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Check out a band that is quickly climbing the ranks of my “favorite bands” list.

Let me tell you a little story about how I discovered Tyranny Enthroned. It was shortly after I had received my first batch of holiday pay and like any good metalhead, I was giving all of it to Bandcamp purchases. I then somehow, through the distractions of the internet, ended up watching a Youtube video of some tech-death band. I say “some tech-death band”, because I don’t remember what the band was. The reason I don’t remember? Tyranny Enthroned! Yes, they managed to make ME forget about a tech death band and I still to this day don’t know what that band was. It’s all thanks to this video for “Born Of Hate”:

Naturally, after hearing how surprisingly good that was, my interest was piqued. I saw that this video was from 2012 and wondered if they had released anything else. I ended up finding their Bandcamp and learning that they had in fact recently released their sophomore album. What luck! I clicked play on that album and the rest is history. I’m now a proud owner of everything these guys have done.

Tyranny Enthroned are a blackened death metal band from St. Louis, who have released two albums so far – Born Of Hate and Our Great Undoing respectively. Their debut album is phenomenal and the sophomore is even better than. When I listen to their music I’m reminded of Behemoth and Vader. Their riffs are definitely influenced by black metal as is the overall tone of the record, while drumming and vocals are on the death metal side of the spectrum. The vocals specifically remind me of Abysmal Dawn. I also happen to dig the fuck out of their guitar tone. It makes riffs like the one in the beginning of “Born of Hate” that much better. Now, as we all know, combining black metal and death metal is nothing new, and a lot of bands do it. So it’s not like Tyranny Enthroned are reinventing the wheel or anything, but they are taking said wheel and bringing it that much closer to perfection. These guys could have just stopped right there and settled for making solid black/death metal music, but that wasn’t enough for them. I’m stoked that this is the case, because a good amount of their tracks have some damn fine groove to them and even a bit of technicality going on as well. Check out one of my favorites from Our Great Undoing, “The Incubus” which is a perfect example of everything that comprises their sound:

The band released Born Of Hate independently in 2013 and Our Great Undoing via Blast Head Records in 2014. So, maybe they will continue to follow that pattern and release another album in 2015? I guess we have to wait and see. One thing is for sure, if they keep going at this rate they are gonna get big fast. At least they should. You can get their music on their Bandcamp here and here. As always, don’t forget to give ’em a like on Facebook.

  • I wrote a song for you guys. It contains three audio tracks. Two guitars, and one vocal/lead. I did each track in one take. It was too lolbuttz to not post it for you guys.

    There are even some shout outs in there! But seriously, it is totes lolbuttz.

    GL

    https://soundcloud.com/g-l-44/gl-going-down-to-the-turlet

    • Edward #negrodMMXV

      Without hearing said track, the artwork makes it.

      • Trust me, it is terrible. I do not sing – so when all that just came out of no where I couldn’t help but not pass it along!

        GL

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          It’s so good though!

        • nonono, it’s purr-fect!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It sure is Jimmy. It sure is.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          When we eventually reach the point where TOH can sponsor concerts/festivals, you must close down the venue every night with a live version of this masterpiece.

    • Brock Samson

      This is magic

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      A+, would play this song at my funeral.

    • Tyree

      Way to end it on a fart dude!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj1JnOd7c9M

    • Well my day is made

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      Feature This!

    • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

      You are an artistic genius George.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I’m going to give this 11 infinity/10

      • Thanks Hurb. The best part is it was all improvised. If I had rehearsed it, it would have been way less genuine. YOU EVEN MADE THE COVER!

        GL

        • it’ll be on the wikia: “cover art is a photo of Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void when he dye his hair to impress a goat girl”

        • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

          The improvisation gives it that toilet soul. It sparkles with creative ambition and an urge to get those complex emotions across. An impressive feat and worthy of the turlet.

          Do you have any bluegrass recommendations? I like the musics when it comes up but I don’t know what to listen to.

          • I second Hubert. Only bluegrass thing I listened was those sweden melodeath bluegrass cover jajaja. And I like that vibe!

          • Well, there are a lot of good players/groups. It is pretty easy to get lost in the land of Youtube.

            you can start hear though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzVUNJKiDc

            Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson are well know players. I will say though, almost everyone you come across will have serious chops. It is very humbling to listen to.

            GL

          • Guacamole Jim

            Always start with Scruggs.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Met some of Doc Watsons family in college

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Have you ever heard of the band New Riders Of The Purple Sage? They play country rock with bluegrass influences. You might like them GL.

          • They sound pretty good man! Thanks for the tip

            GL

          • KJM

            What of Poco?

