Norwegian metal icon Tchort has been a fixture on the scene for a while now, but his newest project, Blood Red Throne, may well represent the most fully realized metal of his career. Their new album, COME DEATH, is certainly appropriately named, as the band dishes out a healthy serving of classic death metal and nothing but. Song titles such as "Rebirth in Blood," "Guttural Screams," and "Another Kill" tell the listener exactly what to expect. Bludgeoning riffs combine with drums at once nimble and crushing to deliver a brutal punch to the solar plexus, and surprisingly soulful vocals tell a story of blood and godlessness. With clear but suitably gritty production, COME DEATH is state-of-the-art death that looks back at the classics while charging forward fearlessly.