Well, it’s pretty damn good. I thoroughly enjoy the drums in Hanging Out in Haiger, the punk and black metal feel of Norway in September and the dirty Motorhead sound of Witch Ghetto. Overall, I think that I like the drumming and the production of the drums, as the beating of the skins on this album is great. I find that my favorite tracks are really the only thing that I listen to when I re-listen to the album, which isn’t usually the case for me, but that’s really the only gripe that I have.
Limited enhanced UK slipcase pressing of the Metal band’s 2008 album features bonus enhanced videos and footage of the band. Dark Thrones & Black Flags is a continuation of the Darkthrone sound, style and uncompromising attitude witnessed on the acclaimed 2007 album F.O.A.D. Peaceville Records.
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Don’t want to ‘tout’ myself because I can’t stand arrogant pud’s, but I remember banging my head and raising the fists to Soulside Journey on cassette! Darkthrone’s Soulside and A Blaze were absolutely revolutionary years ago and still hold the same torch today! I personally couldn’t find much of the same luster in all the albums in between. Don’t get me wrong there has been some good songs released here n’ there, but nothing quite like a complete new album, sound, and direction that this one has taken me on! I love this new stuff! Don’t care what they call it – It’s rock n’ roll for the soul! Fenriz’ mix on vocals are so welcomed – you know he was a wizard with the Isengard projects! I have a hard time finding any metal that is worth 2 cents! This stuff is the bomb! Thank you Throne – Eternal Hails!! WAR ON!! m/ ^ ^ m/
One of Darkthrone’s best albums, hard, heavy, brutal and Black as night. This is pure Black Metal,Darkthrone rule.
i love what darkthrone has done with this their new wave of black heavy metal it is acctually more of a venomous throwback style to the original black metal style venom created with darkthrone’s own style of it better than venoms production yet raw as hell…i love it…!!
I find it difficult to believe that anyone listening to a Darkthrone album would be offended or put off by any sort of change in their sound. Darkthrone have always done what they wanted to do, when they wanted to do it. First they were death metal, then they tried black metal and now they play what is really a hybrid of both styles with some thrash and punk mixed in. And what is wrong with this? The band that never seemed to change was changing all of the time. The faithful Darkthrone fans saw this and never cared. “Darkthrone is Darkthrone” they would say. Others, who were on the outside of the beast, would sit and stare, wondering what the appeal was.
“What is the appeal?” you ask. The appeal is this: Darkthrone play for themselves. They play music that is real and genuine, without any pretense or cloak of glamour. If you don’t like them, they really don’t care. This is why they have never really made it out of the underground but, as they have spoken many times, they don’t care. This is the kind of attitude you will get with this album. It’s punkish, brash, heavy and alltogether enjoyable. The songs and production are all very primitive sounding, much like F.O.A.D., but even more primitive. Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have transcended the “black metal” scene and become a style of music all their own. Some may hate it, some may love it, but Darkthrone are Darkthone.