|Review: Throne of Katarsis - An Eternal Dark Horizon|
|An Eternal Dark Horizon|
Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: March 13, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:An Eternal Dark Horizon
Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)
This is the debut from Throne Of Katarsis. I got this and looked at the cover: a black and white pic of a chicken-chested guy in leather pants and corpsepaint waving a scythe around in a forest, which I suspect was photoshopped into the background. I held the CD up for my wife to see and said. "Gee, I wonder what kind of CD this is?"
Obviously, I was being ironic for humorous effect. This is not a bad album, but it is just as cliché as you would suspect from looking at the cover art. Throne Of Katarsis ape just about every luminary band in Norway's history from Darkthrone to Mayhem, from tremolo riffs and screams to the production that has no bottom end at all. I don't find this album offensively terrible, but it is blah. It is every idea in Black Metal that has been done 50,000 times already for almost 20 years now. I mean, the first song is actually called "Funeral Moonlight", which is so insanely hackneyed it becomes almost funny. Not a bad album, but it has no especial reason to exist.
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