Pim B. : Within the death metalworld Krisiun can be considered as a certainty. Even when the previous album ’Forged In Fury’ moved away a bit too much from their original style it still is a fine album. When you listen to the 11 studio albums the band recorded (of which 10 were released by Century Media), that previous album stands out a bit. This had nothing to do with the production by Erik Rutan, which was quite good. Yet, for the new album ‘Scourge Of The Enthroned’ the band returned to the Stage One Studio te record 8 new tracks with Andy Classen producing. Seen his productions on earlier Krisiun albums, this was a right choice. ‘Scourge Of The Enthroned’ sounds excellent.
The album’s cover art of course refers to the 3 brothers that form Krisiun. The cover painted by Eliran Kantor, shows 3 Annunaki (from the Sumerian mythology). The painting can be linked to the closing track ‘Whirlwind Of Immortality’ that deals with the Annunaki. But it also can be linked to the track ‘Demonic III’, which deals with the history of the band. Basically we can conclude that the complete album gives an overview what Krisiun stands for. In all songs you can hear it all. Like riffs that could have been on ‘Black Force Domain’ or ’The Great Execution’. The trio pounds away like crazy on the album although they leave enough room to grab your breath. The vicious solos that refer to Slayer are the icing on the cake.
In short, these Brazilians who are heading towards their 30th anniversary, recorded a mighty fine album you cannot ignore as a death metalfan. This is how brutal death metal should sound.