Declarations of Secession
What others are saying about OVERTHRONE's Declarations of Secession: "United States black metal always seems to be a step behind Europe. For the most part it lacks atmosphere, the musicianship, spirit and a certain magic that the Europeans seemed to have mastered, but there are always exceptions- and Overthrone is one of them. Overthrone is a two-man melodic black metal band from Aurora, Ill. The band mixes elements of death metal, folk, symphonic, and thrash on a foundation of black metal creating a somewhat avant garde sound." - HEAVY FREQUENCY "Overthrone's lush meandering music is harsh Blackened thrashing metal at it's core, expanding at every turn into numerous extreme styles, only to recede back into the chaotic swell of it's conception." - LIVE 4 METAL "A complex arrangement of sound that takes many listens to fully appreciate. Moving melodic ideas over a very aggressive groundwork. The track I enjoy the most would have to be "The Vitriolic Fervor" I am very surprised this music comes from the U.S., let alone Illinois. Overthrone is for those who like their metal intelligent and original." - ADRENALIN FANZINE "Overthrone can proudly say they are among the American black metal acts to actually produce a well mixed album with great substance." - DEADTIDE.COM "Melodic and interesting from beginning to end. Better than most, in this bland and uninspired age." - MOURNING THE ANCIENT "This disc is a cut above the morass of wanna-be unsigned BM bands not only in quality, but also because this band is doing their own thing. An interesting, distinct album of music from a promising band. Pick this one up." - THE METAL CRYPT "Overthrone plays symphonic black metal with death and thrash components. Some riffs are akin to Dimmu Borgir, Dissection or Emperor. I like the melodic riffs quite a bit. The layered dynamics are good, with inspiring leads and some acoustic parts." - METAL FANATIX "There is a strong violent (almost raw black death metal) background and a big nod towards the early black metal spirit. Relying on long structures, Overthrone deliver a wide variety of pace and atmospheres and thus never sound boring or even foreseeable. We get an interesting variety of speed coupled with some technical guitar / keyboards passages and nice vocal approaches." - PULL THE CHAIN "Definitely the fans of extreme metal will find their way to the album of Overthrone. But you need to pay attention in order to "see" the world of Overthrone through their blackened and dark atmosphere. Just follow their musical ideas and you won't regret it." - BEHIND THE VEIL.