ideas. ‘Devouring Faith’ and ‘Slay the Prophet’ show their love for mid-nineties blasphemous stalwarts Deicide, if not just a little more controlled in the musical hurricane they have created for themselves.
They leave the best for last with ‘Whirlwind of Immortality’, a solid new era take on the classic death metal that this band have made their careers playing. The double kick drums courtesy of Max Kolesne come through more solidly than on the rest of the album, holding together a song that feels like a sum of the album’s technicality to this point.
This is classic death metal done right, without too much extra weight added for ‘the new fans’. Just straight ahead solid death metal the way it should be.
- Scourge of the Enthroned
- Demonic III
- Devouring Faith
- Slay the Prophet
- A Thousand Graves
- Abysmal Misery (Foretold Destiny)
- Whirlwind of Immortality