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Album Review: Wild Throne – Blood Maker

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PST)


Say what you want, but I think Ross Robinson knows how to pick ’em. I’m not even talking about his arguably best celebrated releases with Korn, Slipknot and, cough, Limp Bizkit… but even artists he has worked with like The Blood Brothers, Amen,Tech N9ne  and Glassjaw. Robinson knows how to get overpowering performances and the coolest sounds many of his artists ever get in the studio. He knows talent that will potentially turn heads.

So here we are. Bellingham, WA progressive rock/metal trio WILD THRONE (formerly known as Dog Shredder) emerge with their debut EP, Blood Maker. I don’t know how much the songwriting here was affected by Ross, but the group are very exciting and the performances incredibly inspired. From the lonely rolling drums of “The Wrecking Ball Unchained” that tumble in at the EP’s start until vocalist/guitarist Josh Holland’s melodic voice sails in with a certain almost Celtic sounding flair. The band soar at times like Muse or Fair to Midland on a dirtier kick and it fucking rules. “Shadow Deserts” is a triumph of alien textures married to the snap of post-hardcore, rapid fire percussive riffs and sing along soul power.

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