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I love Poco. I learned about them from my uncle who also told me about 13th Floor Elevators, Quicksilver Messeger Service and quite a few other good bands.

    • terrific! <3

    • Guacamole Jim

      True artistic genius. The use of musique concrète at the end spoke to my soul.

    • BLVKKBEVRD

      Needs more blasting and less deafheaven hate

      • Yeah sorry about that. It just came out, not a real feeling for me. Hopefully GC it OK with this explanation.

        GL

        • BLVKKBEVRD

          Sometimes a song makes you feel feels you didn’t otherwise feels

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt/Not Mad
        • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

          Of course they ain’t, they deaf ain’t they

          • CyberneticOrganism

            “WHAT?!”

            – Deafheaven

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      There was no mention of me, and I appreciate that. Obscurity until death!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        “Mountain” has to be hard to rhyme in a song like this.

    • OMG, my favorite song of 2015!!!!!!! thanks GL!

      • imagine this: a full GL album with mentions of users in the disqus.. I want to hear what would say about all of us <3

        • he’d have to shut up and take ourmoneys

        • you cannot put pressure on greatness man!

          GL

          • that’s the job of the fans, bro! Put pressure on artists so they can suicide! 😀

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I can’t equal this masterpiece of a song. Album wise I have announced an album that will be without equal. It is called One With The Pride and it shall be released this fall. JJD-core has been born!

          • Stanley
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            The album is now titled City Of Diamonds

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            The Hair & The Pride (In Color)

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I like that quite a bit. That’s the new, finalized title.

          • Stanley

            Not enough Cherries. It needs more Cherries.

    • CyberneticOrganism
    • Maik Beninton

      Beautiful.
      lmao/10

    • omg lmao

    • This a a true fucking masterpiece.

    • Fucking brilliant!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I want to add some acoustic bass to this so badly today… MUST… CONCENTRATE… ON… WORK…

      • That and drums would be neat to hear! I guess there are tools for ppls to do that if they want!

        GL

        • Tyree

          I’ll play some polka beats.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan

          I really want to create a funeral doom remix of this.

        • I’ve been working on a country record for a little while. It’d be super rad if you wanted to contribute a shredding acoustic solo on a track!

    • Those two little fart noises at the end really finish this masterpiece of modern funeral doom grass. High Quality!

      AK’s FP

    • Renan Ribeiro

      You should post this in every thread from now on

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      DAT SOLO!! Kick as GL…GoJIRAesque!!

    • NefariousDude

      TOH theme song.

    • J.R.

      GL / Scab Turlet ov Hell musical compendium when?

  • Edward #negrodMMXV

    Damn it JB – I will check this out after work today.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    This is some great stuff, but I can’t tel if the guitarists arm is tattooed, super hairy, or dirty. Seriously what is going on there.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      It’s cunting grease.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

    I like this band JB. They remind me of Vader and Emperor.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

    Ehh, it’s alright. 5,5/10

    • first part was good, first riff was good. then started the black merol part and I didn’t wanted to continue listening :'(

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom and Void

        I like it all a bit, even the blackened bits, but it’s all so manufactured and picture perfect, it doesn’t really come across as it should.

        • Renan Ribeiro

          I did have that feeling at parts. Like it was too polished, maybe?

          • I didn’t like those parts because I didn’t felt any connection with the beginning, idk.. It must be because I’m sleepy and I want to hear doomy doom merol jajaja

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Check out that Soom song I posted yesterday, bud

            FYI NS Beliefs included

          • national-socialist?

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Yes

          • isn’t ironic that a latin listen to national-socialist music? jajaja

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            I’m pretty sure there are Latin NS bands

          • there’s irrationality everywhere (it’s good wrote that word?)

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            The word is good, your use of the contraction is better

          • I want to taste Mountain Dew! jajaja.. It’s one of those things I want to do if I ever travel to US. I’m listening Novembers Doom. And, I paused to listen that Stargazer song you recommended in the previous post!

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I don’t know what Mountain Dew tastes like for comparison purposes. It’s unique, and not very good.

          • it’s like Red Bull?

          • Renan Ribeiro

            Nah, it’s not that bad. I assume we have similar sodas in Brazil and Venezuela and it doesn’t taste like anything I’ve had here.

            I think the closest is sprite, but it’s more bitter than sour, it that makes any sense.

          • Sprite is like 7UP? 🙁 sorry, I got so many questions about life

          • Renan Ribeiro

            Yup, except you can’t find 7UP in Brazil anymore.

