Monday, July 11, 2011

Thronar Discography (2003 - 2008)

Thronar was a battle metal from the Netherlands and they formed in 1996 under the name "Cerberus". They released two demos under that name and in 2002 they changed there name to "Thronar" to avoid being confused with other bands named "Cerberus". In 2003 they released there first demo simply dubbed Promo 2003. This was at the time of other prominent folk and viking acts so the label, "Seven Kingdoms" did the smart thing picked them up and there first studio work would be as a part of a split album with 3 other bands. With only 3 songs on the split album it was enough to convince the label that they could handle a whole LP. In 2005 they released there first studio album, For Death And Glory. This album just reeks awesomeness as the vocalist has a unique rasp going on that to my ears at least is damn enjoyable. There sound is rare because they make great use of highs and lows. It works so well because of the flow and arrangement of the tracks and furthermore for lack of a better word this album has a lot pep. They would then release there next studio album Unleash The Fire but only after a label switch and then touring with bands such as Eluveitie, Moonsorrow, Ensiferum, Arch Enemy, Korpiklaani, and In Extremo. It's a great masterpiece and would eventually be the plethora of the band unfortunately. The track "Thronar" embodies the bands sound and has some intense technical riffing. Clearly the touring with like minded bands had an effect on their sound as it was much more refined than the previous album. As mentioned earlier, this band disbanded after Unleash the Fire which is a major disappointment. I get the feeling that this band had so much more to bring to the table but unfortunately we'll never know.

Quality: For Death And Glory (2005) - V2 MP3 / VBR (scene rip)
Unleash The Fire (2008) - V0 MP3 /VBR