You know, there's a few CDs out in our loopy world that just suck regardless of whichever way you see it, and this putrid manhole certainly falls into that particular category. Throne of Katarsis proudly wears its black metal label like an egotistical jerk holding a trophy, yet there's something wrong with them doing so; mainly because they completely piss on everything the genre has ever stood for. An Eternal Dark Horizon has a charm rating on par with multiple Hate Eternal listening sessions, but only those familiar to Throne of Katarsis will agree nothing enjoyable comes remotely close to survival. Besides kicking the dead horse relentlessly, Throne of Katarsis does other unimaginable things to our deceased creature throughout this tumbling infection of inconsistent idiocy that nibbles away at your sanity like a woodpecker violating its tree of choice.
All in all, Throne of Katarsis deciphers black metal by hunting down its most generic qualities, skinning all forms of decency, and then placing the repulsive aftermath on a stand for everyone to stare at in utter disgust. Unoriginal riffs are stretched across monotonous percussion distributions without dipping into anything interesting, and they also appear reused multiple times since it all sounds alike. Even better, Throne of Katarsis tends to ignore any alarms by forcing bothersome blastbeats and parallel guitar patterns for way too long. The vocals can be really good at times, and a few acoustic channels aren't too shabby either, yet that's all An Eternal Dark Horizon has going for it overall.
You'll easily notice An Eternal Dark Horizon presents five songs that make up an entire full-length release, and it doesn't take a nickel of sense to realize you're dealing with multiple numbers lasting for several minutes on end. Now there should be no complaints when observing long notes, yet doings little errors (many of which can be easily avoided) will stain any effort violently, and you'll never guess in a million years which band has fallen prey to this trap. Throne of Katarsis? Correct! Here's your prize: a five-piece heap of black metal anthems forcing predictable sequences upon the unfortunate winner for minutes on end. Musically, this whole CD is redundant, but droning on for unnecessary lengths just drains blood from its suffering body; there's no end from the ridiculous cycle.
So yeah, trying to find girth in An Eternal Dark Horizon will probably lead you on an endless circle of forgettable hierarchies, dense musicianship, stereotypical lyrics, meandering songs, and everlasting repetition; it's painfully clear the chumps in Throne of Katarsis haven't obtained a single clue about how to properly network this specific form of black metal. The funny things is, however, these clowns just continue tormenting themselves by forcing all five tracks to drag on beyond humanistic comprehension, and doing so will simply make them dunces in the eyes of many listeners. If you're easily amused by crap that endlessly circles on without relief, then you should definitely waste your money; everyone else should find some explosive material and fire away.