          • I like 7Up! So, I think I will like it :3 We got this in Venezuela. It’s my fav soda (and it’s green, so it’s a plus jajaja): http://www.bodcabodegon.com/tienda/images/stories/virtuemart/product/chinotto.png

          • Renan Ribeiro

            Is the liquid inside green? Because if its transparent with white foam it is sprite under a different name, the label around the bottle is the same lol

          • nah, it’s a freaking sprite.. but the bottle is green.. :3

          • Renan Ribeiro

            Yeah, so we have the same favorite soda. Although I’ve been cutting it up recently trying to remedy my expanding waistline.

          • one soda at week, keep the belly slim :3

          • “shut your mouth!”
            -internet nerds
            (DMD FTW!)

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I like Surge better.

          • KJM

            See, that stuff tastes nasty to me.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I love it. I used to drink it all the time when I was very little. I’m happy it came back.

          • It came back?!?! OMG I lived on that shit back when I first moved out on my own (a week after my first paycheck and turning 18 lol).

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It’s Amazon exclusive for now but I’ve heard rumors of a full release coming soon.

          • Damn, I was about to make a holy pilgrimage to my nearest grocery!

            http://i.imgur.com/v2YUhcO.gif

          • Renan Ribeiro

            I once read a magazine feature about Digipe and how their students survived on liters of Mountain Dew daily.

          • KJM

            I drink at least 2 liters a day.

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            I do enjoy you’r new avatar, (this can’t possibly make things worse)
            Also, how is DomWest’s new show? I believe you have seen it.

          • i’m 1.5 episodes in. it’s okay, i’ll probably keep watching. of course Dom’s acting is top-shelf. did you know that HD episodes of The Wire are out?!?! droooooooooooool

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            HD? Need.

          • KJM

            Be careful, you’ll get hooked!!

          • Scrimm

            It tastes like this.

          • Another classic Chicago band!

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            Take maii hand! We’re off to Doomy Merol land!

          • mr. Bear, did you liked Novembers Doom last album?

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            I haven’t spinned it really 🙁 I still need to get on that. They have been hit or miss for me, always

          • it’s my first time listening them. they got some acoustics and some straight-forward songs 🙂 I like it. The guitars make some dissonances a la Katatonia that spawned my attention. The singer is very good too.

          • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

            I’m four songs in. More solid than the last album I checked, at least for now… I could do with a slower tempo tho, I like doom Doooooooooooooooom-y

          • wrote those names in my Link’s Notebook 🙂

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      I give it a 7.5/10 because I like the combination of black metal and death metal that these guys do.

  • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

    It’s okay. Wasn’t impressed by the second song, the first had some nice bits, possibly will check them further at some point.

    • Guacamole Jim

      Yeah, the first song was actually pretty good.

  • BLVKKBEVRD

    Feels pretty rote/10

    • blackbeard: introducing more words that i require googling every day…

      • it is most mexcellent isn’t it?

        GL

      • BLVKKBEVRD

        My vocabulary is a relentlessly honed verbal weapon

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Like some kind of deadly, scary, killing-kinda thingy…

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            I do tutoring on the side, CO

          • CyberneticOrganism

            That good, make me the more smart

          • DDubya.

            Me too. It’s been a great vocab review!

  • Wrath of God

    You didn’t lead me astray on Bloodshot Dawn jacky boy, so I’m gonna trust you on this.

    • Renan Ribeiro

      Somehow I knew that God spoke like Chibs. I just knew it in my heart.

    • same. thanks to Jacky Boy, Bloodshot Dawn made my top 10 last year! also, don’t forget to check out the other Dawn: Abysmal!

    • Bloodshot Dawn>>>>>>>>>>>

  • this band rules, @webb71:disqus! way better than the shitty new Marduk i’m listening to. may have to review it for the tarlet.

    • Nordling Rites Ov MMXIV

      I have actually enjoyed that new Marduk

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan

      Damnit. I was excited for the new Marduk Jimmy!

  • Renan Ribeiro

    They do have some nice hints of tech in their sound. Cool bass, great riffs.

    Good Rec, mr. Bauer

  • Tyranny Enthroned are awesome. I bought their first album back in 2013 based on a recommendation from a Dutch dude and haven’t regretted it. Sadly, I’ve yet to listen to their most recent album because I forgot it came out. That shall change as soon as I get my car back from being repaired (yay to fucking break pads wearing out).

  • Mr. Bojangles

    This song sounds like…death metal.

  • Lacertilian

    Thanks Jack, mmmm I do enjoy meat ‘n potatoes most days of the week

  • a St. Louis band!