Dethrone the Sovereign is right back at it again, to show fans how it’s done: after releasing their first full length, Harbingers of Pestilence, the Metal outfit has taken some time to record a brand new playthrough that showcases their guitarist’s ability. While still rooted in Deathcore, the track clearly showcases a Progressive Metal vibe, and it definitely has the technicality you’d expect, without sounding redundant or lacking the headbanging effect you expect from a Metalcore song.
If you’re a fan of melodic, heavy, technical Metal and don’t mind putting yourself to the test, take a peek at the playthrough for Perennial Eclipse, premiering now via Gear Gods.
The band also shared their thoughts on the track, and video: “Here’s our guitar play through for Perennial Eclipse, the closing track of our new album “Harbingers of Pestilence”, AVAILABLE NOW! Played and recorded with Ibanez RG7s, we kept our Drop C tuning (used on our previous EP, Autocracy Dismantled) while adding a low G for the top string, allowing us to create heavier sounding rhythms than we used to”.
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They said about Harbingers of Pestilence:
– Driven by sharp riffs that contrast with crystalline segments of moving classical guitar and beautiful, sprawling segments of symphonic excellence, Dethrone the Sovereign take deathcore and give it a drastic overhaul, including progression and punishment in equal amounts to create an intense listening experience – 9/10, New Transcendence
– Title track “Harbingers of Pestilence” opens with a quintessentially ‘djent’ rhythm before staccato symphonic stabs and aggressive arpeggios overwhelm the track in an excellently epic way. – 7/10, It Djents
– Dethrone the Sovereign display a nice cross-section of various death subgenres. We get the technical, djent-heavy riffs, the synth touchesand the progressive song structures rolled into one With so much talent on display, it is impossible to attribute the power of this album to any single member- 9/10, Metal Trenches
– Whether you like complex prog metal, theatrical symphonic metal, or gritty death metal, Harbingers of Pestilence offers it all – 7.9/10, Music Existence