Threnody (Woe of Tyrants album)

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Threnody
Studio album by Woe of Tyrants
Released April 13, 2010
Recorded December 2009
Genre Melodic death metal, thrash metal, power metal
Length40:55
Label Metal Blade
Producer Jamie King
Woe of Tyrants chronology
Kingdom of Might
(2009)
Threnody
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Threnody is the third album by American death metal band Woe of Tyrants, released on April 13, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. It was produced by Jamie King. [3]

Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low-tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, aggressive, powerful drumming featuring double kick and blast beat techniques, minor keys or atonality, abrupt tempo, key, and time signature changes, and chromatic chord progressions. The lyrical themes of death metal may invoke slasher film-stylized violence, religion, occultism, Lovecraftian horror, nature, mysticism, mythology, philosophy, science fiction, and politics, and they may describe extreme acts, including mutilation, dissection, torture, rape, cannibalism, and necrophilia.

Woe of Tyrants is an American death metal band from Chillicothe, Ohio, which formed in 2004.

Metal Blade Records record label

Metal Blade Records is a heavy metal independent record label founded by Brian Slagel in 1982. The U.S. office for Metal Blade is located in Agoura Hills, California. It also has offices in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the UK. The label is distributed in the U.S. by RED Distribution, and in Canada by Sony Music Entertainment. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Records in the United States from 1988 to 1993.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Tetelestai" – 1:06
  2. "Creatures of the Mire" – 4:57
  3. "Venom Eye" - 4:56
  4. "Tempting the Wretch" - 4:28
  5. "Threnody" - 4:30
  6. "Bloodsmear" - 5:40
  7. "The Venus Orbit" - 5:56
  8. "Lightning Over Atlantis" - 5:20
  9. "Singing Surrender" - 4:39
  10. "Descendit Ad Inferos (The Harrowing of Hell)" - 7:39

Personnel

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

Drum kit collection of drums and other percussion instruments

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. PopMatters review
  3. "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WOE OF TYRANTS: 'Threnody' Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.