Monday, November 18, 2019

The Throne Within

If you are looking for a true throwback to 80's metal, RAM can deliver the goods. Their last three albums have been solid slabs of metal, so when I discovered that they had a new album due to be released in 2019, it quickly became one of my more anticipated metal records.

The Throne Within was an instant buy. I didn't need to hear any songs from the album, but if you wanted to sneak a peak, the video for Blades Of Betrayal was a good preview.

RAM continues to stick with that 80's metal style that they do best. They are missing some of the hooks that the 80's greats had, but man, they sure have the attitude and conviction to make them stand above most of the newer metal bands today. These guys just want to get you headbanging, and they manage to do that without fail.

The Throne Within was limited to only 100 in the US, and the ochre/brown marble vinyl looks great. All other pressings were out of Europe, so I was happy to get in and get a copy that avoided overseas shipping fees.

The record also comes with a huge poster, which was nice to pull out to check out, and then immediately tuck back into the sleeve never to see the light of day again.

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