Darkthrone
A Blaze in the Northern Sky


5.0
classic

Review

by oblin USER (1 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 102 replies


Release Date: 1992 | Tracklist


this is the second black metal cd i bought so far. the production isnt that bad, so if your new to black metal, it'll be no probelem this is darkthrone's second cd, and the first one in style of black metal. the total time of the cd is 42 minutes, and it comes(well at least the version i got) with a great interview with fenriz and nocturna culta.
Kathaarian Life Code - after an autmospherical intro that does a good job at setting up the mood for the cd, it launches staight into blast-beats. The longest song on the cd, 10 minutes, it takes you through numerous temp/mood changes, never allowing you to be bored.
In the Shadow of the Horns - a slower song, at the end of which you are treated to a aucoustic part played over a fast blast-beat, which makes for an intresting combination, possibly my favorite part of the cd.
Paragon Belial - this track is stuffed full of great melodic riffs and a few good solos. overall a really well written song.
Where Cold Winds Blow - fast, agressive as hell and to the point. has a nice break down.
A Blaze In the Northern Sky - the shortest song on the cd. well written, comes together very well, both fast and slow.
The Pagan Winter - good melody, alot of tempo/mood change. great finishing track to a flawless cd.
overall this is a great cd that wont let you get bored. 5/5.


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OpiateTheMasses!
January 26th 2004


20 Comments


A 5/5 is really high.

Id give it a 3.5/5

sting-ray
January 26th 2004


92 Comments


you could have added more detail.



to everyone: check out the update of the rules.

LordDargon
March 12th 2004


165 Comments


[QUOTE=A Smoker Of The White Clouds Of Opium]A 5/5 is really high.

Id give it a 3.5/5[/QUOTE]

WHAT?!?!!?!?!?! I thought this was like one of the classics of the Genre, along with Transilvanian Hunger (also by Darkthrone) Am I wrong or what? Or is this dude just high on opuim?

I gotta get more songs from this. So far alls I got is Paragon Belial.

Jondur
March 17th 2004


92 Comments


I'd give it 4.5/5 - probably THE definitive black metal release.

Per Ardua Ad Astra
March 19th 2004


106 Comments


4.9/5
It's a classic, the atmosphere throughout the whole album is kvlt and evil.

Leper Affinity
September 4th 2004


89 Comments


I have Transilvanian Hunger, but not this. Darkthrone is awesome so I'll be pinking it up pretty soon.

manuscriptreplica
September 5th 2004


431 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I picked it up yesterday. Great album.

4/5.

petrucci_wannabee
May 3rd 2005


2 Comments


The review could have done with a little more detail. Still, an excelelnt album though, one of the definative black metal albums, 4.5/5 from me.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
May 3rd 2005


2125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't like this album, I find it really boring. Because it's so classic though, I'd give it 4/5.

94_Hours
May 3rd 2005


73 Comments


i dont care what anyone says, this IS the definiton of REAL black metal, this is a CLASSIC album and I LOVE it

94_Hours
May 4th 2005


73 Comments


if you want boring, try Det Som Engang Var by Burzum

Dancin' Man
May 4th 2005


719 Comments


I love that. Burzum is really inconsistent I've noticed. I either love the songs or hate them. I've yet to give this album a good listen. Maybe it's time. In general though, I'm not a huge fan of raw, true black metal. I like the bastard children of black metal better (Peccatum, Solefald, Enslaved)

rattlehead42147
May 4th 2007


1345 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sorry but a very average review, great album though

kalkal50
May 5th 2007


2386 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This review is very mediocre too be honest; too many spelling errors, awful punctuation and it basically didn't go into detail about the album. I have yet to check this album out though.

DeathGrinder
October 9th 2008


152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

classico

McP3000
October 9th 2008


3941 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

meh album

rasputin
October 9th 2008


14555 Comments


Yeah, I've never really seen the appeal either. I guess it gets credit for being a 'great', but eh.

masscows
October 9th 2008


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album is fucking amazing fuck off nonelites

rasputin
October 9th 2008


14555 Comments


ohok

DeathGrinder
October 19th 2008


152 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yer stupid bum nipple nonelites



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