Deathless

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Deathless
Studio album by Throwdown
Released November 10, 2009
Genre Groove metal
Length 54:26
Label eOne Music
Producer Mudrock, Al Fujisaki
Throwdown chronology
Venom & Tears
(2007)
Deathless
(2009)
Intolerance
(2014)

Deathless is the sixth studio album by American metal band Throwdown. The album was released on November 10, 2009 in the US through E1 Music, January 22, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe, and January 25, 2010 in the UK, also through Nuclear Blast Records.[1] Deathless is the first album by Throwdown released through E1 (formerly Koch Records) and Nuclear Blast since the band switched from Trustkill Records at the end of 2008.[2]

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Deathless reached No. 26 on Billboard's Independent album on November 28, 2009, and stayed on the chart for one week.[3]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [4]
AllSounds 8/10 stars [5]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[6]
MetalStorm 7/10 stars[7]
Braingell Radio 8/10 stars [8]
Alternative Press 2.5/5 stars [9]
Blabbermouth 4/10 stars[10]

Deathless received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised Throwdown for changing the sound from their previous hardcore punk sound,[6] other critics did not like their decision to change their sound to a more groove metal sound.[9] Most critics agreed that Throwdown had moved to a more Pantera sounding style.[4][5][6][9] Some, however, even likened the band's new sound to groups such as Godsmack and Mudvayne.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Peters and Mark Choiniere.

  1. "The Scythe" – 4:00
  2. "This Continuum" – 3:45
  3. "Tombs" – 4:05
  4. "The Blinding Light" – 6:12
  5. "Widowed" – 5:51
  6. "Headed South" – 5:20
  7. "Serpent Noose" – 4:12
  8. "Ouroboros Rising" – 4:24
  9. "Skeleton Vanguard" – 4:24
  10. "Pyre & Procession" – 4:07
  11. "Black Vatican" – 3:22
  12. "Burial at Sea" – 5:31

Personnel[edit]

Throwdown

Production and art

  • Mudrock – producer
  • Al Fujisaki – producer, digital editing
  • Chris "Zeuss" Harris – mixer
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Ryan Clark – art design
  • Jerad Knudson – cover photo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THROWDOWN Inks European Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS". Blabbermouth.net. October 30, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ Carman, Keith (December 15, 2008). "Throwdown Sign to Koch, Readying Deathless". Exclaim!. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Deathless - Throwdown (2009)". Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Deathless". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Throwdown - Deathless [Album] | Altsounds.com Reviews". Hangout.altsounds.com. 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b c Ronnie Kerswell. "Throwdown - Deathless - Reviews - Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Throwdown - Deathless". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  8. ^ "Braingell Radio | Throwdown – Deathless". Braingell.com. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  9. ^ a b c "Alternative Press - Reviews". Retrieved November 16, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  11. ^ Morse, Jeremy (2009-12-21). "Review of Throwdown - Deathless - Metal Review". Metalreview.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Throwdown - Deathless (album review) - Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic.com. 2010-03-28. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 

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