The Greater Good of Man marks the return of Northwest Metal favorites Splintered Throne, albeit transformed by the addition of a powerful female vocalist, Lisa Mann (White Crone). Eight melodic and burning Traditional Metal songs were hammered out over the course of the pandemic, as well as a re-recorded version of the Bic-flicking power ballad "Immortal." Packed with memorable melodies, heavy riffage, and high-energy performances, this album reflects myriad influences ranging from Power Metal, Melodic Hard Rock, Bay Area Thrash, and more. Prepare to bang your head and raise your horns high like back in the day!
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Album release date: 19 August 2022
“the band delivered the Trad and Heavy Metal surprise of 2022. A steady offering of well-paced perfectly arranged metal songs that truly shine with variation. Delivered by a band that knows its stuff and doesn’t shy away from going cross-genre at any time without losing track of their metallic aims. This saddles us with one of the best new Heavy Metal albums that we came across over the last few years."” - RMR
“Splintered Throne have released not just their best album, but also one of the best heavy metal albums of the year. In a justified world, ‘The Greater…’ would be massive, but it’s as independent release this will be relatively difficult to get hold of, but it is well worth the hunt. So, for fuck’s sake someone sign this band!"” - Adam McCann
"Definitely of that school of classic Heavy Metal bands with a spike of hard rock in their DNA like Widow or Skull Fist, this album presents a band completely on their game, with solid, hook-laden riffs and the powerful, Leather Leone-style vocals of frontwoman Lisa Mann. The songwriting ranges from good to great, with highlights like "Morning Star Rising" and "Let it Rain," but there are no dead spots or skip tracks on this. Splintered Throne have just cranked out a gem of an album and you should not miss it."
- Sargon the Terrible, The Metal Crypt.com
(for) "Fans of bands that bridge the worlds of thrash, prog and power metal and good ol’ fashioned headbanging with a beer in one hand and your equally shit-hammered buddy in your other."
- Kevin Stewart-Panko, Decibel Magazine
"An absolutely scorching hot album... This is without doubt my favourite album of 2022 so far, and is head and shoulders above many of the other current offerings out there. I cannot pick a favourite track, as every one of them is worthy of a video and a single release on its own merit. The greater Good of Man by Splintered Throne is a must-have for any fan of old school Metal
4.5 / 5
- Mark Waight, Metal Epidemic.com