Angry Metal Primer – God Dethroned

Over 40 years of metal’s biological urge (and a hefty lack of restraint) has resulted in some incomprehensibly large catalogs. No one should have to listen to anywhere from 13 to 15 [Luca Turilli’s] Rhapsody [of Fire] albums just to get caught up for a new release. So each week (as required and/or able), we’re offering a selection of prime(r)(er) cuts to get you up to speed. Without further ado, welcome to…

“This crew of Dutch destroyers is almost singlehandedly responsible for ruining melodic death metal for me. Their ability to combine immediate riffing and coruscating blackened tremolos with just the right amount of melody has always made the difference in an ocean of saccharine melo-mediocrity.1 From the biting rusted edge of their early records2 to their Bolt Thrower-flavored preoccupation with WWI, this is a band that defines the concept of a reliable constant. If tempestuous riffs, vile vocals, and tasteful, elegiac use of melody sound appealing, then God Dethroned are the usurpers for you.”

Ferrous Beuller

  • The Grand Grimoire, 1997
    – “The Art of Immolation”
    – “The Grand Grimoire”
    – “Under a Silver Moon”
  • Bloody Blasphemy, 1999
    – “Nocturnal”
    – “The Execution Protocol”
    – “Soul Capture 1562”
    – “Bloody Blasphemy”
  • Ravenous, 2001
    – “The Poison Apple”
    – “Villa Vampiria”
  • Into the Lungs of Hell, 2003
    – “Soulsweeper”
  • The Lair of the White Worm, 2004
    – “The Lair of the White Worm”
  • Passiondale (Passchendaele), 2009
    – “Poison Fog”
    – “Passiondale”
    – “No Survivors”
  • Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, 2010
    – “The Red Baron”
  • The World Ablaze, 2017
    – “On the Wrong Side of the Wire”
    – “Escape Across the Ice (The White Army)”
  • Illuminati, 2020
    – “Illuminati”
    – “Spirit of Beelzebub”

God Dethroned’s eleventh album Illuminati will be released on February 7th worldwide via Metal Blade.

Show 2 footnotes

  1. You’re motherfucking fired. – Dr. Wvrm
  2. Sadly, their dense, almost unrecognizable debut is missing from Spotify.
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