Thursday, 26 January 2012

Heavy Metal New Blood Album Review : Enthrall - Throes of Fire

Enthrall - Throes of Fire
Rating: 7.5/10

Enthrall is for all intents and purposes now a one man band from Bangalore, India. The second release  at the beginning of December 2011 follows the signing from independent Greek label Metal Fighters.

The album is a concept album based around a fictional character Raven who comes face to face with emotions such as torment, anguish, sympathy and sadness through his phases of life.

With progressive elements to the music the album is hard to fit into a specific genre and not easily comparable to other metal bands, which speaks volumes to the individuality of the music. To be perfectly honest when I discovered this is now essentially a one man band I wasn't sure what to expect but it really works. I should clarify that the recording of the album involved some other musicians but the concept, writing and all the creative side was completed entirely by Neil Rego.

The album is strong both creatively and instrumentally and while none of the tracks sound the same the theme that unites them allows the album to flow seamlessly from track to track.

Slower more melodic guitar sections alternate with heavier distorted parts both within and between tracks, undepinned by a strong drum beat and overlaid with clean vocals that serve to both emphasise the lighter portions yet still managing to highlight the heavier parts. Some spoken word sections also offer a little extra diversity to the album.

Rather than stand out tracks I think this is an album that you need to sit and listen to start to finish. I am aware I recommend you give this a listen for yourself I don't think you will be disappointed!



  1. Whoever wrote this is a douche and has no taste in music !

    1. Or perhaps just different music taste to you...
      What was it you didn't like about the album?