Swedish black metal purveyors Valkyrja spit their fourth full-length into the void with Throne Ablaze, their first release in five years. Picking up where The Antagonist’s Fire left off, walking in the path forged by acts like Dissection, each track on Throne Ablaze is a chunk of cold, biting melodic black metal.
Throughout, Valkyrja maintain an impressive level of ferocity. Even on longer songs like “Opposer of Light” and “Throne Ablaze,” the Swedes maintain their stamina and avoid padding the tracks with filler. Hear the entirety of Throne Ablaze below. It’s out today on WTC Productions.