Search


Categories

Latest updates...

ANVIL - review
(January 18, 2018)
NAGA - review
(January 14, 2018)
VELD - review
(January 14, 2018)
SLOW - review
(January 14, 2018)
MAZE OF SOTHOTH - review
(January 14, 2018)
HELLISH GOD - review
(January 13, 2018)
VALGRIND - review
(January 13, 2018)
ATOMWINTER - review
(January 13, 2018)
ENGULF - review
(January 13, 2018)
GAEREA - review
(January 12, 2018)
FRACTAL GENERATOR - review
(January 12, 2018)
VOIDS OF VOMIT - review
(January 12, 2018)
LORD OF PAGATHORN - review
(January 12, 2018)
WECKÖRHEAD - review
(January 06, 2018)
THE PSALM - review
(January 04, 2018)
BEST OF 2017 -... - special
(December 31, 2017)
MARDUK - review
(December 29, 2017)
MONOLITHE - review
(December 27, 2017)
DEVASTATION - review
(December 27, 2017)
FUNERAL NATION - review
(December 26, 2017)
UNDERGANG - interview
(December 26, 2017)
MYSTIFIER - review
(December 26, 2017)
AOSOTH - review
(December 25, 2017)
DAMNATIONS HAMMER - review
(December 23, 2017)

THORNIUM
THORNIUM
Mushroom Clouds And Dusk
(Soulseller Records)
38:53min

In times before the light (and this time I'm referring to the worldwide internet revolution) the THORNIUM debut - "Dominions Of The Eclipse", released in 1994/1995 via Necromantic Gallery Production, was one of the real rare / limited / bad distributed jewels of the second wave of Norwegian Black Metal and it took me nearly 2 years to get my grabby fingers on this CD. But it was worth every effort because the album was offering the perfect balance of keyboard supported Black Metal with an unchanged dark and misanthropic heart. So talking on a very personally basis I was looking forward for any kind of new release from this Norwegian band for years, even if the last 15 years have passed without nearly any sign of life. But these years have changed the THORNIUM style drastically. In 2009 the band sounds like a 99,9 % SATYRICON twin, with strong bounds to their 1999 manifest "Rebel Extravaganza". So don't expect any warm sound structures - coldness is ruling "Mushroom Clouds And Dusk" and the aggression level is very high. The songs are coming along with maybe not innovative but still good keys with a sound which is supporting the overall atmosphere of the release. But it's very difficult to judge this album on a neutral level without ending up in the copykill section. THORNIUM have brought their music to another level - think that a further mid-tempo Black Metal album with keys would die by the sword without hesitation because there are just too many bands on this planet which are playing the same kind of music - and their second release is without a doubt a highlight of this year. But the fact that the band in 2009 has more in common with one of the scene "leaders" instead of searching for their own way cannot be ignored completely. www.thornium.com, www.soulsellerrecords.com

Matthias Auch

< back   |   print   |   report errors   |   order from Amazon.de   |   order from Amazon.com



© 2000 - 2017 - Voices From The Darkside   |   Page origin: Dec. 04, 2000