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Release date: 2001
Style: Black metal

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7 | 113 votes

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01. Weakling Avenger
02. Raining Murder
03. Sin Origin
04. Command
05. I, Voidhanger
06. Wreak

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Staff review by
Xnoybis

Rating:
8.4
Plaguewielder saw the band starting to emerge from the malaise of the late 90s (ugh to Total Death) and prior to the punk injection of their more recent releases. For the most the approach is their style of black metal, only with punchier production than in the past. Perhaps the fact it doesn't sound like it was recorded by a Fisher Price "My First Microphone" and feature one of the band members dressed in corpsepaint and snarling at Alpha Centauri on the cover is why it doesn't get the run that their older output does.

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published 24.04.2012 | Comments (13)

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Xnoybis - 19.04.2012 at 01:30  
Rating: 8 Weeeee just received the reissued, re-artworked version from Peaceville, along with commentary from Nocturno Tedo and Fenriz.
Xnoybis - 24.04.2012 at 18:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 22.04.2012 at 16:22

Dear Darkthrone, I hope you release a commentary boxset one day, because I'm not gonna buy every album again.


wow you have this a 6 and Ravishing Grimness a 10? I always thought they were very similar albums (In the commentary, they refer to the two as brother albums) - only i thought this one better formulated and executed.

i can see folks preferring the other one, but that strongly was a bit eyebrow raising.
Troy Killjoy - 24.04.2012 at 18:41  
 
Written by Xnoybis on 24.04.2012 at 18:27
i can see folks preferring the other one, but that strongly was a bit eyebrow raising.

For sure. I prefer Ravishing Grimness myself, but this album isn't that different. Describing them as brother albums is definitely accurate, as the older one seems to make his mistakes but it gives him character and experience which the younger brother tries to learn from but has his own issues.

Subtle as they may be, I suppose those differences are drastic for some.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.04.2012 at 19:20  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.04.2012 at 18:41

For sure. I prefer Ravishing Grimness myself, but this album isn't that different. Describing them as brother albums is definitely accurate, as the older one seems to make his mistakes but it gives him character and experience which the younger brother tries to learn from but has his own issues.

Subtle as they may be, I suppose those differences are drastic for some.

I guess, to use your analogy, this was the ugly sister of Ravishing Grimness, who wasn't exactly a looker herself.

The way I see Darkthrone is everything between Transylvianian Hunger and Sardonic Wrath is a radioactive wasteland that should be avoided at all costs. Panzerfaust might have been ok if it wasn't for the overly mixed, almost sidechained vocals.
Troy Killjoy - 24.04.2012 at 19:38  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.04.2012 at 19:20
I guess, to use your analogy, this was the ugly sister of Ravishing Grimness, who wasn't exactly a looker herself. The way I see Darkthrone is everything between Transylvianian Hunger and Sardonic Wrath is a radioactive wasteland that should be avoided at all costs.

Exactly. And as a big fan of Darkthrone, I agree with that, although I enjoyed Hate Them.
Xnoybis - 24.04.2012 at 19:42  
Rating: 8 Hate Them is probably my favorite.

from my perspective, i didn't like the last couple tracks of Transylvanian Hunger, nor Panzerfaust and Total Death. Ravishing Grimness was them starting to pull up from the free fall, with this album continuing the ascent towards Hate Them on...

(And I also see Hate Them and Sardonic Wrath as brother albums as well... )
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.04.2012 at 19:46  
Rating: 6 I actually just listened to a couple of tracks off Hate Them and I appear to have remembered it incorrectly as it does indeed sound remarkably similar to Sardonic Wrath. Time to revisit it then it seems.
musicalkaratekid - 13.05.2013 at 19:47  
Rating: 7 Another good Darkthrone album which although offers few surprises, has plenty to indulge in for those who are big fans (like moi). Opener 'Weakling avenger' has a good Punk vibe running throughout and 'Raining murder' and the epic 'I, voidhanger' both prove to be staples of Darkthrone's trademark sound.

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