Abyssal Throne

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Abyssal Throne
Sympathy - Abyssal Throne.jpg
EP by Sympathy
Released August 1, 2005
Recorded Tech Centre Studios, Caronport, Sasketchewan, 2005
Genre Technical death metal, Blackened death metal
Length 22:39
Label Momentum Scandinavia
Sympathy chronology
Arcane Path
(2004)Arcane Path2004
Abyssal Throne

Abyssal Throne is an EP by the Canadian technical death metal band Sympathy, released in 2005 on the Norwegian label Momentum Scandinavia. The EP was released in a strictly limited edition of only 850 with an 8-page, 5-colour booklet with gold print. The EP features several guest appearances: vocals by Matt Knowles of Royal Anguish on "Insipid", and additional lead guitar work by Dustin Olson, Tim Roth (Into Eternity) and Rob Doherty (Into Eternity). The EP features an intro and 5 songs, of which 2 are new, "Insipid" and "Ascendency", and 2 are re-recorded versions from Invocation, "Immolation of the Dragon" and "Occupy". The last song, "Torn into Enthrallment" is a Suffocation cover from the 1995 album Pierced from Within. The cover artwork was designed by Samuel Durling, a reputive Swedish graphic designer. The EP received good reviews, and the critics considered the Ep an improvement over the style of Arcane Path, being more extreme technical death/black metal.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Depths of the Earth" – 0:34
  2. "Insipid" – 5:12
  3. "Immolation of the Dragon" – 2:44
  4. "Ascendency" – 3:40
  5. "Occupy" – 4:41
  6. "Torn Into Enthrallment" – 4:48


  • Dharok – all instruments and vocals
  • Matt Knowles – vocals on "Insipid"
  • Tim Roth – lead guitar
  • Rob Doherty – lead guitar
  • Dustin Olson – lead guitar


  1. ^ Morrow, Matt. "Sympathy - Abyssal Throne Review". The Whipping Post. Retrieved 2008-02-16.