When Splintered Throne’s first disc, The Octagon, showed up on my doorstep unannounced, I approached it with some caution. Once I listened to it however, I was floored as it was just that damn good! Now when Jason Moser, guitarist and co-mastermind, asked me if I wanted a copy of their new offering, I was only too eager to say yes. They list their key influences as bands such as Maiden, Priest, Firewind, Anthrax, etc. and there is definitely a lot of that in the mix, but they also kind of have their own style going which makes it sound both familiar and fresh at the same time. I would say this album is a great continuation off of their previous work and if anything, the band is showing a bit more maturity in their song writing and there is some subtle depth to this album that the previous one was lacking. Definitely worth giving some attention to and something that will be part of my personal playlist going forward. Like it’s predecessor this album is worth picking up. That’s all I have time for now, time to drive off into the sunset with Splintered Throne and I will be sure to Enjoy The Ride!
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