THY ENDLESS WRATH
NEXT TO THE THRONE OF CHAOS
When thunder is the first sound that you hear on an album, chances are you should brace yourself for a vicious onslaught, and in the case of Thy Endless Wrath, such is the case. On the outfit’s 10-track keyboard-laden maelstrom of metal, the band does its best Cradle of Filth recreation, with traces of Dimmu Borgir and Emperor strewn in for good measure. And the cover, which features a chiseled demon-like character appearing to be summoning the listeners to join in the mayhem, is one of the most metal images seen in a long time. How’s that for enticing the impressionable to step to the dark side? If you enjoy black metal with a flare for drama, NEXT TO THE THRONE OF CHAOS delivers.