Threnodyby Woe of Tyrants
The kings of Chillicothe, OH death metal's third full-length (and second for Metal Blade) growls, howls, stops, and starts like any good death metal album should. Guitarists Matt Kincaid and Nick Dozer slap down some truly impressive (as in take the listeners to school) riffs and leads in between all of the cacophonous, metalcore-infused math breakdowns and jackhammer crescendos, but Woe of Tyrants' modus operandi is clearly informed by the classics. Threnody's slick production represents only a slight deviation from 2009's Kingdom of Might, which should please metal fans with a penchant for the progressive. Every double-kick, dual lead, and orchestral vista is singularly audible, resulting in an odd, sort of clear-headed wave of brutality that works more times than not (think Dark Tranquillity without the reverb). Standout cuts like "Creatures of the Mire," "Bloodsmear," and the nearly seven-minute title cut (which skillfully blends vintage Iron Maiden melodies with the sonic assault of Coalesce) feel honed, tarred and feathered.
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- Metal Blade
Performance CreditsWoe of Tyrants Primary Artist
Dustie Waring Soloist,Guest Appearance
Shaun Gunter Bass,Group Member
Chris Catanzaro Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Matt Kincaid Guitar,Group Member
Johnny Roberts Drums,Group Member
Nick Dozer Guitar,Sitar,Group Member
Technical CreditsJamie King Producer,Engineer
Woe of Tyrants Composer,Producer
Colin Marks Artwork,Layout
Chris Catanzaro Composer,Lyricist
Gerald "Foam" Ammons Demo Engineer
Matt Day Band Photo
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They compare very well to Arsis with all the precision and melody. I saw them about a year ago...only second in the lineup...and got blown away. Buy all of their music!
I had no idea this album was out until a month after it's release. I need to better keep track of the progress of all my favorite bands I guess. Upon realizing that these guys had a new album, I was all over it, considering I loved their 1st album quite a bit, Kingdom of Might. I would go as far as to say that they have improved with this album. I loved every moment of it! These guys have amazing sound, mixing death metal with occasional melodic sound within it, and a positive underlying message within their lyrics. If you are into metal & death metal, I definitely recommend these guys. Go out and pick up their albums. You won't regret it!