Review: Krisiun – Scourge Of The Enthroned 7.8

  • Krisiun
  • Scourge Of the Enthroned
  • Death metal
  • Brazil
  • 2018
  • 7.8/10

Century Media

Death metal is home to a lot of three-piece bands which is the reverse of what you’d suspect with how big the sound is. They’re among the oldest in the game and they haven’t gathered an inch of rust. Krisiun are to-the-point death metal with no distractions. Almost to their detriment as they sometimes sound too simple and plain. Sometimes you’re in the mood for original flavour potato chips though.

The important thing is that it’s a headbanger, there’s no denying that. If you want something that goes hard then you’ve done it. You’ve found it. Look no further and check out the links above to listen to it.

For those looking for a bit more depth, well I’ll try to think about it and come up with some points other than “it’s boring at times”. I’ve been listening to death metal for a long time so my exposure to the genre is high, it’s my go to. So, with that in mind, this is the simplest (or purist for some) possible version of death metal. If you start taking away from it any more than this, then it’s really just heavy metal. This could be in part due to the fact they only have one guitarist, maybe having that extra member to bounce off could be beneficial. They insist they work better that way and I don’t doubt them, just makes me wonder. Either way it’s a worthy entry into the death metal genre this year.

 

 

Scourge of The Enthroned is like a lot of Death’s discography but done faster and harder. Where Death focused heavily on soaring guitar licks and legendary solos – Krisiun lean more heavily into the riffs and fast growls. The album art is probably an indicator, but this record is very much in tune with the old school variety of metal. There is no hint of modern influence in this sound so it’s not afraid to rock out sometimes as well as rip it up.

With how a lot of trends are going this year, it’s refreshing to have a release that’s so easy to classify and enjoy at face value. The old school lives on in 2018 with Krisiun still on hand.

I’m sorry, that’s all I’ve got for this one. Sometimes all I can do is poke my ear out and say “Yep, that’s heavy!”. There’s not a lot of nuance and meaning to analyse here.

 

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