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Review: Funeral Throne - Nihil Sine Diabolvs
Funeral Throne
Nihil Sine Diabolvs

Label: Satanas Rex
Year released: 2008
Duration: 48:43
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: June 15, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
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Rated 3.83/5 (76.67%) (6 Votes)

Although I don't know much about Funeral Throne, it's a name I'd like to remember, because this trio is pretty damn good! This unexpected promo came in with Skitliv's Amfetamin. Both are signed to UK underground label Cold Spring Records. Funeral Throne are actually on their sub label with a cool name, Satanas Rex.

As you might have already guessed, Funeral Throne is not a wimpy type of so-called metal band. Nihil Sine Diabolvs is a pure Black Metal album, period! It's not a symphonic, old school, progressive or avant-garde type of Black Metal, just a great sounding Black Metal opus. Maybe the purists would call this work "over produced", but purists make me puke, so what the hell! There's just the right amount of rawness given to this music by having the drum a bit subdued, and the guitar's distortion of course. The guitar work and the vocals are really driving the show here. The first one is everywhere. It could be clean and calm at times, crushing in the frequent moderate parts, or taking the form of tremolo picking in the faster paces. That's what I like about this album, lots of guitars and variation in the tempos. The vocals are the other marvel on this disc. Again, they are varied and just great whatever the style they take: rasps, sick, growls and scream, while suiting perfectly for a black mass priest! A few samplings and electronics are included, but basically this album is all about great guitar and vocals, backed up by more discrete bass and drum.

Favorite tracks here: "Summoning", "Black Revelations of a Victorious Apocalypse", Soulless Eternity" and "The Release".

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Review: Nihil Sine Diabolvs (reviewed by Lars Christiansen)
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