Thoren are a band from Detroit, Michigan that has been featured before in this zine and plays an instrumental, progressive, technical and dissonant mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their album "Gwarth II" which will be released in 2020 by Drylands Records.
Technical sounding guitar leads start off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them. When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats can also be heard as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody.
At times the music also gets very progressive sounding while the songs also bring in elements of black and death metal. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the tracks also adding in some dissonant sounding structures and as the album progresses a brief use of classical guitars can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction.
On this recording Thoren remains true to the progressive, technical and dissonant mixture of black and death metal as well as also keeping everything in an instrumental direction and the production sounds very professional.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Thoren and if you are a fan of instrumental, technical, progressive and dissonant black and death metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gwarth" "Vex" "Raun Raeg" and "Suith". 8 out of 10.