DARKTHRONE - Arctic Thunder LP
180 GRAM BLACK VINYL LP PRESSING + DOWNLOAD.
Norwegian duo, Darkthrone, return with their first new studio material since 2013's triumphant The Underground Resistance; the album becoming the band's most successful release in recent years. Darkthrone's new album Arctic Thunder, is due for release on 14th October.
A new heavy metal odyssey now awaits fans as Fenriz and Nocturno Culto once more show their mastery of "the riff", demonstrating why Darkthrone remain one of the most respected and enduring acts in the history of extreme metal.
An eclectic mix of free-spirited 80's fuelled blackened heavy metal, all executed in Darkthrone's trademark raw and organic style, Arctic Thunder was recorded & produced by the band themselves, with the sessions conducted at Darkthrone's old rehearsal unit, "The Bomb Shelter", which they had originally used during 1988-1990.
With themes based around hate, contempt, and the inner mind & soul, and with the notable presence of Nocturno Culto on vocal duties across all songs for the first time in recent years, Arctic Thunder retains a grim atmosphere throughout the album's 8 tracks, with mastering once again handled by Jack Control at Enormous Door.Once in a black moon a band of truly terrible people emerge with no regard for societal norms or common decency. An ingrained shitty attitude makes life generally miserable, and yet provides some of the most raging, sinister and unhinged underground metal this side of the styx. Philly’s Daeva (da-ay-vuh) harness their shitty guy mentality, sharpened over many years and many beers to an acidic burn, and pour it into their debut MLP ‘Pulsing Dark Absorptions’, a snarling beast of blackthrash discord.
While reference points won’t be hard to identify for the worst among you, few bands manage to sound as energized and dexterous as Daeva does while swinging the axe of execution on first wave black metal, dissonant thrash and evil rock n roll. With a vocalist that goes from venomous rasp to mentally deranged to perfect aggressor inside the same song, Daeva slashes, bashes and gnashes through four original compositions with one simple message to convey: FUCK OFF. Finally, a poser corpsing Deathcrush cover closes the B side with a rusty saw blade to yer throat. So wipe that smirk off yer face, set the player to 45 and absorb Daeva’s pulsing darkness.