GOD DETHRONED - The Lair Of The White Worm

God Dethroned - The Lair Of The White Worm

9 songs
40:10 minutes
***** ****
Metal Blade


God Dethroned, the gory death thrashers from the Netherlands have taken their lyrical inspiration for the new record from a minor Bram Stoker novel. Since their comeback album The Grand Grimoire, God Dethroned have always known how to combine death metal with thrash elements. The new album The Lair Of The White Worm still follows more or less this pattern, but it can't be described as a clone of its predecessor Into The Lungs Of Hell. The opener Nihilism is one of the most extreme tracks the band has performed so far. The ultrafast title song, Loyal To The Crown Of God Dethroned (what an amazing title!) and Last Zip Of Spit raise the suspicion that God Dethroned still consider Slayer among their influences. But the album also contains more melodic parts than what they did in the past. This seems to be contemporary death metal trend as Amon Amorth followed the same direction on their latest output. An explanation for the more melodic lines may the new bassist and guitar player. Just to compare; There were 5 guitar solos on the last album, this on contains 17. Songs like Arch Enemy Spain and especially Rusty Nails are even mid tempo tracks with roaring vocals, yet beautiful melodies. Again, God Dethroned have produced a great death metal album full of variations which sets itself apart from the competition.

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