The black metal studio project Decrepit Throne self released their new debut album Traitor’s Grave on the 4th of February and recently released the physical CD copy of the album on April 10th. Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Gregory Maupin has joined forces with the New Jersey vocalist Ron Kaiser of the band Blasphemous to create Decrepit Throne. This band have clearly come together to create a very dark form of music and they most certainly achieve this!
Decrepit Throne have created seven tracks that consist of all the components of your stereotypical black metal band such as the evil sounding blast beats, dark lyrics and plenty of tremolo picking. These components almost make the band too stereotypical though and in my opinion does not exactly make the band stand out compared to other band’s of the same genre. Throughout this seven track album there are not many stand out moments as the majority of it is just depressing chords and evil sounding tremolo picking accompanied by the same drum beats. However, every now and then there are a few moments that certainly jump out from the rest of the songs but there are definitely not enough of these moments. One of the riffs in the third track Winter’s Call certainly stands out because it is something different and adds more of a full sound to the song as it is not just the same old chords. Unfortunately, not long after it goes back into the almost boring chord progressions. The riff in the fifth track Your Death My Solitude also stands out as it is adds a much more aggressive feel to the song but once again goes back into the same three chords used throughout the entire release.
Listening to this album was honestly such a bore and felt like it went on for hours. Unless you are a hardcore fan of depressing music, repetitive songs and seven tracks that sound near enough exactly the same then I highly suggest you give this album a pass.
Can not recommend that you listen to this one...