"A Decade of Necrostuprumical Madness" (Deathgasm; 2006)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

Hailing from Poland, Throneum is a semi-legendary underground act with a vast discography consisting of a lot of limited releases (EPs, splits, etc.) mostly in traditional vinyl and tape formats. “A Decade of Necrostuprumical Madness” collects the best of Throneum’s decade long recording history in one complete package.

Throneum’s sound and style is best described as a solid mix of early era and traditional death and thrash metal genres with speed and black metal influences. Metal purists will exalt at the classic sounds and aggressive attitude displayed on the various tracks culled for this release.

It’s obvious by listening to “A Decade of Necrostuprumical Madness” that Throneum have adapted well to the elements of these classic genre traits.  What’s troubling is the lack of cohesiveness from track one to track twenty-three. While “best of” collections and anthologies are prone to being disjointed, Throneum do save the day by keeping the momentum pushing forward at near break-neck speeds at all costs. It goes without saying that Throneum are not a ground-breaking act; however, it’s clear that is not the band’s intent. In fact, Throneum get “it” right by paying homage to the artists that defined the explosive creativity of the death and thrash metal genres.

Throneum and “A Decade of Necrostuprumical Madness” is for fans of Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Bestial Warlust, Possessed, and Asphyx.

“A Decade of Necrostuprumical Madness” was executively produced by Deathgasm Records.

Throneum is Tomasz a.k.a. “The Great Executor,” Marek a.k.a. “Thermonuclear Philosopher,” and Maras a.k.a. “Necrosodomic Corpse Molestator.”

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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