Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Swedish artist Pär Boström returns with a new album of Kammarheit, the fourth studio full length in twenty years of involvement.
Content: “Thronal” features 8 tracks, which from start on reveals the Dark-Ambient roots and influences of Kammarheit. From the very first seconds of the opening cut you can feel evil forces coming through. Boiling sound waves creating an extremely dark atmosphere create this sensation of solitude and desolation. Low sound resonations accentuate the impact of the work, which is really taking you by the throat. A few cuts are moving into a dark reverie, which is also the way this album comes to an end.
+ + + : Pär Boström takes care to compose his work a meticulous way. The tracks are well-crafted and supported by a dense and constant dark sound approach. I like the low tones the music has been made by and creating this irresistible visual appeal. “Thronal” feels to me as a sonic metaphor to a world in despair; a nightmarish view of abandoned places and lost souls. This visual strength creates an emotional experience, revealing the delicacy of the composition.
– – – : The tracks are somewhat similar; no real lows, but unfortunately no total climax.
Conclusion: “Thronal” is the kind of album belonging to the good-old Dark-Ambient school; a production appealing for Cold Meat Industry nostalgia.
Best songs: “Iron Bloodstream”, “Now Golden, Now Dark”, “The Two Houses”.