Idol Throne: The Sibylline Age-2022.

Idol Throne:Power Thrash Metal from United States.

Discography:

Proof of Life (Demo 2021)Demo2021 
Unholy WarriorSingle2022 
White WolfSingle2022 
The Sibylline AgeFull-length2022

Members:

Jason SchultzGuitars (lead & rhythm) (2018-present)
See also: Wraith, ex-Monolith, Mind’s Horizon
Martin BowmanGuitars (lead & rhythm) (2018-present)
See also: Farwatch, ex-Quietus, Visionary, ex-Testimony
Aaron GroveDrums (2019-present)
See also: Acidic AssaultAxxios, Miles on Foot, ex-Forgotten Legion, ex-Wraith
Jake QuintanillaVocals (2020-present)
See also: ex-Monolith, Mind’s Horizon, Terminal XI
Trevor LaheyBass (2022-present)
See also: Xenopredator

Past Members:

Russell PlocickiBass (2019-2022)
See also: Gray Ghost
1.A Tale Untold01:25  instrumental
2.Unholy Warrior06:00 
3.The Labyrinth04:11 
4.Sacred Fire06:08 
5.White Wolf04:52 
6.Last Full Measure07:54 
7.Crown of Fools07:06 
8.Raven’s Blade06:54 
9.Power and Control05:11 
10.The Sibylline Age11:32 
 01:01:13 

One thought on “Idol Throne: The Sibylline Age-2022.

  1. Definition: Sibylline—adjective (literary) relating to or characteristic of a sibyl; prophetic and mysterious.

    The Sybilline Age is the debut album from northwest Indiana thrash/progressive/power metal band Idol Throne. Formed by guitarists Jason Schultz and Martin Bowman in 2018, Idol Throne combine influences from US power metal, Bay-Area thrash, neoclassical and traditional heavy metal and 1990s progressive metal with a strong focus on melody and tight songwriting.

    The result is a collection of songs that to my ear takes me back to the thrash and power metal heydays of the mid-80s. Perhaps that is what the album title is referring to, because today it feels neither prophetic nor mysterious, but derivitive and a little predictable. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing. In some ways this feels like the ‘comfort food’ of metal. Sometimes you just need to lay off the complex synchopation of Meshuggah and Gojira or the half-screamed vocals of metalcore and enjoy the tight melodic heavy metal of bands like Idol Throne.
    Production-wise and songwriting-wise, this reminds me of so many Christian metal bands from the mid-80s. It’s not the best, it lacks somewhat in certain frequencies but that certainly gives the release a particular audible ‘flavour’.

    The album opens atmospherically with the sound of fire and a mediaeval-sounding guitar passage (not that they had guitars in the middle ages, but you know what I mean). It’s pretty and harks back to those epic thrash albums that always featured a short, acoustic track (Exodus, Sepultura, I’m looking at you).

    “Unholy warrior” (track 2) kicks off in classic thrash style with a galloping riff and blood curdling scream. This is old-school thrash at its finest… just, maybe 35 years too late.

    “The Sibylline Age” highlights the diverse sound and range of the band. From fierce thrash (“Unholy Warrior”, “Crown of Fools”) to blasts of aggressive power and old-school melody (“The Labyrinth”, “Power and Control”, “White Wolf”), the album covers a broad spectrum of sounds and paints on a wide sonic palette. Dynamic mid-album instrumental “Last Full Measure” and closing mini epic “The Sibylline Age” bristle and morph with progressive, ever-changing structures while “Raven’s Blade” explores the more theatrical and technical side of the band.

    Theatrical, technical, passionate, soaring guitar solos, triumphant cadences, Idol Throne throw everything at this album. That’s the thing with this album—it has its flaws, but it’s good. It sounds like a new band finding their voice. It’s not particularly prophetic, it doesn’t push the boundaries of metal, but it is fun and enjoyable. And some days you need that.

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