When members of Darkened, Necrophobic, and In Aeternum come together to summon the gods of death metal, it sounds like AngelBlast. Formed in 2019, the Swedish and Canadian combo quickly impressed the denizens of the Underground with their Rotting Paradise 7″ (Edged Circle). Fans of early Morbid Angel, Malevolent Creation, and Unanimated appreciated AngelBlast’s vicious homage and advanced aggression. Now, the international quartet–Hempa Brynolfsson (guitars), Gord Olson (guitars/vocals), Johan Bergebäck (bass), and Perra Karlsson (drums)–have plied the forces of darkness for yet another 7″ (Edged Circle) in the form of Throne of Ashes.
Decibel and Norway-based Edged Circle are proud to cooperate in the devilish deeds that is the full stream of the Throne of Ashes 7″. Moored by two ferocious tracks–“Throne of Ashes” and “Tartarus”–AngelBlast’s new mantra is to throttle up brutality while also improving the overall songwriting quality. Clearly, the quartet, even during trying pandemic times, thrived, and were able to output yet another high-quality slab of true death metal.
AngelBlast say: “While the previous release was the band in an embryonic stage, Throne of Ashes feels now like a true realization of the AngelBlast sound. A swirling venomous storm of energy, aggression, and atmosphere!”
By stillborn blessed gods dreaming in dead forests, we hereby usher horns aloft AngelBlast’s Throne of Ashes.