CD review DETHRONE ‘State of Decay’

There are quite some bands with the moniker Dethrone. This time it is about the Swedish quartet that premiered in 2103 with “Humanity’ and continued with their sinister sounds on ‘Incinerate All’ in 2016. Four years later, the guys unleash a new EP, featuring four songs.

The four-piece band from Sweden fuse thrash- and death metal that finds a first manifestation ‘State of Decay’ with the aggressive opener ‘Divine Supremacy’. A thundering riff and an into-the-face approach is what the first song stands for and the following ‘Revolt’ doesn’t change direction. The song’s more moderate paced and builds on a solid groove which makes it contrary to the furious and raging ‘Flesh Harvest’. The latter takes mostly the foot off the brake with a few breaks being a well-placed attentionizer. Things get to an end rather quickly and with ‘Room 101’ the last track waits already in line. Everybody who read George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ novel knows that room 100 refers to the torture chamber in the Ministry of Love and if you listen to Dethrone’s tune, the room is certainly no place of joy. Musically, the track is another brutal song that can handle comparisons with the other three tracks on this release.

‘State of Decay’ is a strong EP with good songs. It’s not that the release features a lot of unexpected moments. It’s the sheer power that speaks for this EP.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Divine Supremacy
  2. Revolt
  3. Flesh Harvest
  4. Room 101

Label: Massacre Records

Genre: Death-/Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: October 13th, 2020

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