Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
For every clear-cut Superman, there's a darker, more complicated Al Simmons (y'know, the guy that became Spawn? Todd McFarlene's breakthrough character! No? I promise you he's very well known!). Whether you're a noble Ned or a redeemed Jaime, you have the potential to overcome great adversity on your path to Victory! (although Ned did lose his head, so maybe don't follow his lead too rigorously...)
If there's one outfit that embodies the dark and the complicated, it's Bring Me The Horizon.
Throne really shocked people when BMTH first unleashed it on the world. Sempiternal, the predecessor to That's the Spirit, had been an eye-opener in it's own right, but this was something completely unheard of for fans who'd grown used to the gnarling and snarling from Suicide Season and the briefly titled TIAHBMISITIAHLKIAS.
This kind of bravery is rare in the world of modern music. Artists find a sound that works and then stick to it religiously, which is fun for a while but it's not the stuff of legend that we're so interested in here. Throne is a Victory song in every sense of the word. It's a triumph in the face of creative stagnation, an anthem for the under-trodden and the forgotten, and it's one that soars over a powerful electronic landscape driven as usual by Matt Nicholls' characteristic artillery-like drumming.
BMTH haven't always had an easy ride in the public sphere, but like the one-handed Lannister of Westerosi fame, they've matured and developed into a band who are loved by millions, and rightly so - they're a lovely bunch of lads!
Given the lyrical and visual imagery invoked in Throne, I wouldn't be surprised if the track was directly written about The Kingslayer himself.
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About the curator - Matt Jenko
Matt Jenko is a university postgraduate and music producer with an unhealthy obsession with Rick & Morty and all things Game of Thrones. When he’s not in the studio (a rare occurrence these days), he’s fueling his passion for music either on the net or out in the real world. He likes being out in the nature (in the least strenuous capacity though, let’s be real here) and chilling with his cat, and he’s also pretty proud of his mammoth collection of books that he’s never read.