Darkthrone - Sardonic Wrath

7.6 | 148 votes |
Release date: 6 September 2004
Style: Black metal


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01. Order Of The Ominous
02. Information Wants To Be Syndicated
03. Sjakk Matt Jesu Krist
04. Straightening Sharks In Heaven
05. Alle Gegen Alle
06. Mann Tanker Sitt
07. Sacrificing To The God Of Doubt
08. Hate Is The Law
09. Rawness Obsolete

Ted Skjellum - bass, guitars, vocals
Leif Gylve Nagell - drums, vocals

Additional musicians:
Ole Jørgen Moe - vocals
Lars Sørensen - synthesizers

Additional info
Produced by Darkthrone.

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I remember I did an interview with fenriz for not so long ago, and then I remember fenriz said the following as an answer to one of the questions:

"If people START playing primitive, they almost always MUST explore. We explored FIRST, THEN decided to play primitive. "

And that is exactly what darkthrone is doing now; they are playing raw, primitive black metal. Each album follows pretty much the same formula. Some people might find this boring that a band don't do anything new and find it very negative that a band doesn't progress and it's like they are doing the same thing over and over again. But, I'm sure that most darkthrone fans don't have any problem with this at all, they are pleased with the primitive and raw style of black metal that darkthrone plays and I'm sure most of them don't even want darkthrone to progress and they are afraid that if darkthrone starts experimenting too much then they would follow the footsteps of some bands like Dimmu Borgir, and for "trOO" black metal fans that would be a disaster. So they prefer darkthrone to stay the same old darkthrone that they always loved and dakthrone is doing nothing but keeping their fans happy (I suppose).

published 03.12.2004 | Comments (2)

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14.01.2014 - 22:00
Rating: 7
A decent album by the band's standards but I wouldn't say it's quite their best from this period: Their previous album "Hate Them" for me seems a little more consistent. That said, this album does the job very well enough and as always proves that Darkthrone can't do wrong when they're playing in their comfort zone. A few of the tracks here disappointed me a little because of the slower parts which seemed to slow down, but the fast-paced fury and chaos in songs like 'Sjakk Matt Jesu Krist' and 'Hate is the law' make up for this.

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