God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire


4.5
superb

Review

by MrBlackDeath USER (1 Reviews)
March 26th, 2018 | 205 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Absolute blackened death metal classic from the KINGZ of fucking EXTREME METAL!

God Dethroned, the ultimate extreme metal band, have near perfected everything from Melodic Death Metal to Blackened Death Metal to Old School Death metal and even Deaththrash. Now this album has a much more black metal sound to this bands later work which falls into more traditional death metal territories. Fast Dissection esque guitars, sharp melodies and raspy shrieks and an evil atmosphere dominate this album, every song on this album is full of riffs and melodies and very distinguishable from each other this is black/death metal as its suppose to be, melodic, atmospheric, riff-driven and memorable.

One of the things which God Dethroned do well on this record is give the music structure and a particular sound without it becoming one dimensional and repetitive, each song is very easily distinguishable from each other and has different lyrics to accompany it. "The Somberness of Winter", which is about an explorer searching for the northern passage to the Indies but ends up lost and finding a passage to Hell. Under a silver moon about some kind of demonic rape, and the title track about searching for some kind of black magic know as "grand grimiore" each some has chorus which repeat, different tempos, everything is timed perfectly, the melody is never overused or cheesy, it fits in and makes the music all the more powerful. A good example of this would be the solo in "under a silver moon" its a moment or true beauty found in an otherwise dark and heavy record, yet God Dethroned make it fit perfectly.

God Dethroned have made a really great album with this release, if I can compare the sound to any bands in particular it would be somewhat similar to Dissection and Necrophobic, but God Dethroned really have their own sound.


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MrBlackDeath
March 26th 2018


274 Comments


Dont care if this review is technically good or not, I just did it to get this band some awareness around here.

MrBlackDeath
March 26th 2018


274 Comments


Dont bother reading the review just listen to it!

combustion07
March 26th 2018


6880 Comments


Pretty solid review. Agreed band needs more love here

MrBlackDeath
March 26th 2018


274 Comments


yeah dunno why all those pozers dont like em.

Wonder how long it will take until Adolfchrist and Snoxall come on here to troll.

Deathconscious
March 26th 2018


24644 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good call.



Review reads like a teenager's high school essay.

Digging: Defeated Sanity - The Sanguinary Impetus

MrBlackDeath
March 26th 2018


274 Comments


Thats it Adolfchrist BRING IT!!!

MrBlackDeath
March 26th 2018


274 Comments


your reviews read like a bunch of random stuff slapped together by a druggo.

At least I admit mine arnt that good

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2018


12499 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Dont bother reading the review




Writes review, asks no one to read it :



I know you said you were just “trying to get some exposure for the band” but this is a really bad way to do it. Sure, if you’re actually being convincing there’s some (a lot) of lee-way. But this is quite the opposite.



Band defines average. Still skimming through some of the other records, but the outlook is the same.

Astral Abortis
March 26th 2018


6745 Comments


Shit album

parksungjoon
March 26th 2018


19716 Comments


"Band defines average."

have u heard bloody blasphemy?

Digging: Nuclear Death - Bride of Insect

Hawks
March 26th 2018


73730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah idk I think this band is sweet too.

CaliggyJack
March 26th 2018


3519 Comments


"KINGZ"

really dude...?

parksungjoon
March 26th 2018


19716 Comments


hawks knows

DinosaurJones
March 26th 2018


10280 Comments


"each song... has different lyrics to accompany it."

WHOA.

Deathconscious
March 26th 2018


24644 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Lmao

Deathconscious
March 26th 2018


24644 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"One of the things which God Dethroned do well on this record is give the music structure and a particular sound without it becoming one dimensional and repetitive"



Wow, they were able to give it structure and a particular sound without being repetitive?? How many bands with structure and a particular sound can do that??? Not many, man.

parksungjoon
March 26th 2018


19716 Comments


tfw u would rather meme about shit just to troll some new kid who is literally irrelevant instead of actually checking the music and making up your mind for yourself even tho theres a good chance ud dig it S:

idk yall seem immature af not gonna lie

Deathconscious
March 26th 2018


24644 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

If trolling some retard on sput costs me my maturity, ill take it.

parksungjoon
March 26th 2018


19716 Comments


like why not just listen to it and maybe realize that u like it and if u dont at least u have a justification for trolling him

j/s lol

DinosaurJones
March 26th 2018


10280 Comments


I don't enjoy the music. My irritation and desire to troll (which rarely crops up) comes from his refusal to believe that maybe, perhaps, we don't like the band. Instead, we must come up with a myriad of reasons that we don't like it (my ears don't find it enjoyable?) and name other bands who we prefer, which he then deems inferior and says that we're stupid druggies because we don't enjoy what he enjoys.

Seems like fair play to me.



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