Blood Red Throne, "Come Death"
If you'’ve heard one Blood Red Throne album and liked it, you’ll like all of their stuff. If you don’t like it, you’ll probably accuse the band of sounding exactly the same from track to track and album to album. I’m of the former group, and I revel in every filthy groove, disgusting lyric, brutal death grunt and offal-smeared blast beat that BRT produce. Of course the band’s focus is one-dimensional when compared to those groups into utter technicality, or over-the top dynamism, but they get the job done each and every time they hit the speakers. They’re around to fuck you up with straight-forward death metal that’s as smooth as it is heavy, deal with it.
BRT’s latest installment, Come Death, is what you’d expect, and should hope for from these depraved Norwegians: nine tracks of unrepentant, violent death metal that’s so easy for headbanging that it shouldn’t be legal (this includes a cool cover of Gorguts’ “Disincarnated”). When you hit play, “Slaying the Lamb” kicks things off and for the next 42-minutes, BRT own your soul, as Come Death courses through your speakers and influences you to do very bad things. I don’t really know how else to put it. Listening to this disc is fun, the way driving too fast, or doing things you know could get you in trouble sometimes is. Come Death may not blow your mind, but it will have your neck hurting for days at a time, because there are very few bands in the business who can write a death groove like Blood Red Throne.