So, after reviewing Darkthrone’s Old Star last week and now having Enthroned’s latest, Cold Black Suns, drop on my desk this week, I really feel as though it would be a truly missed opportunity if both bands don’t go out on a co-headlining tour called the Decrepit Heavenly Bodies Tour. It would totally be the smash tour of the summer (well, it would be if Darkthrone ever toured, that is). This one is on me, guys. You’re welcome.
This is the first album for Belgium’s Enthroned in quite a few years. The latest album is just as black as their previous work and it really feels as though the band is going for that sweet spot lurking between black and death metal. Subject-wise, the one is very bleak and black, but is delivered is more of a melodic, grinding sort of death metal manner musically. It reminds me a lot of that musical space that Behemoth has occupied for quite some time. And they do a helluva a job with it. I found this album to be one of the more accessible and engaging death metal albums to come out so far in 2019. I just really dug this one. I think you might as well.
4 flip flops out of 5