it’s no big secret that somewhere in darkthrone’s career they started putting out some pretty redundant albums, but this is at least a fun sort of redundant that suggests a sincere love for thrash metal and d-beat/crusk punk. it’s notable for being the only recent darkthrone album to be derivative of the band’s influences in attempt to create something new without the slightest sense of of irony, rather than simply cannibalizing the past for the sake of it and adding joke lyrics. a bit monochromatic and certainly not a sjakk matt, but i like it; just listen to their essential releases first for context.
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ok first off, the “Fred Dursts Biggest fan” guy shouldnt even deserve to listeon to music. To say that these guys pose to be METAL (not medal u dumbass)is crazy. This band was around long before Limp Bizkit and they are two totally differnet types of music. the things that guy types are so stupid “they should write songs about being mad at parents and lookin cool” that i actually think it was a joke. i hope to a mercyful god that he was joking, becuase if there is a mercyful god and he wasnt joking, he will smite this retarted dumbass now…(no offense to actually retarted people)
i just had to get that out. anyway, on to this latest Opus from black metal heros Darkthrone. this album is pretty great. the vocals stay true to the old school ways and i really love this band. anyway, later, DEATH TO PEACE
Pretty routine stuff now for Darkthrone. It’s not bad, but far from good. Has some nice riffs, and fenriz is always good with his drumming.
Not as powerful a listen as their earlier albums. If you can find this used for $8 or below, i’d say go for it.
This album is actually quite good!! No it’s no Transilvanian Hunger (my favourite BM album of all time), but we don’t get another one of those, ever. This album is raw, black and atmospheric. Just the way we like it! Amazing how a band can achieve so much with so little. It’s so stripped down, and has a really good old-school feeling to it. 1st generation black metal and hardcore punk, but with atmosphere. They don’t need the boring electronic intro though. This is the first “modern” (post 96) Darkthrone album that I really get into, and I am pleasantly surprised. I’m gonna buy it! Maybe even the t-shirt too! Darkthrone is by far the best black metal band ever. Yes their classic period is behind us, but if they keep on making records like this one, I’ll stick around! If you like quality old-school black metal with a retro-feel, buy this baby.
If you expect surprises with Darkthrone you are are mistaken.It’s black metal no more no less. That is not to mean that it is one dimensional or boring.Nor is it trying desperately to fit any of the cliques that have appeared in black metal (progressive, pompous, “necro”,etc).Darkthrone show that it is possible to take influence from any kind of music and still make quality music without sounding like those influences.
Perhaps the reviewer who gave this three stars expects too much from Darkthrone as we all do from the true quality bands. I always feel disappointed by new Slayer or Morbid Angel albums simply because they have produced such monumental music before-their average is another band’s best album ever.And Fenriz’s lyrics are brilliant-dark, metal but not overdramatic or dumb.Just quality.