With Throane, French musician and Church of Ra member, Dehn Sora, combines sludge, post, and black metal to create a suffocating, smothering sonic monster. One that instils a sense of unease, perhaps even dread, in the listener.
In the last five years, Sora has released two full length albums, and a single-track 13 minute EP. These releases are incredible in their consistency, firmly and quickly establishing Throane as a formidable and terrifying force in extreme metal.
The riffs here are absolutely crushing, powering through and rarely relenting. There are quieter moments, however it’s in these moments the atmosphere artfully increasing the tension, and the dread, as we wait for the coming onslaught.
Throane are an easy recommendation for fans of Amenra, but they’re also very much their own beast. A terrifying, powerful beast well worth your time.