THRONE OF CHAOS - MENACE AND PRAYER - SPIKEFARM
What is it with the Finns? Do they take obligatory piano lessons in school? Does the government give all bands who take a keyboardist off the unemployment ranks a tax credit? Whatever it is, for some reason every band from Finland (remember the term human sheep?) features a loser fulfilling his Elton John fantasy and in the process dashing any hope of these bands going anywhere. Throne of Chaos could have been a respectable speed metal band. Instead these Finns shall remain relegated to the status of a weak, pop band trying to pass themselves off as heavy metal. There is a reason bigger and more successful bands like Blind Guardian and Iced Earth are not from Finland. - Ali "The Metallian"